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The Journey Project

In September 2014, ecdp is hosting two focus groups to listen to the experiences of local people who have Direct Payments. This is called the Journey Project, and we are working with Essex County Council to make Direct Payments easier to understand and access.

Visit our Journey Project page to find out more about this project

Independent Supporters

We’re looking for people to support families and young people as they move from traditional statements to the new education health and care plans.

Visit our Independent Supporters page to find out more about this project


In August 2014, we ran a series of focus groups to gather the lived experience of Essex mental health service users.This project is called '555', and is being delivered in partnership with Healthwatch Essex.There is also a survey that can be completed online.

Visit our 555 page to find out more about this project

Peer Mentoring

You could benefit from the personal support of a Peer Mentor and our Peer Mentoring Programme can make it happen.You and your mentor would work together to create an action plan outlining your goals, then together you would work to achieve them.

Join to receive support truly tailored for you.Contact Cindy at ecdp

Call Cindy on 01245 214012

ecdp Works

If you want the opportunity to participate in a meaningful work placement, learn valuable skills and secure paid employment then our ecdp Works programme is for you. We work in partnership with private sector companies to offer you new possibilities. 

Future Focus

Beginning in January 2014, ecdp hosted Future Focus groups for young disabled people across Essex.

Visit our Future Focus page to find out more about this project

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News update

  • ecdp's 18th Annual General Meeting will be held at Ivan Peck House, Ground Floor 1 Russell Way, Chelmsford CM1 3AA on 18 November 2015 at 1.30 pm.

  • The Essex Sound and Video Archive, part of the Essex Record Office, is running a project called You Are Hear: sound and a sense of place. Come along to the ecdp offices on Thursday 12th November to give your feedback about the sounds that are significant to you.


  • Braintree District Mencap offers a weekly social group for people with a learning disability aged 16-30 years.