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.

Young Carers Day 2019

January 31st is Young Carers Awareness Day, which this year is focusing on mental health and wellbeing of young carers.

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Stay Warm this Winter

The Met Office has forecast a spell of cold weather which can affect your health. The NHS have produced this useful...

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Essex Directory

Essex DirectoryPlease find below information and links to services in Essex which carers may find useful: Essex Servic...

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Upcoming Events

Essex Events

Hadleigh Wellbeing Group


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Dengie Wellbeing Group

Join us at this sociable group. Meet other carers and find out about local services and information. when able we do boo...

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Tea at the Barn

Event/Info Title:  Tea at The Barn – Stanway, Colchester   When:  Wednesday 27th Febru...

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