Welcome to Carers FIRST Essex

It is estimated there are over 145,000 people in Essex providing care for a relative or friend. Carers do an amazing job, and have the right to be supported. You do not have to wait until you are struggling or there is a crisis before you ask for support. The earlier you get help, the more difference it can make.  

  Find out what support we provide in Essex by visiting our Services pages or contact us to talk about your caring situation.



Local News

Together Matters Partnership

We have partnered with Together Matters to offer advice and information to parent carers of people with learning disabilities. 

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Anglian Water Priority Service

Anglian Water is supporting Carers First by helping us to reach and support more carers in Essex, and supporting carers through their Priority Service.

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Upcoming Events

Groups & Events

Side2Side Male Carers Group - Virtual Breakfast

Side2Side Male Carers Group meet over Zoom for a virtual breakfast. An opportunity to meet with other male carers acr...

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Virtual Carers Wellbeing Group for carers living in West Essex

A friendly and sociable online support group for adult carers living in West Essex.. We have occasional guest speakers. ...

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Carers First Maldon Carers Virtual Support Group

Carers wellbeing support group via Zoom 1pm-2pm To book a place please call the Carers Hub on 0300 303 1555 or email he...

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Carers First Princess Alexandra Hospital Virtual Drop-in

Support for carers when the person you care for is in Princess Alexandra Hospital. Meet a Health Carer Support Adviser ...

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Supporting Carers in the Workplace

Turn your organisation into a carer friendly workplace. Book onto a seminar with Carers First! 

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