Action for Family Carers

Action for Family Carers is an Essex charity which support to people who have unpaid, caring responsibilities. They offer services and support for unpaid carers across all ages, including:

  • young carers
  • young adult carers
  • adult Carers

Services include:

  • counselling
  • signposting
  • befriending
  • respite day care services
  • clubs and activities

Who the service provides for

Young carers aged 8 and above.

An informal or family 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. Some projects and services have more specific criteria.

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm

How the service is accessed

Self-referral and professional referral.

Email address

Phone number

03007 708090

Operational locations

  • Essex


Brickhouse Farm Community Centre
Poulton Close