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 currently work across the districts of South and North West Kent and Medway and from 1st June will be supporting Carers in Li
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.
|How can we help?
You can call our Carers Hub on 0300 303 1555 which is open Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm
and Fridays 9am – 4:30pm or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Carers Hub team are equipped to support
and help you. Take a look at the
Support Services available to see what they
can help you with.
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on our website.
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Should you need immediate support outside of our working hours, please click here for some useful contact numbers.
Keep up to date with all the latest news and events at Carers FIRST
22nd April: Carers FIRST are 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.
30th April: Carousel, presented by TWODS, Tunbridge Wells Assembley Hall. Subsidised Price £5pp for Carers and cared for
6th & 20th May: New! IMPACT support group. 10am-12pm. Medway Carers Centre, 3 Canterbury Street, Gillingham ME7 5PT. For those who are impacted by someones drink or drug use.
11th May: Community Charity Football Match in Otford in aid of Carers FIRST. Everyone welcome
12th, 19th & 26th May: Carers Cuppa. 7-9pm. Ellenor, Coldharbour Road, Gravesend DA11 7HQ. For carers whose role has changed due to bereavement.
For more information please call our Carers Hub on 0300 303 1555 or see the What's On Guides in our News & Events section.
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