About Action for Family Carers
A family Carer is someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage otherwise. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability.
Action for Family Carers is an Essex charity which, for 30 years, has been providing information and support for Carers who have unpaid caring responsibilities for others.
We are the only Carers Trust Network Partner and Centre of Excellence in Essex and we hold PQASSO level 3, NCVO's highest quality mark for charity management and governance.
We provide information, advice, befriending, employment, counselling, activity groups and respite day care across the county. We also work with Young Carers and professionals in schools.
Action for Family Carers makes a positive difference to the lives of Carers including Young Carers.