If you’re an unpaid carer, aged 18 and over, supporting someone in Essex, Carers First can help with online help and advice, as well as practical and emotional support. Remember, you don’t have to wait until crisis point before asking for help – the earlier you ask, the bigger difference it can make.
Contact Carers First on 0300 303 1555
or via their website (click on link below):
If you would prefer to chat to someone at the surgery, call the usual surgery number and tell the reception staff that you need support as an unpaid carer for a loved one and they will put you through to someone that can help you. We can then arrange for you to be referred to Carers First, you won’t have to do a thing.
Please don’t suffer in silence. Ask for help, because it is out there.
Carers Rights Day
Each year, Carers First supports Carers UK’s Carers Rights Day campaign, which focuses on helping carers to know and understand their rights, providing the opportunity for carers to get the help and support they need and are entitled to.
At Carers First, they want to empower carers with information and support, to help carers to feel confident asking for the support they need. As a carer it’s important that you understand your rights and are able to access the support that is available to you as soon as you need it, wherever you are in your caring journey.
This year, Carers Rights Day will be held on Thursday 24 November 2022.
Join the Carers Rights Day Question & Answer Session
Join in a virtual question and answer session on carers’ rights by logging into the website (link below) and registering.
At 2pm on Thursday 24 November, join the panel of experts on Zoom to hear them answer questions on your rights as a carer. The panel will be made up of experts in health and hospital rights, benefits and financial support, as well as rights as a working carer. Click below to register to join the session. If you can’t make it, a recording of the session will be shared on Carers First website.