We will be running our first ever exhibition called Insights by the Carers Camera Club. This celebration of their photographic work is being held at Courtyard Arts Centre in Hertford in the two weeks following Carers Week. In the first part, imagery is used to show how carers experience their role symbolically and in reality. In the second part, images show the expression of creativity that photography gives to carers.
Congratulations to the dedicated volunteers who run our Bereavement Group for reaching the finals of The Comet Community Awards. Also to a Wendy Darnell a GP Carer Champion we work with for winning the Care Worker of the Year category.
The group of 14 volunteers provide bereavement support for carers who have lost the person they cared for, and their hard work and commitment to helping others was recognised in the Valiant Volunteer category of the newspaper's awards.
We are delighted to have received yet another cheque thanks to Waitrose and John Lewis' Community Matters scheme. By donating your green token to the Carers in Hertfordshire slot at your local branch of Waitrose or Place to Eat restaurant in John Lewis you have raised thousands of pounds for unpaid carers across the county.
Carers queued up for discounts in shops, restaurants and local services when the hugely successful Carers’ Passport was launched in North Hertfordshire on 30 May. This is the latest area to benefit from the popular Carers’ Passport Discount Card which offers unpaid carers savings when they show their photo ID card in shops and when using local services.
If you missed our great launch event for the Carers in Hertfordshire Passport, here's a video taken at the launch of the event, for you to enjoy.