Who is a carer?
You are a carer if you provide unpaid help and support to a partner, child, friend, relative or neighbour who could not manage without your help.
The person you look after might have a physical or learning difficulty, be ill or frail, have mental health problems or misuse drugs or alcohol. You do not have to live with the person you care for to receive free support.
Caring with Confidence course at the Rhodes Centre, Bishop's Stortford.
The course looks at different aspects of a Carer’s role and runs over five consecutive Wednesday mornings commencing on 14th September 2016. Click on the link to download further information: Caring with confidence 2016 leaflet
Carers in Herts are happy to help with the cost of alternative care and also transport should this be necessary.
Carers in Hertfordshire
Carers in Hertfordshire are the county's leading charity for unpaid family and friend carers.
If you'd like to talk through your caring role or get help understanding benefits, finding a local support group, asccessing services or getting a break form caring call the Carers in Hertfordshire Carer Support Advisors on 01992 58 69 69, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers are eligible for discounts/concessions on more than 300 services with a Carers' Passport. Please visit the Carers in Hertfordshire website for more information on how to apply for the Carers' Passport.
If you are a carer and would like to be put in contact with Carers in Hertfordshire, please complete the form below and hand it in to any of our surgeries.
Carers in Herts Referral Form
Hertfordshire County Council
Herts County Council also have a form unpaid carers can complete to help them access the support and help they might need straight away and enable the council to offer the carer an assessment, to meet the requirements of the Carers' Act 2015. To learn more about support offered by the council visit hertsdirect.org caring for someone.
The HCC Money Advice Unit have also produced a short video about the support they can offer carers. Click on the link to view the video https://youtu.be/iwjjhaRqZs0
Carers UK are a national membership charity for carers. The provide support and advice as well as comapaigning on behalf of carers. For more information, visit their website or telephone:
- Carers UK help and advice line: 0808 808 7777