CarersFirst is commissioned by Essex County Council to provide Adult Carer support across Essex. Carers First has been supporting carers since 1991 and work in Essex, Kent, Medway, Lincolnshire and the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest & Haringey and currently support 23.500+ carers.
We provide information, advice, guidance, emotional support, training and activities, giving carers an opportunity to have a break from their caring role and help them to get the support they need.
We are also approaching local businesses/organisations to talk about becoming Carer Friendly Employers, by supporting working carers. We aim to encourage employers to create a supportive working environment for carers in the workplace and support the working carers to manage that sometimes difficult job of balancing work with caring responsibilities. Carer Friendly Employers value and support working carers and recognise the importance of retaining experienced members of staff.