Adult care and support drop-in sessions

'Talking Shop' sessions

'Talking Shop' sessions are where you can talk with us about adult social care and support that may be available where you live.

If you live in any of the areas below and think you or a person you know could benefit from some support, you can join our 'Talking Shop' sessions for free.

Talking Shop 1

Talking Shop 1 is for people in Aveley, Purfleet-on-Thames or South Ockendon.

If you live in any of these areas, you can talk with us in person on the days below.

Place Day Time
South Ockendon Centre, Derry Avenue, South Ockendon, RM15 5DX Tuesday every week midday to 2pm
Purfleet Community Hub, 53-54 River Court, Centurion Way, Purfleet-on-Thames, RM19 1ZY Thursday every week 10am to midday
Purfleet Care Centre, Tank Hill Road, Purfleet-on-Thames, RM19 1SX first and third Thursday of each month 10am to midday
Aveley Community Hub, Recreation Ground, High Street, Aveley, South Ockendon, RM15 4BX second and fourth Thursday of each month 10am to midday

Talking Shop 2

Talking Shop 2 is for people in Bulphan, Corringham, Fobbing, Horndon on the Hill, Orsett or Stanford-le-Hope.

If you live in any of these areas, you can talk with us in person on the days below.

Place Day Time
Corringham Library, St Johns Way, Corringham, SS17 7LJ first Monday of each month midday to 4pm
O'Donoghue House, Thors Oak, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 7BL first Wednesday of each month 11am to midday
The Welcome Club, 1 Victoria Road, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0JF first Thursday of each month 2pm to 3pm
Hardie Park café, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0PB first Friday of each month midday to 1pm
Oasis café, Orsett Churches Centre, High Road, RM16 3ER second Friday of each month, term-time only 9:45am to 11:15am
Bulphan Village Hall, Church Road, Bulphan, Upminster, RM14 3RU second and fourth Friday of each month 2pm to 4pm
St Peter and St Paul Church, Orsett Road, Horndon on the Hill, SS17 8NT fourth Tuesday of each month 10:30am to midday

In addition, patients registered at the following medical centres can talk with us in person on the days below.

Place Day Time
The Sorrells Surgery, 7 The Sorrells, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 7DZ first Thursday of each month midday to 1pm
Hassengate Medical Centre, Southend Road, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0PH first Thursday of each month 3pm to 4pm

Talking Shop 3

Talking Shop 3 is for people in Chafford Hundred or Grays.

If you live in either of these areas, you can join online sessions on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 2pm to 3:30pm. Online sessions are held using a secure online service called 'Microsoft Teams'. For more information, read how to join us online using Microsoft Teams.

Talking Shop 3 – Tuesday, 2pm

If you live in Chafford Hundred or Grays, you can also talk with us in person on the days below.

Place Day Time
The Stroke Project, Civic Hall, Blackshots Lane, Grays, RM16 2JU first and third Monday of each month 2pm to 4pm
Morrisons canteen area, London Road, Grays, RM17 5XZ first and third Tuesday of each month 10am to midday
Headon Hall, Crawford Avenue, Stifford Clays, Grays, RM16 2AS first and fourth Tuesday of each month 10am to midday
United Reformed Church, Bradleigh Avenue, Grays, RM17 5XD first and third Wednesday of each month 10am to midday
Blackshots Library, Blackshots Lane, Grays, RM16 2JU first and third Thursday of each month 10am to midday
Carers Shop, North Mall, Grays Shopping Centre, Grays, RM17 6QF first and third Thursday of each month 10am to midday
Tesco, Cygnet View, West Thurrock, Grays, RM20 1TX second and fourth Friday of the month 10am to midday

Talking Shop 4

Talking Shop 4 is for people in Chadwell St Mary, East Tilbury, Linford, Tilbury or West Tilbury.

If you live in any of these areas, you can talk with us in person on the days below. We'll use a waterproof shelter for outside sessions, if needed.

Place Day Time
Outside Chadwell Library, Brentwood Road, Chadwell St Mary, RM16 4JP second Tuesday of each month 10am to midday
St Francis Centre, Somerset Road, Linford, SS17 0QA third Wednesday of each month 10:30am to midday
Tilbury Library, Tilbury Hub, Civic Square, Tilbury, RM18 8AD first Wednesday of each month 10am to midday