Not everyone with a caring role is able to work. But for those who do, there is support available...
In Essex there are at least125,000 people providing care and support for a friend or family member who needs help with everyday life. It's highly likely most workplaces include someone with caring responsibilities.
Employers play an important role in supporting carers and we urge managers and teammates to reach out to colleagues who may be in a caring role who may need a little extra support.
Take a look at this short film for some ideas about how you as an employer, a colleague or a friends might be able to help...
How Essex Carers Support 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.
Supporting Carers in Essex