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Carers in Hertfordshire

Contact Information
The Red House, 119 Fore Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire SG14 1AX
Detailed Information

We are a charity providing support, information and advice to unpaid carers.

You are a carer if you look after a partner, relative, friend or neighbour, who would not be able to manage without your help. They may have a physical or learning disability, dementia, mental health problems, misuse drugs or alcohol or be ill or elderly.

Anyone can become a carer. Carers come from all walks of life and cultures. It doesn’t matter if the person you look after lives with you or elsewhere, is an adult or a child, or what age you are – if you provide unpaid support to someone, we are here for you!

About our support, information and advice

We support children and adult carers that live, work or care in Hertfordshire or are registered with a GP in Hertfordshire. Bereaved carers can also access services for three years after the death of the person they cared for.

Support is provided free to carers over the phone, online or face to face at venues in Hertfordshire.

Services include:

  • One to one support through mentoring or our Information and Advice Service. An Advisor can give you the time to discuss practical and emotional concerns around caring or obtain information to help you make choices about your life and caring role.
  • Workshops and training opportunities that can offer a break from caring, chance to meet other carers and provide information or skills to help you in your caring role.
  • Support groups.
  • A Carers’ Passport Discount Card that can be used to identify yourself as a carer as well as access savings and offers at various businesses in Hertfordshire.
  • A Young Carers Service supporting young people under 19 with caring responsibilities and their families.
  • Opportunities to share your views and experiences to shape and improve health, social care and community services.

In Hertsmere, Three Rivers and Watford, we provide Carers’ Breaks (where a trained Care Support Worker looks after the person needing care for an agreed amount of time, allowing the carer time away from their caring role). In Hertsmere, we also provide home care to enable people to continue living in their own home.