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 and respite day care across Essex, working within schools and a variety of community settings.
Below is an overview of what Action for Family Carers provide, but please visit our website www.affc.org.uk or call 0300 770 8090 for further details.
Young Carers are children who are as young as six years old and any young people aged under eighteen, whose life is restricted in some way due to them looking after someone else on a regular basis.
Young Carer Club nights across Essex
One-to-One sessions in schools across Essex
Information and Signposting
Young Adult Carers
The term Young Adult Carer applies to anyone aged between 16 and 25 whose life is in some way is restricted due to the need to take responsibility for the care of a person on a regular basis.
Support and Signposting
Young Adult Carer group in Uttlesford.
An Adult Carer is someone, who, without payment, provides support and help to a relative, partner, child, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, disability, mental or physical illness or addiction.
Counselling – currently in Colchester, Braintree, Witham, Chelmsford, Maldon, Wickford & Rayleigh
‘Way to work’ project.
This is a project that will support Carers across Essex to tackle immediate problems, build confidence and resilience, improve health and well-being and secure a new future by embarking on a journey towards and into rewarding and sustainable employment.
‘Feeling Good, Caring Well’ project.
We are planning sessions to start in 2019 aimed at supporting Adult Carers health and wellbeing or to help Carers feel more confident in carrying out their caring role.
Day care for older people in Maldon, Chelmsford, South Woodham Ferrers and Tiptree (opening 7th January 2019), which also provides a few hours break for family carers.
The Day Centres provide clients with an opportunity to socialise and meet with other people in a similar situation, reminiscence or to simply have a chat. This also gives their Carer an opportunity to have precious time to call their own.