Please click on the local authority you or the person you care for live in to find out more details about services for carers in your area. Alternatively scroll down to find out more about the general services we provide.

We provide information, advice, guidance, emotional support, training and activities, giving carers an opportunity to have a break from their caring role and help them to get the support they need.

You don't have to wait until you are struggling to talk to us. If you have any questions or concerns, get in touch with our Carers Hub team.

Call our Carers Hub Monday - Thursday, 9am - 5pm and Fridays 9am - 4:30pm

We also run a virtual drop-in every Wednesday from 6-8pm. Click on the "send us a message" button and one of our team will be available to chat.

News

Previous Chair: Alison Cook

We are sad to report the passing of Alison Cook in January. Alison was a stalwart supporter of Carers FIRST, served as a trustee from 2001 to 2011 and was Chair for the last five of those years.

Read More
Support Carers FIRST in 2020

Carers FIRST currently receives funding from Essex and Lincolnshire County Councils, Medway Council, and the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Hackney, Newham & Haringey Councils and from Grants and Trusts. However, raising funds to run events and much needed respite activities for Carers remains challenging. We therefore rely on donations from groups and individuals as well as organised events.

Read More

Sign up for updates

Receive informative e-bulletins produced monthly for carers and quarterly for professionals