Carers Advice

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

Carers UK

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