The Hub

‘Resilience has been defined as the ability to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change, and keep going in the face of adversity’

TheHub@TheMegacentre is a new community resilience Hub established to support all of our community across both Rochford and Castle Point Districts.

What is a Community Resilience Hub?

Community Resilience Hubs bring together a range of services, including those provided by the public sector, private/voluntary organisations and community groups, allowing people to access the support and advice they need more quickly and more conveniently than ever before.

We know our community is stronger through our partnerships. We want to facilitate partners to work together and independently. Partners that choose to base themselves here or to become a partner in TheHub will have use of the varied facilities in The Megacentre as well as access to shared resource, telephony and internet access and IT support, as well as the opportunity to connect and collaborate with each other to deliver more effective services to our commmunity.

We want the Community Resilience Hub@TheMegaCentre to facilitate services to more effectively meet people’s needs, not to be the expert or to duplicate what’s available but to ensure people have the best support from the best placed organisation. We want to be a part of a community that can get help and more importantly help each other, to become active and resilient together through a shared community facility and resource. Our community is and will be stronger through our partnerships.

What does this mean for Partner Organisations?

The opportunity to work together, delivering support, effectively, efficiently and in a variety of ways.

What does this mean for our Community?

Residents will have a “one stop shop” of advice, services, information, support and social activities in TheHub@TheMegaCentre, able to contact us in the first instance to access what they need.

What next?

If you are an organisation delivering services in Rochford or Castle Point and would like to know more about becoming a partner to join us in caring for our community, please do get in touch – it would be great to meet you and show you around!  If you are a resident who would like to know more – please get in touch as well!

Funding available for Town/Parish Councils and Faith Groups

TheHub@TheMegacentre – the first six months! Please have a look to see what TheHub@TheMegacentre has achieved during its first six months – the support offered, partnerships formed, connections made and care given to our community.

Contact Julie Sawford

Email: hub@megacentrerayleigh.co.uk

Tel: 01268 779999

Managed by The Megacentre Rayleigh in partnership with our communities across Rochford and Castle Point –

 “a community response to care for all”


The joint Castle Point and Rochford Health and Wellbeing Board is made up of members and officers from Castle Point Borough Council and Rochford District Council, together with representatives from:

Castle Point & Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
Essex County Council (ECC)
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) who provide community health services
Community and voluntary sector organisations  

The Board is working together to address the health needs in our local communities, and shares information, resources and best practice. It aims to deliver the right help and support to enable residents to lead healthier and happier lives.

To find out more, visit the Castle Point & Rochford Health and Wellbeing Strategy page.

The Castle Point and Rochford Health and Wellbeing Board’s commitment to improving mental health

The Castle Point and Rochford Health and Wellbeing Board has signed up to the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health.

We have added our name to the growing list of signatories showing a shared commitment to work together to prevent mental health problems and promote good mental health. This has only been achieved through partnership working, recognising that mental health is just as important as physical health, and we all have a role to play.

Our commitment plan was co-produced and outlines the cross-sector action we will take at a local level, helping to improve mental wellbeing and create resilient communities. We aim to promote a prevention-focused approach, which includes reducing health inequalities.

Mental health is influenced by many factors, including the environment in which people are born, grow, live, and work. By working together, the Board aims to address these wider determinants of health to help prevent mental health problems from developing and contribute towards achieving a fairer and more equal society.  

Mental health is one of the priorities in the new Castle Point & Rochford Health and Wellbeing Strategy. Our Concordat commitments will be incorporated in the strategy action plan, which is due to launch in March 2022.