Tees Better Future Fund grant awarded to Essex charity, Action For Family Carers

Tees Better Future Fund is very pleased to announce that Action for Family Carers in Essex is one of the three community projects to receive a Tees Better Future Fund grant in the latest funding round.

Action for Family Carers is an Essex charity, which for over 30 years has been providing information and support to carers who have unpaid, caring responsibilities for others.

Their mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of carers including young carers. Action for Family Carers does this by offering an array of different activities and support groups across Essex such as:

  • young carer club nights and support in schools
  • young adult carer transition support when moving to further/higher education or employment
  • counselling for carers
  • day care  and Activity Groups for vulnerable older people and people with dementia and memory loss
  • whole family support
  • targeted support such as GP liaison.

These programmes have helped over 1000 families and that number continues to grow every day.

The grant funding will go towards a new club, to support young carers in the Chelmsford area. They will support young carers across Essex by providing practical and emotional support as well as respite care. This club will allow young carers to spend time with their peers, take part in arts and crafts, get a healthy snack, and provide them with the opportunity, to unwind and enjoy themselves away from their caring responsibilities.

Chris Vince, Young Carers Service manager for Action for Family Carers, said :

“The support we get from local charities like the Tees Better Future Fund is essential to allow us to do the work we do, supporting young carers across Essex and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for such a generous donation.

Young carers provide such a vital role in supporting family members in need and we want to do everything we can to support them and ensure they are successful in their lives.”

Daniel Bowen relationship management leader of the Tees Better Future Fund said:

“It’s a privilege for Tees to work alongside local charities, like Action for Family Carers, who provide respite and support to young carers who look after others within our community. There are approximately 10,000 young carers in Essex and without their vital support through unpaid work, the individuals being cared for would not manage.

Extending support to children who care for others is not just an act of compassion, but a vital investment in their well-being and the future of our society. These young caregivers exhibit remarkable strength, resilience, and selflessness, shouldering responsibilities far beyond their years. We have a responsibility to invest in these young people, to ensure that they receive the support and resources they need to navigate their unique journey. By recognising their challenges, providing some respite and guidance and the opportunity to connect with others who understand, we hope these young carers will be empowered to maintain their well-being, pursue their dreams, and unlock their fullest potential.”

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