Social Services

Social Services no longer have a manned office in Saffron Walden, but can be

contacted on: Tel: 0845 603 7630 (ECC)

Uttlesford Frontline Services - What is Frontline?

Frontline is a community project that helps the public and frontline workers quickly

find details on local health and wellbeing services

Funded by the national lottery.

Tel: 01371 878 400

Community Agents - Essex

Supporting older people and informal carers to find and develop independent living

solutions from within their local community.

Would you like someone to read to you?

Need someone to shop for you? To arrange a free home visit call or email us:

Call FREE on 0800 977 5858 or email or

Contact Sally Austin on 07540 720 602 - e-mail

Supporting Carers in Essex

Tel: 0300 770 8090

e-mail Web:

Uttlesford Carers

Help information and support for those caring for relatives and friends at home

Local Branch is in Great Dunmow:

The Old Police Station, 45 Stortford Road, CM6 1DQ Tel: 01371 875810


The Carers UK Advice line is open Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm.

Tel: 0808 808 7777 or email


Provider of quality services to children and adults with a disability

Tel: 870 297 or 871 133 Mon-Fri 9am – 4pm e-mail:

Web: Local branch Takeley Tel: 870 297 or 870 133

Alzheimer’s Society

Call our Helpline number on 0300 222 11 22 or use the Live Online Advice service

for dementia information and support.

Home visits can be arranged.

Local branches (Mon-Fri 9am – 3pm)

1. Southmill Road, Bishop's Stortford CM23 3DH - 508 448

2. 4b Twyford Court, High Street, Dunmow, CM6 1AE 01371 872 519

Age Concern

Age UK Essex provides vital support services as well as expert information and

advice on all aspects of later life.

Call us: Tel: 01245 346 106 e-mail us:

Visit us: Age UK Essex, 112 Springfield Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6LF.

(We're open Monday to Friday between 10am and 3pm)

Harlow Branch: Tel: 415 553


Cruse Bereavement Care’s vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to

turn when someone dies. Our free and confidential services are provided by trained


Visit our website at

Tel: 0808 808 1677 (Mon – Fri 9.30am – 1.30pm)

Alcohol and Drug Advisory Helpline

Open Road is a registered charity that provides support for individuals affected by

drugs and alcohol across Essex with the Community Rehabilitation Company.

We are located close to the town centre and local amenities. Our Harlow Team is

available Monday to Friday for anyone wanting to access advice, information,

support, assessment and access to more formal treatment.

Tel: 698 721 (Harlow) Web:

The Radar National Key Scheme (toilets)

The Key scheme offers disabled people independent access to locked public toilets

around the country. Toilets fitted with National Key Scheme (NKS) locks can now be

found in shopping centres, pubs, cafés, department stores, bus and train stations

and many other locations in most parts of the country.

Cost of the key is £4.50

020 7250 8181 - Monday to Friday (10.00-13.30 and 14.30 to 16.00)

Salvation Army

For all local enquiries such as volunteering, or if you are in need of assistance

please contact:

The Saffron Walden Salvation Army

Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1AG

Tel: 01799 500 339



If you feel like that you would like to help others in the area then contact

The Uttlesford Volunteer Bureau in Saffron Walden Radwinter Road, CB11 3HY -

Tel: 01799 513 626

Blue Badge Parking Scheme

The Blue Badge scheme provides parking concessions to help severely disabled people

travel independently, as either a driver or passenger, by allowing them to park close to

their destination.

Allows you to park in the spaces reserved for the disabled.

Blue Badge Team, 200 The Crescent, Essex House, Colchester, CO4 9YQ.

For more information call: 0845 743 0430.

Support 4 Sight

Support 4 Sight assists people in maintaining their independence and quality of life. Our

aim is to support local people to cope positively with their sight loss.

Support 4 Sight, 2 & 4 George Street, Saffron Walden, Essex. CB10 1EQ

Tel: 01799 523 700


Our opening times are Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 2:30pm.

Support 4 Sight is a registered charity based in Saffron Walden.