Not everyone with a caring role is able to work. But for those who do, there is support available...


With 6.5 million carers in the UK, it's highly likely most workplaces include someone with caring responsibilities.

This Carers Week (06-12 June 2022) we ran a campaign to help managers and teammates reach out to colleagues who may be in a caring role and need a little extra support. 

In Essex there are an estimated 145,000 people providing care and support for a friend or family member who needs help with everyday life.


Thank you to everyone who got involved in Carers Week 2022 and helped us raise awareness of what support is available.

How we can help




Time 4 You

One off Time 4 You grants of up to £100 enable you to do something of your own choosing, aligned to your individual interests, hobbies and aspirations. 

Time 4 You breaks focus on a break from the pressures of the caring role and do not always have to mean a break from the person you care for. Lots of Time 4 You breaks are taken together so that people have


something to look forward to and talk about afterwards with the person they care for.

Carer Respite Break Scheme

We have partnered up with Colchester Catalyst to offer grants of up to £600 per year to Carers who live in the ‘CO’ postcode area, subject to eligibility.


This allows you to achieve a carer’s break, specifically where assistance is not available from statutory organisations.


2Can is a partnership project delivered by SUMMIT and Essex Carers Support in Tendring, Essex.

Together we help support the health and emotional wellbeing of vulnerable people and their carers who may be at risk of harm and self-neglect and enable people to identity the solutions, support and services that will assist their recovery and support their long term wellbeing.

Thank you for your support


If you would like to get in touch, we are here to help...

Call us on 01255 474410

Email us at admin@essexcarerssupport.org.uk

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