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Adult Carer Services

We have a range of support for Adult Carers around the county.

Initially, we will have a chat with you to understand your situation and any challenges you are facing, working with you to identify what support you might need so we can direct you to the right support.

We can speak to you in person, online or over the phone – however your feel more comfortable. Either way, we have secure systems and processes in place to keep your data private and confidential.

How can we help?

Action for Family, in partnership with Essex Carers Support, has been commissioned by Essex County Council to deliver support for Adult Carers in West (Epping, Harlow & Uttlesford districts) and Northeast Essex (Colchester & Tendring districts).

There is a central online contact point for carers run by the Essex Wellbeing Service. You can also call 0303 303 9988 to discuss your caring role and receive information, advice and guidance tailored to your needs. If more specialist support is required,  Action for Family Carers (West and North Essex) and Carers First (Mid and South Essex) can provide more specialist carers information, advice and guidance.

We can provide:

  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Practical solutions to address specific challenges.
  • Support for your emotional wellbeing
  • A free counselling service
  • Small grants to enable you to take a break from the pressures of caring.
  • Opportunities to connect with other local carers at Peer Support groups.

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We have a range of other support for Adult Carers across different parts of Essex.

Action for family carers


Our team

We have a team of staff available throughout the working day to take your call or enquiry. We understand how difficult it can be to share your story and that building trust can take time. Lots of the staff here are Carers, so we understand first hand some of the challenges you face and genuinely want to help. We’ve got over years 30 years of experience helping local Carers just like you.

Our helpful and approachable team will listen to you, without judgement. You will be in safe hands with our knowledgeable and trained staff.

How do I register with you?

If you would like to register yourself, or somebody else for our support please complete our online referral form or phone 0300 7 708090.

Action for Family Carers

Need Support?

We prioritise your well-being and understand that seeking help can sometimes be challenging. That’s why we are proud to offer a free and completely confidential service dedicated to providing you with the support you need. Our team of compassionate professionals are here to lend a listening ear and assist you through any difficult situation you may be facing.

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Our team


We offer a free, confidential counselling service, Adult Carers can receive individual counselling sessions.



Our befriending options offer a listening ear and can provide understanding and companionship.

GP Liaison Service

GP Liaison Service

Funded by the Clinical Commissioning Group, our GP Liaison Support Officer for Mid-Essex is Sue Wright.

Working Carers

Working Carers

A working Carer is someone in full or part-time employment, who also provides unpaid support.

Carer and Family Response Service

Family Support Chelmsford

Independent Carer and Family Response Service, Chelmsford District.

Carer and Family Response Service

Support for Adults

Committed to making a positive difference to the lives of adult carers in Essex.

Working Carers

Male Carers

Assisting male caregivers with a variety of services provided by Action for Family Carers.

Carer and Family Response Service

Time 4 You Grants

Our Time 4 You grants offer respite for caregivers, promoting their wellbeing.

Carer and Family Response Service

Peer Support Groups

Working in partnership with Essex Carers Support, we provide peer support groups in Essex