There are many supportive local and national organisations and charities that can help with information and advice for carers, please find a selection of these below:
Essex County Council
Provides care, support and advice for carers in Essex
Essex Local Offer
Services and support for people with special educational needs and disabilities and their carers
Connect Well Essex
Connect Well Essex is an online self-care self-referral tool containing over 400 local activities and services.
Carers First Essex
If you’re an unpaid carer, aged 18 and over, supporting someone in Essex, they’re here to help with online help and advice, as well as practical and emotional support.
Looking after someone can be tough, but you’re not on your own. Carers UK is there to listen, to give you expert information and advice that’s tailored to your situation, to champion your rights and support you in finding new ways to manage at home, at work, or wherever you are.
Action for Carers
Action for Family Carers is an Essex charity which, for 30 years, has been providing information and support for Carers who have unpaid caring responsibilities for others.
They provide information, advice, befriending, employment, counselling, activity groups and respite day care across the county. They also work with Young Carers and professionals in schools.