Community Groups

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

Website: www.futuresinmind.org.uk

Email: fim.enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk

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

Website: htwww.langhamcommunitycentre.org.uk

Email: LanghamCC@gmail.com

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.

Website: www.colchester.gov.uk

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.

Website: www.connectwellessex.org.uk

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

Website: www.libraries.essex.gov.uk

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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

Website: www.connectwellessex.org.uk

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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.

Telephone: 01255 201763 or 01255 201771

Website: www.wheelchairloancharity.com

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

Website: www.langhamcommunityshop.org.uk

Email: communityshoplangham@gmail.com

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.

Website: www.unitedinkind.org

Email: provide.unitedinkind@nhs.net

Tendring District Ramblers

We try to cater for most walking abilities by offering regular weekly walking

Telephone: 01255 677368

Website: www.ramblers.org.uk

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.

Telephone: 07929264207

Website: www.connectwellessex.org.uk

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