Carers in Hertfordshire was formed in 1995 by carers as a countywide Charity and became a charitable company limited by guarantee in 2000.
We are associate members of Carers UK and members of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers Network of carers centres.
A Board of Trustees governs Carers in Hertfordshire. Our Memorandum and Articles of Association require that 50% of Trustees must be carers.
- To ensure all carers receive information, advice and support
- To enable carers to participate in service planning and decision making
- To be a platform for the voice of carers
Carers in Hertfordshire fulfils these aims through a mix of strategic work, development activity and direct service provision to carers.
Carers in Hertfordshire's work is delivered by approximately 40 staff and 20+ volunteers in local services within communities in Hertfordshire and from our base in the county town of Hertford.
Carers in Hertfordshire staff and volunteers work with and for carers, 1-1 and in groups.
We provide information, problem solving and support. We also arrange a variety of ways for carers to have a voice and influence service improvements.
We work closely and collaboratively with professional staff in a wide range of voluntary and statutory organisations to link our services and assist them to develop a carer friendly focus.
We manage specialist projects targeted to particular caring circumstances.
Carers in Hertfordshire is core funded by Hertfordshire County Council and Hertfordshire NHS Primary Care Trusts, and receives additional support from donations and other charitable trust funds.