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Carers FIRST - Providing emotional and practical support
Supporting carers since 1991
If you look after someone, who looks after you?
Carers FIRST

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, Medway and Waltham Forest.

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.

You can contact us by calling our Carers Hub on 0300 303 1555 where someone will be available to take your call.
Our Carers Hub team are available Monday-Thursday 9am - 5pm, Fridays 9am - 4:30pm.
Should you need require more urgent support outside of these hours, please see the links below for contacts in your area who operate at other times.


How can we help?

You can also view a copy of our Information Booket for your area by clicking the links below or download a copy in our newsletter section
 If you are a professional wishing to refer a carer to our service, please visit our download zone to find our referral forms.


Carers Week:

Carers Week is a national campaign to raise awareness of the issues carers face and to celebrate the contribution carers make to their families and communities.

There are currently 6.5 million carers in the UK with 3 in 5 of us being a carer at some point in our lives, so even if you are not a carer, you are likely to know or employ someone with a caring role so you and all carers are welcome to join us at one of our 8 "Caring for Carers" events. Please click the image for more details about events in your area.


Upcoming Events:

Take a look at the What's On Guide in the area you live in to find out what groups and activities are coming up:

South West Kent

Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley



Waltham Forest

For more information please call our Carers Hub on 0300 303 1555


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