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Live Well & Social Prescribing


The Livewell Engagement Network is essentially intended to be a virtual group of patients, public and voluntary groups who can get involved in how services are planned and designed but at an arm’s length approach.

By becoming a member, local people can take part as much or as little as you like. They can also

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We want everyone in mid Essex to Live Well. That is why we are dedicated to providing the best possible healthcare to help you access the right services when you need them.


Self Referral is now possible

The Link below provides a flow chart on who can refer and contact details

Live Well Pathway


Essex All Age Advocacy service provides statutory and non-statutory advocacy for the community in Essex (excluding Southend, Thurrock & London boroughs). Advocacy is speaking up for individuals about issues that are important to them. We provide services for everyone, including people of different age groups, backgrounds and disabilities, who meet our criteria. Our staff are paid and volunteers.


Independent advocacy empowers people who are vulnerable, and / or discriminated against, who need a stronger voice, by enabling them to express their own needs and make their own decisions.


Social Prescribing

Connect Well Essex is an online self-care self-referral tool containing over 400 local activities and services. ‘Social prescribing’ links patients with appropriate, non-medical support and guidance. In the same way that a patient with a prescription can get their medication easily from a pharmacist, they will be able to access the services that will help them improve their wellbeing here on Connect Well Essex.

This site features activities that can help people make positive changes in their lives and within their communities by linking to voluntary and community groups and other non clinical services that can help them to feel more involved in the community, meet new people, make some changes to improve health and wellbeing.

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