Are you a carer?
Please let us know if you are providing care for someone.
Do you have a carer?
Please let us know if you currently have a carer providing care for you.
Would you like to know more about the following?
Essex Young Carers Service
The Essex Young Carers Service offer free personalised support to young carers and their families that will be developed with you around your need for help and the carling you do.
Telephone: 0345 743 0430
Carers UK makes life better for carers.
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.
We give expert advice, information and support.
Caring can be extremely complicated. The maze of rights and entitlements can be complicated. Filling in paperwork can be complicated. Getting a break can be complicated. Our feelings about caring can certainly be complicated.
We're here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don't have to care alone.
Our expert telephone advice and support service is here if you want to talk about caring. If you're looking for answers, our online information and support is the best place to start.
We connect carers so no-one has to care alone.
Every day 6,000 people become carers. It can be bewildering if you don't know where to turn for help and support.
Through our carers' groups and volunteers we're reaching out in local communities throughout the UK and online.
If you're new to caring, we want to make sure you get the right support from the start.
We campaign together for lasting change.
We're at the forefront of the carers’ movement, bringing carers together to have a voice and deliver lasting change.
We’ll keep campaigning until we can all look after loved ones without putting our own lives on hold.
We innovate to find new ways to reach and support carers.
Our expertise and insight drawn from carers’ experiences helps us find better ways to support carers.
We work with local authorities and other organisations to improve services for carers throughout the UK.
Visit the carers UK website:https://www.carersuk.org/home
Call:020 7378 4999Write to: Carers UK, 20 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4LXEmail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Care Compare is a free-to-use, secure digital comparison tool that enables patients (or relatives looking on their behalf) to find domiciliary care i.e. care delivered in their own home by a care company. This care includes: help with activities of daily living such as washing/preparing meals/getting dressed, companionship, night-time care or 24/7 live-in care. At the moment, CareCompare does not include nursing homes.
Please click on the link below for more information:
Carers Information Booklet
http://http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/CaringForSomeone is the governments website dedicated to carers, and contains a wide range of information.
Carers Direct: 0808 8020202
Crossroads: 01268 660860
Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services:01268 638416
Carers Hotline, Essex County Council Carers Assessment Line: 01248 434375
The Essex Care Services Directory has been produced by Care Choices to help you make decisions about care in Essex and Southend-on-Sea.
Care Choices Website
Use it to find care homes near you, home care in your area, and much more.
The information on care includes:
- Where carers can go for support
- How to stay independent for longer
- How paying for care works
Call 01223 207770 for a free copy of the Essex and Southend-on-Sea Care Services Directory.