Support for carers
You are a carer if you look after a family member, partner, friend or neighbour who is ill, frail, has a disability or has mental ill health or substance misuse problems. This person could not manage without your help and the support you give is unpaid. They may or may not live with you.
Many carers cope in very difficult situations and may not be aware of the help that is available to them from Hertfordshire County Council and local voluntary organisations:
- request an assessment of your needs
- social care support including planning for emergencies
- information and advice
- financial information
- information about work and leisure opportunities
- taking a break from caring
- looking after your own health and wellbeing
- having your voice heard
View support services for carers in Hertfordshire.
Independent advice and help with services
If you are considering arranging your own services, equipment, adaptations to your home or residential care you could use a broker to help you. Brokers provide independent advice and can organise services that suit your needs.