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Services for carers

Information on Services for Carers

Find out what help is available for carers and people who look after someone.

Financial aid is also available to carers. You can get £67.60 a week if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits.

  • You do not have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for.
  • You do not get paid extra if you care for more than one person.
  • If someone else also cares for the same person as you, only one of you can claim Carer’s Allowance.

Find out more about financial aid.

Thurrock Carers Service

Thurrock Carers Service can provide information, advice and support for unpaid carers who support relatives, friends or neighbours who would find it difficult to manage without their help.

Looking after a friend or loved one can sometimes being extremely challenging leaving you feeling alone, angry or upset. This is perfectly natural.

Thurrock Carers Service help carers and people who look after someone. They are your first point of contact for information, advice and guidance. They can offer emotional as well as practical support.

If you would like to arrange an appointment with a carers facilitator or you would like more information about the service they offer, please contact them using one of the methods below.

Telephone: 01375 659172

Email: carers@thurrockmind.org.uk

Website: www.thurrockcarers.org.uk

Additional support for carers

Action for Family Carers makes a positive difference to the lives of both adult and young carers across Essex by providing a variety of services. These include carer advice and information, Feeling Good Caring Well programme of wellbeing activities, Essex Befriends, Carer Counselling, and Day Care and Activity Groups for vulnerable older people. For Young Carers under 18 years of age there is countywide in-school support and Young Carers Clubs in 5 Districts.

You can call them on 0300 770 8090, or email info@affc.or.uk.

www.affc.org.uk