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Sometimes children and young people and their families need help with social care needs – this means help with day-to-day activities such as:

  • feeding
  • washing and dressing
  • getting around
  • toileting
  • social interaction
  • managing complex relationships
  • independence
  • being part of the community
  • being safe in vulnerable situations

This section provides information on social care support for children and young people with SEND and their families.

Social care contact numbers

  • Adult Social Care: 0345 603 7630
  • Children’s Social Care: 0345 603 7627
  • Out of Hours Emergency Duty Service: 0345 606 1212

Adult Social Care – Transport

Most people are required to make their own way to and from Adult Social Care services. Some people with additional … Read more

Who the service provides for

19 year olds and above with a learning disability, physical disability or mental health difficulty.

Phone number: 0345 603 2200
Operational locations: Essex

Children and Young People with Disabilities – Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Service

The Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Service at Essex County Council supports children and young people who have a substantial and … Read more

Phone number: 0345 603 7627
Operational locations: Essex

Children and Young People with Disabilities Service (CYPWD)

The Children and Young People with Disabilities Service (CYPWD) supports children and young people, aged 0 to 25 with special … Read more

Who the service provides for

Children and young adults aged between 0 and 25 who have assessed needs (special educational needs and/or disabilities).

Operational locations: Essex

Direct Payments

Direct payments are payments the local authority makes to you so you can arrange the care and support they have … Read more

Independent People Homecare

Independent People Homecare provide care and support in the home to those living with a variety of conditions, including (but … Read more

Who the service provides for

This service is for adults aged 18 and over living with a variety of medical conditions.

Email address: hello@iphomecare.co.uk
Phone number: 01245 895263
Operational locations: Essex

Meaningful Lives Matter – for people with a learning disability and/or autism

Meaningful Lives Matter has been set up by Adult Social Care teams at Essex County Council to improve the lives … Read more

Social Care Assessments

Social care uses a range of assessments to identify the strengths and needs of children, young people and their families. … Read more

Social Care for Children

Essex County Council has an obligation to assess the needs of children and young people with disabilities and then to … Read more

Social Care for Young Adults

The Young People with Disabilities Team (16 to 25 year olds) provide advice, guidance, support and interventions to young people … Read more