Carers need care too

We understand that being an unpaid carer can be stressful and challenging.  Your own wellbeing may be compromised whilst you're doing your utmost to care for an elderly relative or an in-need loved one.

Caregivers often find they have less time for themselves and other family members. They often spend so much time on caregiving duties that they end up sacrificing the things they enjoy, like hobbies or vacations. Or, they have trouble balancing work schedules around caregiving. 

Here in the Essex Wellbeing Service we have people who can listen to your concerns and challenges and help you find support and advice relevant to your needs.  We appreciate that life can be difficult and it can be challenging to find the right support for your own circumstances.

Talk to someone about your caring role

We offer a confidential phone call to discuss your situation and work with you to find the best support.

The Essex Wellbeing service provides advice, information and guidance to carers living in Essex:

  • information on the support that is available to you as a carer in Essex
  • information on local support groups and services in your area
  • advice that is specific to you and your situation
  • a referral for a carers assessment, where appropriate

Action for Family Carers

Action for Family Carers is an Essex charity, which for over 30 years has been providing information and support to Carers and Young Carers who have unpaid, caring responsibilities for others.

Action for Family Carers, in partnership with Essex Carers Support, has been commissioned by Essex County Council to support Adult Carers in West Essex (Epping, Harlow & Uttlesford districts) and Northeast Essex (Colchester & Tendring districts). 

We also offer support for Young Carers, Young Carer Club Nights & Trips, Day Care for older people and Activity Groups for people with dementia or memory loss. We also work with Employers, GPs and Schools to help them provide better support for Carers.

Essex Carers Support

Essex Carers Support is an Essex-based charity with over 30 years’ experience providing support to Carers who have unpaid, caring responsibilities for others.

Essex Carers Support are working in partnership with Action for Family Carers to support Adult Carers in West Essex (Epping, Harlow & Uttlesford districts) and Northeast Essex (Colchester & Tendring districts).

Carers First

Offering local support for carers in Mid and South Essex, including specialised information, advice, and guidance. We also offer support for your wellbeing, peer support and practical solutions to address specific challenges.

Get in touch

Click the below button to take our online assessment to help you understand more about your health needs, prioritise them and find the right support for you.

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If you would like to speak to someone about any of our services, or would like assistance taking the assessment online please contact us on 0300 303 9988 or email to talk to one of our friendly team members.