Do you need help?

The Essex Map can help find local charities and organisations in your area that can help with all kinds of needs including :

  • Child services
  • Animal services
  • Cost of living help
  • Clubs and Groups
  • Education
  • Parenting Support
  • Gardening
  • Libraries
  • Grieving and Death
  • Community Groups and so much more…

Are you struggling with the cost of living?  Is it affecting your mental health?

We know people are worried about the rising cost of living so we can created a local page for Essex residents with help and services available.

Here you can find information about local food banks, warm hubs, grants and loans and much more.

We will update this page as often as we can with as much information as we can.

If the rise in cost of living is affecting your mental health and you feel in crisis remember you can call NHS 111 and chose Option 2 to talk to someone.


Essex County Council 

You can find your localised Council and the help on offer here:


Southend on Sea 

Southend Council have created a booklet of Cost-of-living support and advice available for residents:

Southend Cost of Living Booklet

Thurrock Council

You can find your localised Council and the help on offer here:


 Warm Hubs:

A warm hub is a safe location where you can keep warm, socialise and have a cup of tea.

We know how expensive it can be to heat your home at the moment and how detrimental it can be for mental health to be isolated so we will try and add as many warm hubs as possible here.

Here you can find an interactive map: