Learning Disability Support
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Here you can find more information about all of our Learning Disability services.
Please get in touch if you would like to find out more or have a question.
We're here to help.
AB4D Collaborate Essex
Do you want to share your voice?
AB4D is an Essex wide service delivered by SUMMIT and BATIAS in partnership with Essex County Council (ECC).
The aim of this service is to provide a flexible platform where you feel empowered to have a voice in your local community. We discuss issues that are important to you and work together to find solutions.
AB4D is for adults with an experience of disability, their families and carers.
Your views are passed to the Healthwatch Essex; Collaborate Essex Disability and Carers Forum. The forum is made up of people with an experience of disability, councillors and staff from Essex County Council.
Your views help shape local services in Essex.
How to refer
To find out what's going on in your area contact:
South Essex: Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, and Rochford.
Call AB4D at BATIAS: 01375 389869
West Essex: Epping, Harlow, Loughton, Saffron Walden and Uttlesford.
Mid Essex: Braintree, Chelmsford, and Maldon.
North East Essex, Colchester and Tendring.
Call AB4D at SUMMIT: 01255 429778
If you live in Tendring and you are at risk of homelessness or are experiencing homelessness, we can help.
The Health Advocate will work with you to address health inequalities. We will support you to register with GPs, attend health appointments, find out more about additional housing services and provide an independent voice.
How to refer
Call: 01255 429778
Would you like support from an Inclusion Advocate?
They can help you begin your journey towards inclusion, improved quality of life and meaningful employment.
An Advocate will:
Listen to you
Ensure you are receiving the same opportunities as non-autistic people. This includes employment, health services or education
Help you to improve key relationships through a better understanding of Autism
Look at issues with you realistically, providing non judgemental support
Help you access information which will support you to make your own decisions
Support you to look at any entitlements you may be eligible to receive
Make challenges on your behalf if you feel you have been unfairly treated
The Inclusion Advocate will act as a go-between for you and other agencies to help you identify any obstacles or challenges you may face to inclusion.
How to refer
Call: 01255 429772