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It’s estimated there are over 22,500 people in Medway providing care for a relative or friend. We believe every one of those people deserves the support necessary to thrive in their role.

6.5 million

unpaid carers in UK


carers in Medway

£1.7 billion

contribution to UK economy

Carers First Medway

If you're an unpaid carer supporting someone in Medway, we’re here to help with online help and advice, as well as 1-2-1 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.

Register with us, or refer a carer to us

Young carers

If you are a Young Carer who lives in Medway, you can access our Medway Young Carers Project.

The Medway Young Carer project aims to support young people aged 5 to 18 who are in a caring role by offering them support and the opportunity to have a break from their caring role and meet others who are in a similar situation.

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.


Carers First news
Vanessa's blog: My day in Parliament
Carer stories
Carers Week: Christina and Barrie’s Story
Medway news
Carers First celebrated at the Healthwatch Recognition Awards
Carers First news
New grant from Children in Need supports us to continue supporting young carers in Medway
Essex news
National Work Life Week - 11 – 15 October 2021

Online Support

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