Carers Week 2022

Support for Carers in Hertfordshire

Do you give unpaid care to a family member or friend with a disability, addiction, frailty or long-term mental or physical illness? If so, then you are a carer.

At the last count there were more than 108,000 registered unpaid carers in Hertfordshire. But many more people are out there looking after family members, friends and neighbours who may not know about the support available. Unpaid carers face many challenges, often juggling complex home situations and work or study.

Hertfordshire County Council is committed to supporting carers, recognising the vital role they play in supporting so many people across the county. This year it is spending more than £2.3million commissioning services to make sure that carers have access to the support they need in their local community. These services are being delivered by local charities, such as Carers in Hertfordshire, Age UK, Turning Point and Crossroads Care. This support has been increased through the council’s Covid Recovery Strategy.

The council also runs a huge range of day services and clubs which are also a source of respite and support.

If you are an unpaid carer and would like to access help, support or advice, visit: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/carers

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