About Us

CARIADS is a service that provides information, advice and support to carers in Thurrock. It has been created by three voluntary sector organisations, Thurrock Mind, Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions CIC and Thurrock Centre for Independent Living.  They have come together to offer help, advice and support to all the carers in the local community.

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Thurrock Mind is an independent organisation, affiliated to National Mind and was founded in 1980 by a group of people interested in developing services in the community to support those with mental health problems

Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions CIC is a social enterprise run by and for disabled people. are an innovative company that centres on disabled people having power over their own life choices. The TLS directors are all disabled people, who help design the solutions and services we provide from their own real life experiences.

Thurrock Centre for Independent Living (TCIL) offers support and advice on a variety of issues which affect disabled people. They can assist people with the majority of disability related issues – from providing information or advising about a situation that simply requires completing an application form to a more complex situation that needs a formal advocate or complaint to be made, and many matters in between of concern to disabled individuals and their carers.

If you care for someone and require help, advice and support, or even if you just want  a chat with someone who understands, give Cariads a call on 01375 659172

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