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Carers FIRST - Providing emotional and practical support
See "News and Events" for more information.
Crossroads and Carers FIRST confirm merger and will be one charity from April 1st. See "News & Events"
CARERS FIRST IS CELEBRATING IT'S SILVER JUBILEE YEAR, SUPPORTING CARERS FOR 25 YEARS
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 currently work across the districts of South and North West Kent and Medway and from 1st June will be supporting Carers in Lincolnshire.

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 new Information Booklet for Kent & Medway Carers is now available. To read an on-line version of our current Information Booklet please CLICK HERE or to download a copy, see our NEWLETTER section


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 info@carersfirst.org.uk.

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.
You may also find what you are looking for
on our website.

 
 
--> What support can Carers FIRST give me?
--> What is a Carers Assessment?
--> I am a Young Adult Carer, what support can I access?
--> I am a Young Carer, what support can I access?

--> I need information about welfare benefits

Should you need immediate support outside of our working hours, please click here for some useful contact numbers.
 
Latest News:
Keep up to date with all the latest news and events at Carers FIRST
Headlines:

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.

 
  Upcoming Events:
19th & 26th May: Carers Cuppa. 7-9pm. Ellenor, Coldharbour Road, Gravesend DA11 7HQ. For carers whose role has changed due to bereavement.
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.  
25thMay: Stroll Around Broad View Gardens. Meet at 2pm. Hadlow College, Hadlow, TN11 0AL. Cream Tea to follow at 3pm. Carers buy their own Cream Tea ( £3.50). Wear suitable footwear. 
4th July: Dementia Hot Potato Conference and Workshop. 10am-4pm. 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 News & Events section.

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