Health and Wellbeing

Helpful Links and information

  • Ambitious About Autism - Some useful toolkits with information on inclusive youth groups and physical / mental health. Great resources for young people, parents and professionals. ​

 

  • North Essex CCG - Annual Health Checks (Adults with a learning disability or autism) People with a learning disability can have a free health check every year to help them stay healthy, their Annual Health Check should result in a Health Check Action Plan to make sure they receive the very best healthcare. The North Essex CCG website provides further guidance on Annual Health Checks but also some other great health resources and advice.

 

Advocacy

An advocate is a person who can support you and speak on your behalf if you want them to. Advocacy services help you access information and ensure your voice is heard when decisions that affect you are being made. Advocates are independent. They don't represent the views of others, such as your local authority or the NHS. They won't make decisions for you or give you their personal opinion.

An advocate can:

  • contact people on your behalf

  • go to meetings with you to give you support

  • speak on your behalf when you don't feel comfortable speaking yourself

  • write letters and emails on your behalf

  • You can self refer to this service

  • Essex - GovMental health - Emergency or crisis help and information

 

 

  • MENCAP - Clear advice and support on accessing services in easy read format

 

 

  • Community Dental team Dentists that have experience in working with Autistic individuals / learning difficulties / complex needs.

 

  • Health Watch Essex - An independent and confidential information service to help you understand and navigate health and social care in Essex

 

       The discussion will identify:

  • If you need care and support

  • The level of care and support you need

  • How these could be met

  • Your family and social support networks

 

 

  • Living Well Essex - Essex County Council’s Living Well Essex website provides information, advice and guidance for adults, families, carers, providers and other professionals.

Office: 01279 430300 | Support / Information Lines: 07377 386090 / 07377 386093

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