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

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
General
Tuesday, 11th February 2020
Colchester Young Carers Morris dancing
Colchester Young Carers tried Morris dancing Tuesday 11 February 2020
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Adult Carers
General
Friday, 31st January 2020
Essex Befriends 500 referrals
Essex Befriends exceeds 500 referrals in less than nine months
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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