+44 (0)1268 967 690 info@EssexCommunityDevelopment.org

Who We Are

Our Story

ECD is an independent voluntary organisation that offers early intervention mentoring and support to children aged 8 to 18 and their families. Our services include but are not limited to children with

  • mild learning difficulties
  • poor social skills
  • at risk of drug and alcohol misuse / addiction
  • low self esteem
  • children with challenging behaviour
  • have been victims of bullying

We aim to support our service users in the development of skills and knowledge they may require to overcome any challenges or barriers they may face in the home, community or in school, as it is our strong belief that every young person deserves a fair chance in life.

What we do


Children and Young People

We accept tier 2 referrals from schools, GPs and Social Services. Families can also self refer.

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At ECD, we are working with schools in the Basildon Borough to cater for children and young people individually.

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Parents and Carers

ECD supports parents and carers by offering counselling, workshops, coaching, etc.

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Mental Health Promotion for Schools

ECD offers packaged mental health and wellbeing workshops for both students and teachers.

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Support your Community

Make a donation to ECD. The services we provide are mostly dependant on fundraising and donations. Your donations, big or small contribute towards the empowerment of children, young people and their families , which makes a positive impact on the wider community. Every donation makes a great difference, and no amount is too small. So whether you are an individual , group, small or large business, your support is always appreciated. We welcome one off or monthly donations via our Donation page. Just click the Donate Now button below to make your donations.

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