Welcome to Carers FIRST Newham

It is estimated there are over 24,500 people in Newham 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.  

  Carers FIRST provides support to a carers of all ages in Newham. Find out more by visiting our Services pages or contact us to talk about your caring situation.


Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme Extended

The Test and Trace Support Payment scheme (TTSP) is being extended to parents and guardians who are not legally required to self-isolate, but who need to take time off work to look after a child or young person who is self-isolating. Applicants will need to satisfy the other eligibility criteria for the main scheme or their local discretionary scheme to receive the payment. 

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Updated information about Coronavirus including how to keep yourself and the person you look after safe, local and national guidance on your health and wellbeing

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Newham Events

Carers First: Parent's Talk Time (Peer Support Group)

Carers First Parent’s Talk Time (Peer Support Group) Hosted by a Carers First Volunteer A chance for pare...

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Carers First: Useful things to know when caring for a loved one with autism

Caring for a loved one with Autism can be incredibly challenging this course will explore; legal terms you may come acro...

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Carers First: Employment for Carers

Working for Carers is a London-wide project that supports unpaid carers, aged 25 or over, to move closer to employment. ...

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Latest News in Newham

The 12 saves of Christmas

Don’t let Christmas put pressure on your bank balance, talk to Newham Money Works today for top tips on smart seasonal spending.

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Newham Support Services

A printable guide to all the services available to carers in Newham

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Easter Activities

See what Easter activities are available near you.

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Working Together for Children and Families with SEND

Newham Council is holding an information sharing event for parents of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

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