Are you a Carer?

If you are please let us know – we may be able to help you.

Do you look after someone, unpaid, who couldn’t cope without your help?

  • We can help to keep you well by offering you a carers healthcheck and seasonal flu jab.
  • We can also refer you to Carers in Herts who provide lots of information and support for carers.

Carers in Herts

Carers in Hertfordshire aims to help carers take better care of themselves through breaks, leisure and learning opportunities and by ensuring they focus on their own health and wellbeing. They provide information and support to help you in your caring role. They can also help you to identify ways to make time for yourself; focus on your own health needs and access local leisure and learning opportunities.

Information For Carers

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.

Click on the link below for a useful guide to caring:

NHS Practical Guide to Caring

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers -directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
  • Benefits for the under-65s – advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.
  • Benefits for the over-65s – advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.
  • Carer’s Assessment – how your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
  • Other benefits – advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

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

It is important that we know if you are a carer so that we can make sure you receive information, services and the help that is available. If you are a carer please complete this form.