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.


Young Carers Awareness Day 2020

Young Carers Awareness Day is an annual event, organised by Carers Trust, and is taking place on Thursday 30th January 2020.

Every day across the UK thousands of young people help to look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.

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Christmas Information for Carers

Carers FIRST will close on Christmas Eve at 3.30pm. On 27th, 30th and 31st December, we will have a small staff team working who can pick up on any urgent issues. 

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Upcoming Events

Essex Events

Tiptree Carers Wellbeing & Support Group

Come along and have a chat with other carers over a coffee.  Meet with Carers FIRST staff, share information and ar...

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Epping Carers Wellbeing Group

  Meet other carers at this friendly group which has occasional guest speakers and talk to members o...

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Care to Chat

peer led support group - led by carers and former carers, staff visit every 2 or 3 months...

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