Are You a Carer?
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.
Does the Surgery know you are a Carer?
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 online form below:
Support & Information
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
They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.
Telephone: 020 7378 4999