Covid-19 vaccinations for Carers

Unpaid family Carers are in Group 6 of the vaccination programme, if they haven't already been vaccinated at that point due to age or vulnerability.

Group 6 is for adults aged 16 to 65 who are in an at-risk group - and Carers who receive Carers Allowance or are somebody's main Carer are included in this. You will need to ensure your GP practice knows you are a Carer by registering with them. You should not assume you're registered because the practice knows you care for someone; you need to formally register using the practice's registration form or process.

Worth knowing - if the person you care for has fluctuating capacity, you have the right to ask to be present during the vaccination process.

Support Available During Covid-19

BBC Bitesize

Supporting Academic Work, with teaching and online games.  Plus daily lessons beginning on 20th April:


Supporting primary academic work, including craft activities and printables:

Flourish with Jo Morton-Brown

Each video created by Jo Morton Brown, Emotional Health Practioner, will have a professional focus where different topics are discussed such as: our emotions of feeling anxious/stressed/overwhelmed, importance of finding a new routine, self-care, etc. As well as suggesting additional resources/helplines for further support.

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Kids cooks with Theo

Supporting your ‘healthy body, healthy mind.  Online cook alongs for young people, on a budget and takes the stress out of meal planning.


NSPCC website supporting parents to keep their children safe online.

Other Resources

Shout UK

is a 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks. or  TEXT-85258


free online counselling service in Essex 


Call 0800 1111 or talk to a counsellor online at

Big White Wall

online support for people feeling anxious or stressed. ​​​​​​​


24hr helpline offering support and someone to listen.

Call 116 123

Action for Happiness

 A charity hoping to make the world a happier, kinder place.


Supporting the mental health needs of children and young people.


a fantastic resource for young children to explain about the coronavirus.
Download PDF ​​​​​​​

Support contacts during Covid-19