Sources of Community Support

This page aims to provide you with a summary of sources of information, guidance and support.  Also please be aware that regular updates will be made on the Great Notley Parish Council Facebook page.

The Vaccine

The Government is advising that as well as the first two doses of Covid vaccine, everyone over the age of 18 should receive a booser dose provided it is 3 months since the last dose of the vaccine.  Essex County Council has provided a Vaccine Boosters Q&A Leaflet with more information about the booster vaccine

To book your vaccine or to find local walk in centres please either dial 119 or look on the NHS website.  Due to the amount of demand it is advisable to make a booking.  If you are housebound you should please contact your GP for advice on how you may receive your vaccine.

If you are struggling to get to your vaccine appointment, the Essex Wellbeing Service can organise a taxi to get you there.  
This will be free of charge as long as you can show a booking reference or a screenshot confirming your appointment.   
Call the Essex Wellbeing Service on 0300 303 9988 or email to discuss the support you need. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm.

Local support

Great Notley GP Surgery - The Square, Notley Green, Great Notley CM77 7US

phone: 01376 341411

You may also be able to obtain assistance for anxiety, bereavement or loneliness from the social prescriber at the surgery - ask for Hazell Throssell

Pharmacy services available at the Tesco Store

The Church in Great Notley hub: 01376 567971 or 07956 441711

Practical support such as collecting shopping and prescriptions is on offer from a team of volunteers.

Essex Welfare Service: 0300 303 9988

A service to help vulnerable people who are at home and not able to access support from friends or family

Community 360: 01376 550507

This group signposts to a number of support services

Essex Coronavirus Action:

British Red Cross Support – 0808 1963651 - As well as practical support they offer a befriending service and a hardship fund

Other support Agencies


Agencies that can refer you to other sources of support

Emergency funding is available from Essex County Council's Essential Living fund

In addition the local Voluntary services agency has produced a useful leaflet with lots of sources of support

other useful telephone contacts

NHS: 111 or

School Closures: 0800 0468687

HMRC: 0800 0159559

Universal Credit: 0800 3285644

You can also view the detailed Health and Wellbeing plan  compiled by Great Notley Parish Council.