The Cancer Care Navigators are here to help people get the right help and support with all non-medical needs.
They are trained staff working alongside Ipswich and Colchester hospital and with the local GP surgeries to support newly diagnosed patients, their families and carers with practical, financial and emotional concerns they might have.
They are able to offer practical support and advice, which might include:
• Helping patients improve their health and wellbeing
• Pointing patients towards relevant cancer support groups and courses
• Referring patients for emotional support where needed, and identifying who may be best placed to support them
• Advising patients on how to talk to family and friends about cancer
• Linking patients in with services and support in their local area
• Facilitating access to support for any practical needs
Supporting patients with the transition back to daily life, as their care moves from a hospital setting to a community setting.
You can self-refer by calling Colchester on 01206 487288 or Ipswich on 01473 702125 or you can email email@example.com
Colchester Travel Plan Club promotes active and sustainable travel to work and business.
Too many older people feel they have no one to turn to for support. Age UK exist to help older people when they need it the most with information and advice, tackle loneliness, get older people active and support people to be independent for longer.
If you need advice or information on money, care or health, call 0800 678 1602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Open 8am to 7pm, every day of the year.
Anglian Water supplies water and water recycling services to the east of England.
If you have concerns about river flooding or flooding relating to the town drain, please contact the Environment Agency.
Grassroots provides grants of up to £1000 to voluntary and community organisations which are delivering social welfare services to improve the lives of people in Colchester and Tendring.
Visit the group's Facebook page, published as a service for the community including crime reduction advice and sharing of relevant information.
Colchester Neighbourhood Watch have launched a 'Little Book of Big Scams' to 'raise awareness of the ever evolving ways that criminals use to scam the public out of hard earned money'.
To help Essex and the surrounding area be more environmentally friendly by offering affordable repairs, pre-loved electricals, refills without packaging and affordable bikes to help people get active through their Route 51 cycling project - call 0779 949 4797 or email email@example.com.
If you would like to add your details to the list, contact the council offices.
UK Power Networks are responsible for electricity cables across the South East and East of England and can be contacted online or by calling 105 from a landline or 0800 31 63 105.
Wildlives provide treatment for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife and advise, educate and raise public awareness on all issues relating to the benefit of wildlife.
For further details call 01206 251174/07802 767016, opening hours of 10am to 5pm. Outside of opening hours contact the RSPCA 0300 1234 999.