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

'Dogfather' Graeme Hall shares tips and tales with carers

Carers were treated to tips and tales from Graeme Hall 'The Dogfather' from Channel 5's Dogs Behaving Very Badly.

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Redundancy support guide

Essex County Council has created a guide to help people understand what support is available to those people who may be facing redundancy.

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Upcoming Events

Groups & Events

Carers First Chelmsford Carers online Support group

This is a Chelmsford Carer Support Group via Zoom from 2pm-3.30pm. To book a place please call the Carers Hub on 0300 3...

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Carers First 'Excelling Under Pressure' - Workshop for Carers

Carers First - Excelling Under Pressure Online training Designed to build self-awareness and resilience. ...

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Carers First South Essex Book Club

Chosen Book For June's Meeting: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens...

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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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