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Are You a Carer?

If you support someone who could not manage without you, you are a carer. As a carer, you need to look after your own health and wellbeing too. Carers in Hertfordshire is a local charity providing free help and support to any carer living or working in the county.

Am I a carer? If you give unpaid help and support to a family member, friend or neighbour who would not be able to manage without you, then you are a carer. 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. They may be your child, partner or parent, or a friend or neighbour, and they might live with you or live elsewhere. Whatever your situation, make sure your GP knows you are a carer and contact Carers in Hertfordshire for information and support.

Caring with Confidence

Carers in Hertfordshire runs free Caring with Confidence training courses for carers, covering all aspects of caring, including dealing with stress and emotions, balancing caring with a life of your own and maximising your income whilst caring. There are special courses for those caring for people with dementia. Not only are these courses practical and informative, they are a great place to meet others in the same situation as you and to share experiences.

‘Make a Difference’ Service

Make a Difference is a Carers in Hertfordshire initiative to provide funded breaks for carers. Grants are available for all sorts of things such as gym membership, massage, a weekend away or a new hobby – whatever will have the greatest benefits for your health. As a carer, Make a Difference can give you a break and help you stay well. Talk to your GP about a referral or contact Carers in Hertfordshire for more information. Information and advice Whether you need some help understanding benefits or accessing services, or longer term advice to support you in your caring role, Carer Support Advisors are just a phone call away. They can help you understand what services are available nearby and how to access them, and help you to have a break from caring.

Call today on 01992 58 69 69. Carers in Hertfordshire also provides specific support for people caring for those with dementia, drug or alcohol issues, mental health problems or learning disabilities, as well as parent carers.

Having the time and space to talk to other people who look after someone and understand what you are going through can help you feel less isolated, find out useful information, and have some time to yourself to relax and chat.

Having a voice Carers in Hertfordshire runs events and forums where you can have your say on local services, what’s working and what needs improving, and give your views to decision makers. Coming together makes the voice of carers stronger and helps make real changes to services.

Young Carers

Young carers are young people who help look after someone in their family and take on responsibilities normally handled by an adult. Carers in Hertfordshire’s Young Carers Service supports carers aged 8-18 and their families to make sure their caring responsibilities don’t stop them from having the same opportunities, and social life, that other young people enjoy.

Contact Carers in Hertfordshire Carers in Hertfordshire exists to support people in their caring role. All their services are free:



Tel: 01992 58 69 69

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Useful Links and Information

Advice and support for carers and the people they care for, please follow this link.  https://www.gov.uk/carers-uk

Carers allowance:

For information on carers allowance and how it works please follow  this link https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance

Breaks for carers:


Events https://www.carersinherts.org.uk/events

Carers newsletters & latest news https://www.carersinherts.org.uk/news


For advice and reassurance on coronavirus please follow the link below;



For the latest Carers in Hertfordshire bulletin for February 2022:



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