Your Say: Adult Social Care Southend

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Southend Borough Council is working with residents to co-produce three 5 year Adult Social Care Strategies. There is a strategy for each of these groups:

1. All Age Carers - people who care for others in an unpaid role, often family members. We are also working with a group of young carers so their views are heard. You can download all the information about carers in Southend in the presentation here.

2. Working Age Adults - people who might have a disability, a learning disability or mental health needs. You can download all the information about working age adults in Southend in the presentation here.

3. Older Adults aged 65 years and over - people who might need help to live independently or be in supported housing. You can download all the information about older adults in Southend in the presentation here.

We'd love you to join the conversation with us. You can explore the different stories based on real experiences and share your thoughts in the 'Stories' tab below.

If you have your own ideas about how adult social care can support local people to live fulfilling lives, please share them with us on the 'Ideas' tab below.

We are also hoping to have ongoing conversations about social care in Southend-on-Sea. We will use the 'Forum' tab for this so drop by and join the conversation.




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If you have any questions, need any assistance taking part or would like to receive an alternative version of the content e.g. on paper, or to feedback another way please email:


To read about how the Council handles your data please visit our Privacy notice: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Privacy Notice(External link)(External link).

Illustration of neighbours in a brick building waving and smiling to each other through their windows


Southend Borough Council is working with residents to co-produce three 5 year Adult Social Care Strategies. There is a strategy for each of these groups:

1. All Age Carers - people who care for others in an unpaid role, often family members. We are also working with a group of young carers so their views are heard. You can download all the information about carers in Southend in the presentation here.

2. Working Age Adults - people who might have a disability, a learning disability or mental health needs. You can download all the information about working age adults in Southend in the presentation here.

3. Older Adults aged 65 years and over - people who might need help to live independently or be in supported housing. You can download all the information about older adults in Southend in the presentation here.

We'd love you to join the conversation with us. You can explore the different stories based on real experiences and share your thoughts in the 'Stories' tab below.

If you have your own ideas about how adult social care can support local people to live fulfilling lives, please share them with us on the 'Ideas' tab below.

We are also hoping to have ongoing conversations about social care in Southend-on-Sea. We will use the 'Forum' tab for this so drop by and join the conversation.




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If you have any questions, need any assistance taking part or would like to receive an alternative version of the content e.g. on paper, or to feedback another way please email:


To read about how the Council handles your data please visit our Privacy notice: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Privacy Notice(External link)(External link).

  • This video has been made with an actor based on real but anonymous experiences of local working-age adults.

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  • Paul's Story (this is a story based on real experiences of local carers)

    My name is Paul and I’m 83 years old. My wife, Stephanie, is 81. She recently left the hospital and gets people coming to help her four times a day. Apparently, it’s called reablement. I’m not sure what that means exactly but they see to be trying to help her. The so-called ‘reablement care’ won’t be provided forever so people from adult social care say we are going to have to think about any future support she may need with her care.  They are also saying that they need to look at our finances but I’m not really sure why – something about how any future care will be paid for I think. 

    Before she went into the hospital, she was able to get about much more, but now she really struggles to move about, especially with getting up and down the stairs. We have a handrail fitted up the staircase but she’s still having trouble. Our bedroom and bathroom are upstairs so there isn’t much we can do about it as there is no toilet on the ground floor. I try to help her as much as I can but I’m 83 now so it is a struggle. 

    It’s not easy for me either, although I wouldn’t tell her that, because I love her and want to help, but I’ve had my own problems. I had a heart attack a few years ago and then cancer. I’m recovered now but it is so important to stay healthy, but I can’t get out to play sport as much- I really miss it. At least the pool and gym were open until recently but now they have to stay closed because of coronavirus.

    We’ve got the children but they have their own families, and both work long hours. My son does live near though and has also got power of attorney. 

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Page last updated: 10 June 2021, 14:29