You are a carer if you provide help and support, unpaid, to a family member, friend or neighbour who would otherwise not be able to manage.

The person you care for may have a physical or learning disability, dementia, mental health problems, may misuse drugs or alcohol or may be ill or frail.

The person may live with you or elsewhere, may be an adult or a child but if they rely on you for support, then you are a carer.

Anyone can become a carer: Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age.

If you are not sure give us a call or make an enquiry using this form.

 

Please complete the Recognising Carers registration form that is available on Hertfordshire County Council’s website at the following link https://www.hertsdirect.org/recognisingcarers/

By telling us that you are a carer we can recognise your commitment as an unpaid carer in Hertfordshire and provide the right information and advice you need and deserve.

You can complete the form online or download a copy and once you have submitted or returned it a copy will go to:

  • Hertfordshire County Council - Health and Community Services, which is responsible for the council’s adult social care services.
  • Your GP Practice.

Carers in Hertfordshire – As we are the countywide charity supporting carers with information, advice and services and enabling them to participate in planning and decisions and have a voice. They also provide information and advice to carers who live, work or care in Hertfordshire.