The Voice Network's team of specially trained volunteers go out and about to give talks about the services and facilities available for older people in their local area.
"The talk was really informative and helpful and the speakers local knowledge was exceptional."
Lunch club organiser
How we can help you
It's really important that older people in Essex know where to go if they need help and who they can turn to for support. Our Voice Network share information on local services and give older people a voice within their community.
Visiting clubs and groups across the county, the Voice Network's team of specially trained volunteers go out and about to give talks about the services and facilities available for older people in their local area. They can tell you about Age UK Essex services, Community Agents Essex and what help and support is available for older people locally from other organisations. They also help older people get their opinions heard by gathering their views and feeding them back to the local authority and key decision makers.
The Voice Network operates across Essex including Southend and Thurrock and also visits organisations such as housing associations, carers groups, GP surgeries, patient groups and other charities.
We can visit clubs and groups of all sizes and we don't make a charge for delivering a talk but they're welcome to make a donation.
A service you can trust
To give you peace of mind all of our Voice Network volunteers are fully trained and police checked via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Our volunteers are supported by experienced staff who are there to guide and assist them.
Book a talk
Please call our Voice Network Coordinator Ann Armstrong on 01245 200 936 to arrange a suitable date and time.