Reduced Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.

Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, our operating hours remain unchanged.

You are still able to access services and information from the website 24/7 and via email and phone during operating hours.

For information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19), and to volunteer to help in your community, please see our Coronavirus information page.

For information on our services, including waste collections, please see our Service update and information page

For information on businesses and business rates, please see our Business advice page

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Care Leavers

If you are a care leaver with a local connection to Essex, you may be able to get help with housing from any council in Essex, though this will be dependent on your age and circumstances.

Planned Move-on's

Most care leavers in Essex should not need to approach a homeless service as this will be prevented by a planned move to independence with your personal advisor from Essex Social Care.

You may be offered short term supported housing to gain the skills to live independently and then be moved on into independent accommodation. In some cases, if your personal advisor believes that you are already have the skills to manage your own home you may be assisted by the local council to move into your own independent accommodation.

If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness, you should complete the following Housing Options Assessment Form.