A carer is someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, substance misuse or disability. Anyone can become a carer; carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age. You may not live with the person for whom you care, you maybe juggling a job and your caring responsibilities: whoever you are and whatever your circumstances there are many ways of accessing support.
Your caring responsibilities my have an impact on your health and well being. To help us offer you appropriate care please let the surgery know if you are a carer. You can either let us know over the phone, in person when you are next in surgery or by completing the form below and sending via e mail:
Contacts for county council and NHS support and information:
Adult Care Services (part of Herts County Council)
Tel: 0300 123 4042
Herts Partnership NHS Trust (specific to mental health issues)
Tel: 01727 804700
Children, Schools and Families (for carers or those in need under 18 yrs)
Tel:0300 123 4043
In addition Carers in Herts, a local, independent organisation offers support and signposting for carers.
Tel: 01992 586969