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Action for Family Carers

Aims and Activities

Amongst other services, provides home or telephone befriending service for isolated carers in Mid, North East, Basildon & Brentwood, West Essex. In North East Essex telephone befriending only. to refer for befriending 0300 770 8090. julie.atkinson@affc.org.uk A carer is someone, who, without payment, provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability. Action For Family Carers have 5 Carer Support and Development Workers, a Hospital Link Worker and the Adult Team Leader supporting Carers across Mid Essex (Braintree, Chelmsford and Maldon Districts) and South West Essex (Brentwood, Billericay and Wickford). They support any Carer from the age of 18. They offer the following services: • One to one visits • Information provision • Emotional support • Individual funding opportunities • Telephone contact • Support Groups • Crisis Management • Advocacy plus Day Centre respite care & support for young carers (8+) in Maldon, Braintree, Chelmsford & Colchester & support for young adult carers

Address

Brickhouse Farm Community Centre, Poulton Close, MALDON, CM9 6NG

Phone

01621 851640

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Activities

Adult Carer Support in the Community

Description Supporting unpaid family Carers aged over 18 looking after somebody who needs help with their day-to-day life, because of: a long-term illness, a disability, mental health problems or substance misuse....

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Braintree Carers Support Group

Description The chance to socialise with others in a similiar situation; reducing the feeling of isolation that caring can bring....

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Carers Advocacy

Description A professional advocate can help you get what you are entitled to and make sure people listen to you....

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Carers Counselling

Description a free, confidential counselling service where carers can receive individual counselling sessions from qualified counsellors in Essex....

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Chelmsford Carers Wellbeing Group

Description The chance to socialise with others in a similiar situation; reducing the feeling of isolation that caring can bring....

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Day Respite Centres

Description Day Respite Centres are held in Chelmsford / Mersea Island / Maldon & Rural Villages....

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Halstead Carers Support Group

Description The chance to socialise with other in a similiar situation; reducing the feeling of isolation that caring can bring....

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Telephone Befriending Service

Description 8 in 10 carers have felt lonely or socially isolated and 57% have lost touch with friends and family as a result of their caring responsibilities (Alone and caring, Carers UK 2015)....

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Witham Carers Support Group

Description The chance to socialise with others in a similiar situation; reducing that feeling of isolation that caring can bring....

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Young Carers Services

Description The term Young Carer applies to anyone between eight and eighteen whose life is in some way restricted because of the need to take responsibility for the care of a person on a regular basis....

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