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Action for Family Carers

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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

Befriending Service - Telephone

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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Carers - Employment

Description Essex Carers - The Way to Work is a project co-funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund....

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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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Day Care Services

Description Day Care services are held in Chelmsford, Maldon, Burnham, and South Woodham Ferrers....

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Young Carers Services

Description Young Carers are children or young people under the age of 18 who help care for a family member including a sibling....

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