The Essex Carers Network are joining up with Together Matters on a new program of work called family-to-family. We will shortly be running training for a small group of family carers using the thinking ahead and the I’m thinking ahead… Read More »Family-to-Family Planning for the Future
We have been asked by Essex County Council to share the following with our families regarding carer support services in Essex: Essex Carers Service: What you need to know Who is the Essex Carers Service for? A carer is someone… Read More »New Provider of Carer Support Services in Essex
Following our update in October there has been some more correspondence between the network and Essex Mencap with Cllr Spence. We have collated all the correspondence into one chronological document: ECN Essex Mencap – social care charging – all correspondence… Read More »Social Care Charging
Our meeting in March was a slightly overdue celebration of the networks 10th Birthday. We had a great meeting with invited speakers from The supporting carers In Essex partnership – Sonja Watts and The Hamelin Trust – Rachel Rafferty, who… Read More »Essex Carers Network celebrating 10th Birthday!
Currently, carers don’t have a legal right to receive support, although local authorities can provide support at their discretion. This means that access to assessment and the range of support on offer can vary considerably. The Care Act, which comes… Read More »The Care Act – what will this mean for us as family carers
We have met as a management team recently to begin to really explore where we want to be in the next five years. We know getting this right is going to take time and we have more meetings planned.
We wanted to update you on discussions which are taking place between Essex County Council and families caring for working aged adults with learning disabilities. Earlier this year, the Council invited Essex Carers Network and Essex Mencap Society to work… Read More »The system is not working with us: Learning from Family Carers in Essex