Support for carers

The following are organisations that provide specific support to carers of older people and vulnerable people. 

Carers UK

Providing the latest guidance for carers.

Essex Welfare Service

The Essex Welfare Service is for people who are unable to access the support they need at this time and is run by Essex County Council and Provide.

Telephone: 0300 303 9988.

Carers First

Essex County Council's commissioned Carers Support service provides telephone and online support, wellbeing checks and helps carers to coordinate the support they need in their locality.

Telephone: 0300 303 1555
Email: hello@carersfirst.org.uk

Action for Family Carers

Providing support across Essex including telephone befriending (Essex Befriends) and support with health and wellbeing (Feeling Good Caring Well).

Telephone: 0300 770 8090
Email: admin@essexcarerssupport.org.uk

Essex Carers Support

Providing a local point of contact and support for family carers living in North Essex.

Telephone: 01255 474410
Email: admin@essexcarerssupport.org.uk

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Essex Carers Network

Providing a point of contact and support for families, carer of a family member with a learning disability.

Telephone: 07876 025480

Adult Social Care Connects

For queries relating to social care needs for yourself and those you support, care packages and emergency plans.

Telephone: 0345 603 7630
Textphone: 0345 758 5592
Email: socialcaredirect@essex.gov.uk

Feeling Good, Caring Well Project

Supporting the emotional and physical wellbeing of Carers across Essex

Caring for people with coronavirus (COVID-19)

For information specifically related to people who look after someone, including resources and answers to frequently asked questions, please go to Carers UK Coronavirus page.

Page last reviewed: 29 November 2021

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