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Key contacts

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Health and Social Care

Telephone: 0845 603 7630 (care for adults), 0845 603 7627 (care for children)

  Health and Social Care

24 March 2015

Adult and child holding hands

Our health and social care pages are for both adults and children in need of help or advice. We provide you with information on staying healthy and independent, including advice on the support services available to people caring for others and those unable to care for themselves. 



If you think that you or someone you know may be being abused and is in immediate danger then you should contact the police. If you are looking for general information and guidance on recognising and dealing with abuse, hate crimes or other protection issues you’ll find it here.

Blue Badges

The Blue Badge scheme provides a national range of parking concessions to help severely disabled people travel independently, as either a driver or passenger, by allowing them to park close to their destination.


Information on health and wellbeing, mental health issues, eating disorders and where to find help and support. 

Care for adults

Advice for people over the age of 18 who may need support as a result of age, disability or learning difficulties. 

Care for children

Advice on adopting and fostering, safeguarding vulnerable children, and the Youth Offending Service.  

Support for carers

Information on the support available to people who provide care for others.

Legal support and advice

Where to go for advice on a range of legal issues and civil law, including debt, money and tax, personal injury and housing. 

Online payments

Access to the Essex County Council portal for making online payments for social care services.