United in Kind
People across Essex working together to reconnect with our neighbours and communities to help overcome loneliness. Hundreds of community, charity and voluntary groups supporting people who feel lonely or isolated.
Connect Well Essex
Connect Well Essex is a website that will help you to find local help and support, help you feel more involved in your community or make some changes to improve your health and wellbeing.
Langham Community Shop
Langham Community Shop are a volunteer-staffed Community Shop that has served the village of Langham since 2004, with opening hours on 364 days each year.
Telephone: 01206 272431
Futures in Mind
Futures in Mind is a service designed for people from across Essex who are looking for support with recovery from mental health problems and/or substance and alcohol misuse. We have peer support groups and befriending services available across the area.
Telephone: 01376 316126
Hartbeeps Basildon & Tendring
Award winning Hartbeeps is a fun & interactive music class which transports children through a magical, make-believe journey. We offer highly interactive classes for sitting babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Expect music, drama, creative play, dance & movement all set to a fantastic soundtrack of remixed nursery rhymes, funky, original kids songs & lullabies.
Telephone: 07905 290203
Easy cycling around Braintree
Enjoy a gentle supported and non-competitive led social cycle ride. Keep fit, develop cycling confidence and explore the amazing Essex countryside. The rides are every Wednesday at 10am from the Drury Lane, Braintree (near Cycles UK) and are typically 15-20 miles (about 3 hours) and include a stop for refreshments.
Short-Term Wheelchair Loan Charity
The Short-Term Wheelchair Loan Charity has been set up to help local people who need to hire or loan a wheelchair on a temporary basis.
Langham Community Centre
The current Langham Community Centre was opened in June 1988 and has been serving local village residents and other commercial hirers ever since.
Telephone: 07741 284132
Colchester Community Zones
Book a collection of unwanted household items such as furniture and electrical items. Report a street problem including, graffiti, fly-tipping and dog fouling. Find out how you can get involved in your local community.
Essex Libraries Book Groups
Essex Libraries supports over 700 Book Groups. Some groups meet in our libraries and some meet in their own homes, pubs or other venues and we supply their books (or in some cases audio books). We also have some children’’ and young people’s Book Groups. Some specialize in reading particular genres of books. You can search for a book group near you or ask at your local library for more details.
Telephone: 0345 603 7628
Tendring District Ramblers
We try to cater for most walking abilities by offering regular weekly walking
Telephone: 01255 677368
Heart & Sole Walks
Heart and Sole, Chelmsford Council’s Walking for Health scheme, welcomes anyone who is interested in walking for fitness, exercise, to socialise or simply enjoy the countryside. Walks are led by trained leaders and have a back marker at the rear of the group. This means you are free to walk at your own pace without fear of being left behind. The routes are all circular, so you start and finish in the same place.
Telephone: 01245 606569