Carers Advice

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know via the online form below - we may be able to help you.

Register a Carer

Action for Family Carers

The services that Action for Family Carers can offer includes:

  • Access to Free counselling
  • Befriending service: telephone or face to face contact
  • Support for Young Carers aged 5 years to 18 years of age
  • Day Care services for the “cared for” to provide respite for the Carer
  • Feeling good, Caring Well services; this includes Stress reduction, managing emotions and other well-being activities.
  • Building Better Opportunities to support Carers to work, education or volunteering.

Action for Family Carers

Brickhouse Farm, Poulton Close,

Maldon, Essex, CM9 6NG

Tel: 01621 851640

Fax: 01621 874817


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Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999


NHS Links

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring