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Quick Links: National Websites

We hope you find the websites we have provided here useful. If you know of any links we could add here we would be very pleased to hear from you The National Websites link shown above gives you access to more than 70 useful national organisations


Allergy Essex
This website offers foods and affordable medical alert wristbands for people suffering from allergies and sensitivities. They can arrange delivery country wide. They also run the "Allergy Essex" Facebook page which can be freely accessed for help, news and support.
Click here to view Allergy Essex

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Information & Support

Family Information Service

The Essex Family Information Service (FIS) gives free, impartial information and guidance about services for children, young people and families in Essex.

Please call on 0800 055 6874
Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5.30pm
Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm

You can also email fis@essex.gov.uk 

Click here to view Family Information Service

Home Start Colchester
Home-Start is the UK's leading family support organisation for families with children in the 5+ age group. Home-Start volunteers provide emotional and practical support and friendship to families in their own homes. By doing so they represent a lifeline for many families when things are difficult.

Click here to view Home Start Colchester

Job Centre Plus

The Job Centre Plus website provides guidance and information on:

  • Assessing Your Benefits if you return to work
  • Job Hunting
  • Training
  • Applying for Work
  • If a Lone Parent
  • Benefit Entitlements
  • Making a Claim
  • Local Programmes
  • Support for the Disabled
You can access the Job Centre Plus through our Centre, call for details of days and times

Click here to view Job Centre Plus

The Parents guide UK
An online version of the magazine that offers articles, advice and information on all aspects of education, health, leisure and lifestyle.
Click here to view The Parents guide UK

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Local Government

Council Website

View the Council's A - Z list of services and contacts, plus a wealth of local news updates.

In addition Colchester Borough Council's Welfare Rights Service has produced a number of free factsheets giving information on various welfare benefits, these can be viewed via the Colchester Borough Council's website by clicking here.

Click here to view Council Website

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Local PCT (Primary Care Trust)

View the North East Essex PCT site and browse through the information.

Click here for the PCT website

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Essex Mums
Essex Mums is a place for Mums and Dads to make the most of family life in Essex:  whether it is to find out what's going on nearby, read opinions of the best parent and toddler groups, give and receive help and advice or just chat about your day.
Click here to view Essex Mums

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