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Action for Men
Action for Men is a men's health service for gay/bisexual men.

Colchester and Tendring’s Women’s Refuge

01206 500585

Colchester & Tendring Women’s Refuge exists to provide crisis accommodation for women. Accompanying children who are homeless as a result of abuse. They offer help and support. Also have drop in sessions around Tendring & Colchester.

C.A.R.A. (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse)
Enquiry line - 01206 769795
Admin - 01206 367881 - Mon -Fri. 9.00am - 5.00pm

A crisis telephone helpline, one to one support and counselling, face to face counselling, outreach, advocacy and practical support.

E.R.E.C. (Essex Racial Equality Council)
Tel/Fax: 01268 465068

Our purpose is to eliminate racial discrimination in all forms so those members of all communities in Essex can enjoy freedom from injustice.

Essex Connexions

Connexions is for all 13-19 year olds, and older for some people with additional needs. Talk confidentially to a personal advisor for information or advice on all sorts of topics including: jobs, work, money, learning, health, relationships, housing, travel and transport, free time.

Essex County Council
01245 430430

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service
01206 574255

Essex Drug and Alcohol Action Team
01245 434646

Information and advice on drugs and alcohol and the services available in Essex.

Essex Police
Non emergency Line 101
In a genuine emergency call 999

Essex Police Authority
01245 291600

Essex Police Authority is an independent organisation whose job it is to support, oversee and challenge the work of Essex police. The main role of Essex Police Authority is to maintain an efficient and effective police force for the people of Essex.

Essex Probation Service
Head Office – 01376 501626 Colchester – 01206 768342

The probation service is an organisation working towards: Protecting the public, reducing re-offending, the proper punishment of offenders in the community, ensuring offenders awareness of the effects of crime on the victims and the public.

MAPS Team (Multi Agency Professional Support Team)
01255 687121
No web address

Multi agency team funded by Behaviour Improvement Programme, supports children and families obtain education through promoting attendance, emotional well being and working with schools to reduce permanent and fixed term exclusions.

Open Road
01255 431186

Open Road exists in order to reduce harmful impact of drugs and alcohol on users, their families, partners and society. Offer counselling Chinese herbal medicine, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, acupuncture, family support, women & alcohol group, aftercare, etc.

TACMEP (Tendring and Colchester Minority Ethnic Partnership)
01206 769789 and 01206 500471

We are here to support black and minority ethnic people who live in the Colchester and Tendring areas. TACMEP aims to eliminate racial discrimination and promote good race relations and equal opportunities for all.

Tendring Association of Local Councils
01206 250504

Training for local Councillors. Representation of East of England Forum and Essex Association of Local Council Levels.

Tendring District Council
01255 686868

Tendring Technology College
01255 672116 Frinton Campus
01255 861341 Thorpe Campus

A split site mixed comprehensive college serving Frinton, Walton Thorpe, Gt Oakley, Wix, Weeley, Little Clacton, Tendring, Kirby and the surrounding areas.

The Children’s Society – EYPDAS (Essex Young People Drugs & Alcohol Service)
01245 493 311

EYPDAS is an integrated substance misuse service, providing a service to problematic substance users, aged 18 years old and under. Essex Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service is comprised of four services and also supports families, carers and professionals.

The Guinness Trust
01206 842476

Provide affordable housing to families and single persons on low incomes, together with a full generic housing management service.

Victim Support – Essex
0845 456 5995

Victim Support, the national charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales. We give free and confidential help to victims of crime, their family, friends and anyone else affected. We give information, emotional support and practical help. You don’t have to report a crime to the police to get our help and can get support at any time, whenever the crime happened. We are not a government agency or part of the police.


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Contact Us

Leanne Thornton Community Safety Manager
E-mail Leanne
Tel: 01255 686353
Mobile: 07850 090 670





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