Action For Family Carers

Action For Family Carers

Charity information

Action For Family Carers

Advice, support and respite for unpaid Carers including Young Carers

A registered charity since 1990. The only Carers Trust Carers Centre in Essex. Holder of the PQASSO & Carers Trust Quality Marks

Founded 1990

  • Mission statement

    Action for Family Carers mission is to make a positive difference to the lives of Carers in Essex by providing valued, high quality support services in times of need.

    A Carer is someone who provides help and support, without payment, to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without their help.

    We help unpaid Carers by offering:
    • Home visits, telephone contact, emotional support, information and signposting
    • Support groups in Maldon, Chelmsford, Braintree and Brentwood where Carers meet to share their experiences
    • Regular respite day care for the cared-for so that Carers can have a break – provided in Maldon, Burnham, Tollesbury, Mersea, Springfield and Great Baddow
    • A hospital link worker based in Broomfield Hospital to support Carers around the discharge process and other issues
    • A support service for Carers of people with cancer and long term life limiting conditions provided in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support
    • Advocacy to empower Carers to enjoy their full rights and opportunities
    • Club nights, trips and activities for Young Carers aged 8 upwards in Maldon, Tiptree, Chelmsford and Colchester
    • School-based support for Young Carers in Maldon, Chelmsford, Braintree and Colchester
    • Support and persodevelopment for Young Adult Carers aged 16-24 in Maldon and Colchester (and in Braintree and Chelmsford from September 2013)
    • A volunteer-led counselling service is under development during 2013

  • Aims

    Action For Family Carers aims to:

    • To maintain and develop high quality services to meet the needs of the whole community of family carers.
  • Overview

    Established: April 1990

    Registered Charity Number: 1127164

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 5

    Part time staff: 27

    Volunteers: 30

    Phone number: 01621851640

    Address: Brickhouse Farm Poulton Close Maldon Essex CM9 6NG

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