Community Agents provide a face-to-face signposting service for people living in rural communities.

The Community Agent for Ridgewell is Jayne Laken.  To contact her:

Tel. 07540 720607 or email

Jayne works part-time and also looks after a number of villages.  She can arrange help for a lot of people over a range of different services.  These include benefits and pensions advice, community transport, hospital transport, safety in the home, gardening, pendant alarms, home adaptations and minor repair jobs.

She is happy to meet people in their own homes and everyone can be assured of total and absolute confidentiality.

Her advisory service is free to users and is sponsored by the Rural Community Council of Essex, Essex County Council and the NHS.

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