Adult care and support drop-in sessions

'Talking Shop' sessions

At 'Talking Shop' sessions you can talk with us about adult care and support where you live.

If you would like to have a conversation with someone from your local Adult Social Care team, then come along to a Talking Shop session and meet us for an informal chat.

All Talking Shop sessions are free. You don't need to book an appointment.

How Talking Shop can help

We can offer advice and guidance on a range of adult social care needs.

For example, we can offer information and advice on:

  • local services you may need
  • equipment to help you stay independent in your own home
  • how to find a carer
  • how to find local clubs in your area
  • pendant alarms, fall detectors and other devices to help you feel safe at home

If we don’t know the answer to your question, we'll help you find someone that does.

Find a Talking Shop near you

We organise Talking Shops in 4 areas, covering the whole borough. Each area includes several neighbouring towns and villages. Find the right Talking Shop for you from the list below.

Talking Shops
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Chadwell St Mary, East Tilbury, Linford, Tilbury or West Tilbury Talking Shop 1
Aveley, Purfleet-on-Thames or South Ockendon Talking Shop 2
Chafford Hundred, Grays or West Thurrock Talking Shop 3
Bulphan, Corringham, Fobbing, Horndon on the Hill, Orsett or Stanford-le-Hope Talking Shop 4