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.


Carers Rights Day 2019

Each year Carers Rights Day is held to bring organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to. 

Read More
Blue Badge Scheme - Hidden Disabilities

Information about the recent changes to eligibility for people applying for a Blue Badge. The eligibility has now been extended to people with Hidden Disabilities. 

Read More

Upcoming Events

Essex Events

Carers Wellbeing Group (rayleigh/rochford districts)

We run various groups for carers throughout Essex.  Our wellbeing groups offer carers the opportunity to meet othe...

Read More
Carers Wellbeing Group Christmas meal

Join this group for a Christmas Lunch. Subsidised cost of £15 for two courses per person. Booking essential...

Read More
Carers Wellbeing Group- Epping Forest Christmas Meal, (nb bookings taken until 28th November 2019)

Celebrate Christmas with us. Join us for a fully funded traditional Christmas meal  at this homely pub. Booking ess...

Read More