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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Coronavirus

Action for Family Carers is actively monitoring the situation as it develops and is following current public health information and advice. Following the latest government advice (23rd March) we have suspended all face to face events and activities for the time being.

If you or the person you look after is feeling unwell with symptoms similar to those associated with coronavirus please look for information on the NHS website and NHS 111 online and follow their advice. 

We recognise that this is an especially difficult time for Carers and their families across Essex . At the present time most of our support is being provided over the phone including via our countywide Essex Befriends service:  www.essexbefriends.org .uk.  We rely on volunteers so please contact us if you are  able to help in any way.

We continue to take calls on  0300 770 80 90 however we would advise emailing us on care@affc.org.uk or using Contact Us on this website.

We have also been gathering information about information, tools and resources that may be helpful for Carers and families at the moment. We will be adding to these so do keep checking to see what else has been included.
 

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Action for Family Carers

Action for Family Carers is an Essex charity, which for almost 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 PQASSO Level 3 Quality Mark. 
We provide information, befriending, counselling, volunteering opportunities and respite day care across the county,
working within schools and a variety of community settings.

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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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Young Carers
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Thursday, 18th June 2020
Young Carer WINNERS!
Congratulations to the Young Carers who took the time to get busy with our activity packs
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Adult Carers
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Monday, 15th June 2020
Treats for Carers Week
Treats delivered during Carers Week for Maldon Carers
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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
PQASSO Level 3