As a carer you may be eligible for benefits, grants and funding. For a list of services offering grants and funding provisions please click here. For further advice and services regarding benefits and financial support please click hereOur support groups page also lists groups for carers in a range of geographical areas.

Below you will find a list of services specific to carers.



Provides information on Carer's Allowance and how to apply if you are eligible.

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If you care for someone, you can have an assessment to see what might help make your life easier. This is called a carer's assessment. The NHS website gives more information on a carer's needs assessment. 

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Essex Carers Support

A charity that is dedicated to helping unpaid carers in Essex get the support they need. They offer a carer respite break scheme, community outreach, personalised break opportunities and more.

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Essex Carers Network

Website for families caring for a family member or a friend who has a learning disability and autism in Essex and for those who support them. 

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Carers Choices

Respite for carers in Essex, one of their highly qualified care workers can visit you at home or your loved one can attend one of their excellent day centres.

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Carers First

Delivers the Essex Carers Service across the county, supporting carers and families by providing emotional and practical support, advice, information and guidance, and opportunities for carers to access training, social groups, activities, trips and more.

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Carers Matter Norfolk

Free to use service that provides support to unpaid carers in Norfolk. Their helpline is free, independent and confidential.

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