What does it do?A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.
Carers may even be juggling paid work with their unpaid caring responsibilities at home. The term carer should not be confused with a
care worker, or care assistant, who receives payment for looking after someone.
If you are a carer, your local Carers’ Centre may be able to help make things easier for you. Each centre delivers a wide range of local
support services to meet the needs of carers in its community. These range from support services catered to the carer, the needs of the
person you care for and the services your council may provide.
Carers have different needs and centres can assist you in information regarding health issues, entitlements, mobility, grants for holidays,
equipment and support.
Who it is for: Carers in the Hertfordshire area.
Where it is available:Local service covering: Broxbourne, Dacorum, East Hertfordshire, Hertsmere, North Hertfordshire, St Albans, Stevenage, Three Rivers, Watford, Welwyn Hatfield (Hertfordshire).
What it costs:The service is free of charge.
How to access or apply for it:
Care, Information & options appraisal, Information, Support for carers, Signposting / gateway service
Info last updated:09/10/2011.
|About the service provider:|
Carers in Hertfordshire: 119 Fore Street The Red House ,, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1AX. (view on map)
Telephone: 01992 586 969
Fax: 01992 586 959
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|Parent organisation:||Carers Trust|
|Who are they?||Provides information, support and practical help to carers through a national network of Carers Centres.||