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.


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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Events for Young Adult Carers in Essex!

Do you help look after a relative or friend ? 

Would  you like the opportunity to meet other Young Adult  Carers ?

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Upcoming Events

Essex Events

Pottery Painting

morning of pottery painting followed by refreshments after...

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Harlow MOST (Moving On Staying Together)

This friendly and informal peer led group is an opportunity for former carers to meet others who are in a similar situat...

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North Essex telephone surgery

North Essex telephone surgery 30 minute slots available  ...

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