There are periods in all of our lives when times are tough; when we have a young family, need support when caring for an elderly relative, have money worries or are just finding it hard to cope. If you have concerns about a friend or family member, or need a bit of extra help yourself, it’s important to be able to find out what support is available locally – however unless you know a service exists it can be difficult to know where to start looking.
Uttlesford Frontline is a local community initiative initially targeted at health professionals, but which has proved to be so successful that West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group and Essex County Council have funded expansion of the project so that everyone to benefit from the service.
By visiting www.uttlesfordfrontline.org.uk and searching under a particular section, you can easily find out which organisations are offering relevant services within your local area and you can even request a call back from many of the providers.
Over 100 services are already available for you to connect with; these are grouped under the headings of:
· Older people
· Mental health
For each service you can print off a fact sheet, which gives contact details, opening hours and information about how the service works and who is eligible. The system also allows you to comment on a service, which will help improve it for other users or chat with someone if you can’t find what you need.
For more information on Uttlesford Frontline, please call;
Kirsty at Uttlesford Council of Voluntary Services on 01371 878400 or Kate at Uttlesford Citizens Advice on 01799 526557.