Southend Advocacy Hub Partners

Charities & Organisations to help you get the best result.

Partner SEAS

South Essex Advocacy Services (SEAS)

South Essex Advocacy Services is a small, independent charity that advocates on behalf of adults experiencing financial and/or, social difficulties. The advocates help such adults who may benefit from someone to support them and to ensure their voice is heard.

Partner BATIAS


Set up in 1992, BATIAS has historically worked with people with learning disabilities however we can also support people with physical and sensory impairments, complex needs and behaviors that challenge. Through the provision of advocacy BATIAS empowers individuals to secure their rights obtain services and make positive, informed choices about their lives.

BATIAS provides Formal, Citizen and Self Advocacy in South and West Essex, this includes the Unitary Authorities of Southend and Thurrock.



The letters ‘SHIELDS’ stands for Supporting, Helping, Informing Everyone with Learning Disabilities in Southend. We are a group of people who have learning disabilities. We speak up on behalf of other people with learning disabilities. We are called councillors. People vote for us to represent them.

We make sure that people with a learning disability in Southend have a voice about the services they receive. We represent the views of people with a learning disability to the Learning Disability Partnership Board and Action Groups. We support people to make Valuing People Now and the Learning Disability Commissioning Strategy happen. We speak up for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Livewell Southend

Southend’s one-stop-shop, health and well-being website. Providing local service information for adults, children and families.

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