Page last updated: 12 November, 2020, 10:20am
Local welfare offers
- Essex County Council – Tel: 0300 303 9988
- Southend on Sea Borough Council – Tel: 01702 212497
- Thurrock Council – Tel: 01375 511 002
See below summaries of welfare offers for shielded patients across mid and south Essex provided by the Government, local Councils, the voluntary sector and the NHS, to support you in answering queries from patients in both the shielded and non-shielded groups who may require additional support during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Coronavirus: Why we have added people with Down’s syndrome to the high risk list
Downs syndrome for adults has now been added to the clinically extremely vulnerable list and will be advised to shield.
Please find the link to the easy read information for young people and adults with Downs syndrome regarding shielding during the lockdown.