Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.
We have a dedicated carer's Champion - Lelsey Lobban her deputy is Kirsty Nicholas - who can help if you have any queries.
Do you need help with non clinical issues?
We can arrange appointments with our Community Navigator, who will help work out what local help is available for you.
The following websites have lots of very useful information for carers in this area:
http://www.carersinherts.org.uk/ tel 01992 58 69 69
www.carers.org tel 08448004361
Herts Help - tel 0300 123 4044
Breakaway for carers - voluntary sitting service 01442 454 280
Products to assist patients and carers with dementia or memory loss www.unforgettable.org
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Carers support groups
Your mental wellbeing
Feel you need a little more support for your mental wellbeing? You can self refer to our local wellbeing team:
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
Caring for children
Need support during school holidays?
Fit Fed & Read school holiday activity programmes operate out of Fire Stations across Hertfordshire during the school Easter and Summer holidays. They provide an activity programme ‐ including support with literacy ‐ in Hertfordshire’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods, with a nutritious meal every day, free of charge.
If you have a child aged between 7-12 years who is eligible for school meals, please contact the team here: