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.
We are a Carers Trust Network Partner, Centre of Excellence and hold NCVO's PQASSO Level 3 Quality Mark. We provide information, befriending, counselling, volunteering opportunities and respite day care across the county,
working within schools and a variety of community settings.
Website : https://affc.org.uk/
Telephone: 0300 7 70 80 90
Local Support for Carers from EPUT
While caring for someone can be rewarding, there may be times when you find yourself dealing with difficult and stressful situations. You may feel that you are alone and that no-one can help. You may have feelings of confusion, guilt, loss, frustration and even anger.
Local Support Counselling
We offer a free, confidential counselling service where Adult Carers can receive individual counselling sessions from qualified counsellors in Essex.
Counselling is a confidential talking therapy which gives you the opportunity to talk about your concerns, and any emotional difficulties you are experiencing with a counsellor. Sessions take place in a quiet, undisturbed and safe setting and may help you explore your situation and see things more clearly and gain more understanding of yourself. Counselling can also provide extra support outside of your network of family and friends.
Looking after someone in your family can be rewarding, but it can also be difficult, and be especially hard for young people.
It may make things more difficult at school, mean you don't have time to go out with your friends, do homework, or do things you'd like to do.
There is help available for young carers. The council can help suggest things that will make things easier for you, and help you continue to help your family.
Social care and support guide - National
If you or someone you know needs help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability, this website explains your options and where you can get support.