Carers

Supporting Carers in Essex

Action for Family Carers is an Essex charity, which for almost 30 years has been providing information and support to carers who have unpaid, caring responsibilities for others.
0300 7 70 80 90

Living Well Essex

The Living Well website aims to help Essex people take care of their health and well-being, manage health conditions, and find information about support and services in the local area. We also provide information on benefits and finances, staying safe, and tips on staying healthy and active.

Live Well Link Well

Live Well Link Well is a free and confidential social prescribing service that provides practical or emotional support of a non-medical nature.Our team, of friendly Live Well Link Well workers work in partnership with GP surgeries across mid Essex. They will give you time, and can help you to access appropriate support within the local community. If you are living in mid Essex and aged over 18, you can contact the service directly without having to go through your GP.
0300 303 9988 (Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm)

Essex Dementia Care

Provide one-to-one support for people with dementia as well as providing respite and emotional support for their main care-givers
01245 363789

Learning Disability update

Our Learning Disability update is an ‘easy read’ newsletter. Subscribe to keep up to date with what NHS England is doing for people with a learning disability and/or autism, their families, carers and supporters.

Introduction to care and support

This guide is for people who have care and support needs, their carers, and people who are planning their future care needs.

Healthwatch

We are the independent national champion for people who use health and social care services. We’re here to find out what matters to people, and help make sure their views shape the support they need.
03000 683 000

Help for carers looking after a loved one

If you look after a partner, relative or friend who is disabled or ill due to physical or mental health, you are a carer, even if you don’t think of yourself as one. Find out about the emotional, practical and financial support available to you.

Carers: help and support

You can get help and support if you're responsible for looking after someone who has a disability, is getting old or has become ill. This can range from practical help to make day-to-day life easier to benefits like Carer's Allowance.

Carers UK

Caring will affect us all at some point in our lives. We’ll be here for you when that happens. With your help, we can be there for the 6,000 people who start looking after someone each day.
020 7378 4999