You are a carer if you care for a partner, relative or friend who is in need of help because they are ill, frail or have a disability and this care is provided without payment (other than Carers Allowance) or a contract. Essex County Council provides information for:
Carers over 18 years of age who care for someone who is also over 18 years of age.
Carers who are under 18 years of age.
Local Support Services
The following organisations can offer support to carers - contact them direct to find out how they can assist you: