Carers from the Borehamwood area attended our Information and Support event to find out about local support available to help them with their caring role, including plans for a carers' group.
At the event at 96 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, carers shared ideas on what they would find useful from a hub support group.They also enjoyed a yoga and relaxation session led by local Yoga Teacher Jacqui Robinson and 14 people registered for our Carers’ Passport Discount Card that will give them access to savings in shops, restaurants and other Hertfordshire businesses that have an offer as part of the service.
Alex Daar, our Projects Officer, said: “It was great to see so many people at this event. Carers told me they are really looking forward to meeting up with other carers locally instead of having to go to other towns. We are now looking into a venue and when to hold the meetings and plan to hold the first regularly monthly meeting before mid-July. We will share details by post, email and our website and social media accounts.”
Barbara, who cares for a couple of family members with various health conditions, said: “I find the support offered by Carers in Hertfordshire invaluable and if I need advice there is someone to talk to. The event was useful and I found out about the Carers Breaks service. It will be good to have a local support group as you can pick up tips and information by being amongst other carers.”
A parent carer said: “It was a good event and it will be helpful to have a support group for people caring for a relative or friend in the area.”
The Borehamwood Hub is the fourteenth group that we are setting up through the Caring Communities Project thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund. We plan to have 16 hubs in Hertfordshire by 2019 so that carers have local networks of support.
To find out more about the free support we provide carers or to seek advice or information please call 01992 58 69 69 or email us at