Community Agents Essex - Supporting Independent Living

Community Agents provide a free to access service across Essex (excluding Thurrock and Southend) aimed at supporting individuals who are older, have learning disabilities or Autism and their informal carers to maintain or regain their independence. These solutions are often from within their local community.

About Community Agents Essex

Community Agents Essex is a well-established countywide service supporting people who are older, have learning disabilities or Autism and informal carers. It is free to access and consists of a network of countywide agents and volunteers, based in local communities who can visit an individual's home to provide support to develop independent living solutions, often from within their local community.

It is an established partnership:

  • Promoting health and independence
  • Reducing social isolation
  • Finding practical solutions to daily living
  • Providing confidential trusted Information
  • Informing choice and reducing confusion
  • Increasing individual and community resilience

The service is delivered through a community and voluntary sector partnership consisting of Rural Community Council of Essex, British Red Cross and Essex Neighbourhood Watch.

Need help?

Community Agents are part of the Live Well partnership and referrals can be made by email or phone, through Essex Wellbeing Service. To arrange a free visit call or email us:

Tel: 0300 303 9988


For existing cases, where you have already been in contact with an agent or for general Community Agent Project enquiries, please phone or email:

Tel: 07540 720605 (mornings only)

Enquiries Email:

This email is only for enquiries, not referrals. It is monitored mornings only - please use for referrals

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