Young Carers

Are you someone aged  between eight and eighteen whose life is in some way restricted due to a caring role.

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Young Adult Carers

Are you someone aged between 16 and 24 whose life is in some way restricted due to a caring role.

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Adult Carers

Are you someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, or friend.

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Respite Care

Providing a few hours break by looking after your cared for, at our Day Centre at Maldon or at one of our outreach venues.

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Action for Family Carers

Action for Family Carers is a thriving charity, which for over 25 years, has been providing information and support to carers who have unpaid, caring responsibilities for others.

We are a Carers Trust Network Partner and Centre of Excellence and lead a group of charities delivering countywide carer support in Essex.
We provide information, advice, advocacy, peer support, counselling and respite day care across the county, working within schools and hospitals and in a variety of community settings.



There are 180,000 unpaid carers in Essex that need our help and support. 

Over 30,000 carers in Essex provide unpaid care for over 50 hours per week. Please help us to give them support - and to give them a break! Thank you

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Latest News

Adult Carers
Friday, 05th January 2018
Health Consultation Seeking Your Views
The Mid & South Essex STP has begun the consultation for proposed changes.
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Thursday, 28th December 2017
The world shrinks
8 in 10 people caring for loved ones “have felt lonely or socially isolated” Based on findings from Carers UK’s 2017 State of…
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We offer a free and confidential service and are here to help and support you.

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