Welcome to Carers FIRST Essex

It is estimated there are over 145,000 people in Essex providing care for a relative or friend. Carers do an amazing job, and have the right to be supported. You do not have to wait until you are struggling or there is a crisis before you ask for support. The earlier you get help, the more difference it can make.  

  Find out what support we provide in Essex by visiting our Services pages or contact us to talk about your caring situation.


Carers Rights Day 2019

Each year Carers Rights Day is held to bring organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to. 

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Blue Badge Scheme - Hidden Disabilities

Information about the recent changes to eligibility for people applying for a Blue Badge. The eligibility has now been extended to people with Hidden Disabilities. 

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Upcoming Events

Essex Events

Benfleet Wellbeing Group

Drop in Wellbeing Group. This month we had a speaker from Nat West talking about how to protect yourself from Scams and ...

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Braintree Carers Support Group

The group provides an opportunity for Carers to meet together to socialise and build friendships, to gain peer support a...

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Hadleigh Carers Wellbeing Group

Weekly drop in to meet other Carers for Peer Support A table is reserved for Carers in the Tea Rooms. ...

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