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Age UK Essex are a local charity who provide essential support to those over 50 in Essex. From Home Help to Befriending, Toenail Cutting to Advocacy, find out more about the services we provide and how you can access them.

Age UK Essex reduces Befriending Service as a result of funding cuts

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Age UK Essex is saddened to announce that following cuts in funding the charity has been forced to dramatically reduce the size of its Befriending Service.  As a consequence Age UK Essex is closing its face-to-face Home Befriending Service in the geographical areas which are covered by Essex County Council. 

We would like to take this opportunity to stress that the Thurrock Befriending Service and the CHP Befriending Service will not be affected and will continue to operate as usual.

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Home Help service

The Home Help team deliver a range of different services including general housework, weekly shopping and collecting prescriptions for you.

Information and Advice

The Age UK Essex Information and Advice service is a free and confidential service for anyone aged 50 or over, their family, friends, professionals or carers.

Toenail Cutting

The Age UK Essex mobile toenail cutting clinics help people in later life to look after their toenails. All our trimmers are trained by the NHS Podiatry Service.

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We need to raise £500,000 each year to be able to meet the demand for our services. Every penny you donate stays in Essex and helps those in your local community.

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