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 - Lyn Melvin - who can help if you have any queries.
Do you need help with non clinical issues?
We offer appointments with our Community Navigator, Alan Gonzales - please see Community navigator tab in clinics and services for more information.
The following websites has 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: