The Essex Carers Network working with Together Matters are really pleased that through the Thinking Ahead family to family program we are going to be running an introductory workshop to introduce families, caring for a family member with a learning… Read More »Thinking Ahead family to family workshops
Essex County Council have published their new carers strategy. This has been produced following consultation with carers across the county including our network. A comment echoed by not only our families but other carers in the county has been it’s… Read More »All Age Carers Strategy 2022
The Essex Carers Network, a recognised and well-established voice of families in Essex caring for a family member with a learning disability and autism, are looking for not 1 but 2 enthusiastic motivated people to work with their lead coordinator… Read More »An exciting opportunity to work for a peer led organisation in Essex
Have you heard about this thing called the Mental Capacity Act and Best Interest Decisions but worry about what it means? – Look no further!
Do you worry about whether your family member is able to give consent for themselves? Have you been told “now they are an adult you cant decide for them” or “they have the capacity to decide for themselves”? Do you… Read More »Have you heard about this thing called the Mental Capacity Act and Best Interest Decisions but worry about what it means? – Look no further!
Essex County Council (ECC) recently undertook a survey and focus groups with family carers, the outcome of which was 6 commitments to carers. ECC now have a consultation to check that these commitments are the right ones and give family… Read More »Essex County Council commitment to carers
Today we can share our new logo with you, we hope you like it. We are currently having our new website built which we hope will be much more informative and easy to navigate, Watch this space!
Worried about the change from DLA to PIP? Applying for PIP and want to make sure you fill out the form with the right detail. Have you been sent a PIP renewal and you want to get the form right?… Read More »Benefits Webinar – Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
We need you! . . . . . focus group to inform the development of a new short stay residential support service in Essex.
The Essex Carers Network are hosting a focus group for families who may like to feed into and inform the development of a new support service for adults with learning disabilities that Essex County Council are undertaking, in order to… Read More »We need you! . . . . . focus group to inform the development of a new short stay residential support service in Essex.
Is paid work something you aspire to for your family member with a learning disability and or autism? Is your family member coming up to leaving education and you are thinking maybe paid work is the next step? Is it… Read More »Paid work . . . just a dream or could it be a reality?