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6.5 million

unpaid carers in UK

145,000

carers in Essex

£1.7 billion

contribution to UK economy

Carers First Essex

If you're a carer, aged 18 and over, supporting someone in Essex, we’re here to help with 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. 

Get support for yourself or refer a carer to us
How we help

We understand how important it is for unpaid carers to access support. Whether you're after one-to-one advice, 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. 

Visit our online help and advice area

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