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6.5 million

unpaid carers in UK


carers in Essex

£1.7 billion

contribution to UK economy

Carers First Essex

If you're an unpaid carer, aged 18 and over, supporting someone in Essex, 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. 

Get 1-2-1 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 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. 


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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.