We are a charity supporting adult and young Carers, a Carer being anyone who provides unpaid support to a loved one. Carers can be of any age and may be looking after a relative including husband or wife, friend or neighbour. We work across Lincolnshire, South and North West Kent and Medway.
We provide emotional and practical support, advice, information, guidance and offer statutory carers assessments, training, events, social groups, short break respite, activities trips and more.
Our Information Booklets for carers are now available. To download a copy, see our NEWLETTER section.
To read an on-live version click on the following links: LINCOLNSHIRE : KENT & MEDWAY
How can we help?
Should you need immediate support outside of our working hours, please click here for some useful contact numbers: LINCOLNSHIRE : KENT & MEDWAY
Keep up to date with all the latest news and events at Carers FIRST
17th June: Carers FIRST is currently recruiting for two Carer Support & Assessment Co-ordinators in Eastern Lincolnshire and two Admin Assistants in Grantham. Please click here for further information.
22nd April: Carers FIRST is awarded the contract to deliver Carer services in Lincolnshire. Read more....
19th April: How can we improve support for carers?The Department of Health is looking to develop a new strategy for carers and to help them do so they would like to hear from carers, those who have someone care for them, business, social workers, NHS staff and other professionals that support carers. Click here to find out more.
1st April: Carers FIRST and Crossroads Care Medway officially become one charity. Click here to find out more.
1st July: Impact support group. 10am-12pm. Medway Carers Centre, 3 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5TP. For those who are impacted by someones alcohol or drug use.
4th July: Dementia Hot Potato Conference and Workshop. 10am-4pm. Click here for more information.
6th July: This event has been cancelled.Introduction to Social Bowls. 2:30-5:30. Tonbridge Bowling Club, Tonbridge Sportsground, Darenth Avenue, Longmead TN10 3JF. Cream Tea to be served. This event is FREE to carers- flat shoes must be worn.
30th July: Have a ball at the Queen’s tea dance.3pm- 6pm Residents are invited to dance the afternoon away at a Royal Tea Dance in celebration of the Queen's 90th Birthday. Tickets from £5. Click here for more information.
For more information please call our Carers Hub on 0300 303 1555 or see the What's On Guides in our Newsletters section.