Find information and guidance on getting help, volunteering, work, money, benefits and staying well during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Essex Wellbeing Service (EWS) offers a single point of access to practical, emotional and specialist support. All Essex residents, including parents and families, can use this service.

If you or someone you know needs advice, EWS provides support with:

  • feelings of loneliness or isolation
  • debt, housing or employment questions
  • parenting and family matters
  • caring responsibilities
  • mental wellbeing
  • learning disability/autism
  • dementia care
  • sensory impairment
  • quitting smoking
  • keeping physically active

Call: 0300 303 9988

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 2pm

Community Hubs across Essex are helping vulnerable residents during coronavirus. They can help you if don’t have family and friends to support you with basic tasks such as shopping for food and other support needs.

Find a Community Hub near you.

United in Kind helps people across Essex work together to reconnect with our neighbours and communities to help overcome loneliness.

Thurrock Council are working with partners in Thurrock to provide help for those most in need during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Thurrock Coronavirus Community Action is a partnership led by the council, Stronger Together and Thurrock CVS, working with local organisations to safely coordinate support and volunteers.

They can help with:

  • shopping for food
  • collecting medicines
  • social contact

Separately, if you are employed or self-employed on a low income and have to self-isolate at home, you may be entitled to a one-off Test and Trace Support payment.

Call: 01375 511 002

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm,
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.