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 coninues to monitor the situation as it develops and to follow current public health information and advice. We are currently exploring how and when we can resume our face to face activities such as Day Care, Activity Groups and Young Carer club nights.

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 or via online platforms including our countywide Feeling Good Caring Well programme and our Essex Befriends service: .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 or using Contact Us on this website.

We have also been gathering together 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.


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.


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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Adult Carers
Feeling Good, Caring Well
Tuesday, 24th November 2020
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Young Carers
Thursday, 19th November 2020
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Congratulations to Daniel, a Harlow Young Carer - Jack Petchey Achievement Award winner
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