Community Agents Essex is a countywide network of agents and volunteers who will support older people and their informal carers to find and develop independent living solutions from within their local community.

The service is delivered through an exciting new community and voluntary sector partnership, bringing together four well established organisations: Rural Community Council of Essex (RCCE); British Red Cross (BRC); Age UK Essex; and Essex County Neighbourhood Watch. These organisations bring a wide range of experience and expertise, working with vulnerable people across rural and urban areas.

If you have a few hours to spare you could help us to:

Support an older person or their informal carer with simple things such as:

  • learning how to prepare a meal or
  • Building up enough confidence to visit a club or group

Promote the support that Community Agents can offer and the help that older people can access

Help with arranging meetings or general office administration


Full training and support will be provided. We will re-imburse all reasonable expenses.

The supporting roles will be subject to a DBS check (at no cost to the volunteer).

For more information view the Support Volunteer page or

Call: 01376 574341 or


Need help?

A Community Agent will visit you at home to discuss and help with:
  • Mobility issues
  • Practical living skills
  • Social inclusion
  • Healthy living
  • Caring for someone
  • Individual resilience
To arrange a free visit call or email us:
Call FREE on 0800 9775858 or email