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It’s estimated there are over 124,000 people in Essex providing care for a relative or friend. We believe every one of those people deserves the support necessary to thrive in their role.

5.7 million

unpaid carers in UK


carers in Essex

£162 billion

saving to UK economy

Carers First Essex

Carers First provides the adult carer support service for people living and caring for someone in Mid and South Essex, including Braintree, Maldon, Chelmsford, Brentwood, Basildon, Castlepoint and Rochford. We’re here to help with online help and advice, as well as practical and emotional support. Remember, you don’t have to wait until crisis point before asking for help - the earlier you ask, the bigger difference it can make. 

If you are caring for someone elsewhere in Essex, please view this map to find your local provider
How we help

We understand how important it is for unpaid carers to access support. Whether you're after 1-2-1 advice, online support, are looking to meet other carers or would like to attend one of our workshops, everything we offer is designed to support you in your role. 

Register with us, or refer a carer to us


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Online Support

Our online support area provides guidance on a range of relevant topics to help you in your caring role.