Families as Carers - Well being

Essex Carers Support

“We are a registered charity dedicating to helping unpaid carers get the best from life.”

Our friends at Essex Carers Support can help with many different things including a Time 4 You grant that has help many families in Essex have some respite from their caring role.

Carers First

Carers First Essex are the commisioned carers service in Essex.
“If you’re an unpaid carer, aged 18 and over, supporting someone in Essex, we’re here to help with online help and advice, as well as practical and emotional support. Remember, you don’t have to wait until crisis point before asking for help – the earlier you ask, the bigger difference it can make. “
city of chelm mencap

City of Chelmsford Mencap - Carers Connect

Carers Connect is a monthly information and advice group for unpaid carers in Chelmsford. See the website for information on the latest meeting.



During Carers Week 2023 we offered online mindful doodle sessions to our families. These were very well received and we felt Sandra’s lessons were gentle, fun and achievable, giving much needed mindful time for our members.

You can find lots of Sandra Rushton’s videos free to watch on YouTube, and all you really need is paper and pencil to be able to try this lovely hobby.

Active Essex

Active Essex

Active Essex offers many activities in local communities to suit all ages and abilities. ‘Find Your Active’ encourages people to get active in a way that suits them.