Welcome to Essex Carers Network. This website is for people caring for a family member or a friend who has a learning disability in Essex and for those who support carers. Membership to the Network is free.
What can you expect from us?
The Network listens to carers who are caring for a family member with a learning disability in Essex.
Our links to the Local Action Groups, other carer groups, and our regular attendance at local regional and national meetings, boards and conferences mean that we are able to gather the issues that concern carers of people with a learning disability.
These views and issues are taken forward so that they are heard by people who are influential in the policymaking process.
The Network aims to keep carers informed as to what is happening locally, regionally and nationally. If family carers have good information they can make informed decisions and support their family member to lead a full and meaningful life.
The Network gets involved as a key partner alongside statutory and third sector organisations at a strategic level, making sure that the views and experiences of our families are considered when looking at future provision of services for people with a learning disability and family carers.