Young Carers

Support for children and young people aged under eighteen whose life is in some way restricted due to a caring role.

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Adult Carers

Do you  provide help and support for a partner, child, relative, or friend who otherwise couldn't manage?

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Day Care

Providing a regular day out for older people  who need help and support.  Giving  family carers a few hours break. 

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Activity Groups 

Keeping Active and Active Minds groups for people with mild to moderate dementia or memory problems.

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Action for Family Carers

Action for Family Carers is an Essex charity, which for over 30  years has been providing information and support to carers who have unpaid, caring responsibilities for others.

We are a Carers Trust Network Partner, Centre of Excellence and hold NCVO's Trusted Charity Mark at Level 2, the highest level. 
We provide information, befriending, counselling, volunteering opportunities and respite day care across the county,
working within schools and a variety of community settings.


How You Can Support Us

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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We are an Essex based charity supporting Young Carers and their families. Please donate on Just Giving, no matter how big or small anything will make a difference

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Young Carers
Wednesday, 03rd August 2022
Colchester Young Carers visit Yarra Farm
Colchester Young Carers visit to Yarra Farm 23 July
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Adult Carers
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Thursday, 21st July 2022
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Need Support?

We offer a free and confidential service and are here to help and support you.

Contact our team today and find out what services we offer and how we can help you and your family.

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Carers Trust
Carers Trust Award - Centre of excellence
Trusted Charity Mark