Helping Support the Communities of South Essex

About Us

Charity Number: 1175385

We are a registered charity set up to support the communities of South Essex and enable them to thrive. We’re here to promote and strengthen community cohesion and to lend a helping hand through:

We're Collaborative

We work within the community to make decisions, set goals, realise personal aspirations, and promote independence. We believe in the power of volunteering and are committed to collaborating with users of our services to develop core skills, create possibilities and, unlock their full potential.

We're Inclusive

We believe that when people feel supported, respected, and understood, change happens. We work with people no matter their background and treat them ethically and free from bias. South Essex Community Hub is committed to operating openly and transparently to local communities.

We're Adaptive

In our ever-changing environment, we are equipped to be able to move quickly to meet the varying needs of our service users and communities providing the most relevant, accurate, and helpful support.

We're Caring

Because we care, we strive to help make a positive difference in the lives of people who need our support most. Our staff and volunteers have a passion for helping in and around our communities to be the change we want to see.

Our Impact

We deliver services that strengthen our community. In 2020/2021 we helped 4512 people in the Southend area increase their skills, improve employment prospects, and access the right services.

Our services saved the local borough council £663,000 in 2018/19 through an increase in employment, skill level, and reduction of evictions and statutory homelessness.

In 2020 we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of our contributions to the Southend community. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award a voluntary organisation can receive in the UK, given to groups delivering exceptional service within their communities.

“We are delighted that your group’s work to provide wide-ranging services in Southend has been recognised, pay tribute to the hard work and commitment of your volunteers and dedicated staff.”

Mrs. Jennifer Tolhurst, Lord Lieutenant of Essex