Support for carers

Online support for carers and their employers

Carers UK provides online support for unpaid carers and businesses that employee them.

Carers UK Digital Resource for Carers

Carers UK's Digital Resources for Carers provides online support to unpaid carers looking after a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.

The website is free to access. You will need to create an account using a free access code that can be provided by your employer. If you are an unpaid carer in Thurrock and either don't have an employer or your employer does not have an access code, you can use the access code DGTL1974.

Carers UK's Digital Resources for Carers

Employers for Carers (EfC) Digital

Employers for Carers (EfC) Digital is for businesses that are members of Carers UK's EfC forum. It can help employers fulfil their duty to support employees who have a caring responsibility

It should be used by staff who either:

  • are line managers
  • have responsibility for employee well-being – for example, HR, equality and inclusion teams

The site provides access to:

  • case studies
  • legislation and model policies
  • good practice
  • online learning
  • essential guides for employers, line managers and working carers

You will need your organisation's Carers UK membership code to access the site. If your organisation is a small or medium-sized organisation in Thurrock, you can access this service using our membership details. Email our commissioning team below for details.

Employers for Carers (EfC) Digital

Adult Social Care commissioning


Contact us

For any further advice, contact Thurrock First.

Thurrock First

: 01375 511 000


Main opening hours are Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.

Limited service on Monday to Friday from 7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm, and on weekends and bank holidays from 7am to 7pm.

Read more about Thurrock First.