Shelter & Health Enlisting Local Support

Below is a collection of charities and organisations who are working together in Tendring to help support homeless people, or those at risk of homelessness with health, wellbeing and accommodation.


Register your concerns with Tendring District Council - Please visit our homelessness pages for further information or email

Anglia Care Trust

Rough Sleeper early intervention; Providing intensive support, advocacy and accommodation specific to service individuals. Telephone - 01473 622 888 or email -


Essex Outreach Service; Offers support and advice to help resolve issues such as maximising benefits, access to Housing and helping people feel more confident in accessing services within the local community to live more independently. Telephone - 0800 28 888 83 or email



Health advocate providing support to those affected by homelessness (or at risk of being homeless) by attending GP/Health appointments and helping to understand the health outcomes and pathways for appropriate treatment. Summit also has a range of bespoke services for adults with learning disabilities, autism and adults who have entrenched mental health disorders. Telephone 01255 429 778 or email

Self Care

If you are happy to seek medical support without support, for minor illness contact your pharmacy, GP or 111.

Urgent Treatment Centre

A walk in nurse led service based at Clacton Hospital which is open 8am-8pm every day including weekends and public holidays, for assessment and treatment of minor injuries. They can also treat minor illnesses such as ear, throat or skin infections and exacerbation of long term conditions.

Local Support

Community Voluntary Services

Is run by the local community to support, promote and develop voluntary and community action. Services in Clacton & Harwich include lunch clubs, social prescribing, winter resilience packs, volunteering and much more. Community Information Centre, 20-22 Rosemary Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex CO15 1NZ. Dovercourt & Harwich Hub, 276 High Street, Dovercourt, Essex, CO12 3PD. Telephone 01255 425 692. Phone hours Monday - Friday 9am - 2pm (if calling outside of these hours please leave a voicemail).

Hope at Trinity

Is a day centre working with the homeless and vulnerable. Our centre is based at Trinity Methodist Church, Clacton. We are usually open from 10am-2pm offering breakfast and light lunches. We also have washing facilities for clothing and a limited amount of 2nd hand clothing for those in need.

Open Road

Drug & Alcohol services. Complex case services include information & advice, one to one confidential assessments and one to one recovery worker support. Essex STaRs and the NHS Team provide their clinics on a Wednesday & Thursday prescribing methadone and buprenorphine. 132a Wellesley Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 3QD. Telephone 01255 434 186.

Essex Alcohol Recovery Community (ARC)

Arc is provided by Phoenix Futures. They offer support, advice and information around alcohol use. People can benefit from on a oe to one basis, including counselling and group support where experiences can be shared with other people who have similar experiences. Support also given to family or friends affected by a loved ones drinking. Telephone 01376 316 126 or email

Full Circle

The service (delivered by Phoenix Futures) was commissioned to work with offenders with complex and additional needs across the whole of Essex. The work could include substance misuse, mental health, learning disabilities or any other need that, if left unmet is likely to increase risk of re-offending. They offer a signpost and referral service, advocacy and can attend appointments with clients as necessary. Telephone 0800 1000 110

Healthwatch (Essex)

The information and signposting service. It can help people access, understand and navigate health, social and wellbeing services in Essex. Anyone can contact them confidentially for help on health and social care. Telephone 0300 500 1895. Text 07712 395 398 or email

Shells Poster. Please note this document is not accessible, but all information contained in it is listed above. The PDF copy is for display purposes or personal downloads.

Last updated on: 18/10/2022 - 11:24