Families as Carers - Support

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. “
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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.

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Action for Family Carers

Action for Family Carers is an Essex-based charity that has been making a positive difference to lives of unpaid carers for over 30 years. We believe, with the right support, Carers can have the same opportunities in life as others, whether in education, training and employment or socially.

Action for Family Carers provide support for Young Carers, Young Carer Club Nights & Trips, Whole Family Support, Counselling, Day Care and Activity Groups. They also work with Employers, GPs and Schools to help them provide better support for Carers.


SIBS - for brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults

Sibs, set up in 2001 by Monica McCaffrey, supports siblings of disabled adults and children across the UK. They provide information and support to siblings and try to influence service provision throughout the UK.

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The Disability Law Service

The Disability Law Service provide free legal advice on community care, employment, housing and welfare benefits to disabled people and their carers to ensure that they have access to their rights and justice.

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Access Social Care

Access Social Care provide free legal advice and support to people in England to get the care they are entitled to.

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The Challenging Behaviour Foundation - Family Carers

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation  offer information about challenging behaviour to anyone who provides support to a child, young person or adult with a severe learning disability. They can also signpost you to other specialist organisations and sources of information.