Find out how our Involvement service helps you be a part of developing the strategies and access of local services, including those at Carers in Hertfordshire.
Our Involvement service offers carers a voice by:
One way carers and former carers can be involved in shaping and co-producing services is by responding to consultations. We sometimes organise our own surveys and consultations or share details of those from organisations we work closely with such as Hertfordshire County Council, NHS services in Hertfordshire, Healthwatch Hertfordshire and Carers UK. Here are the current consultations and surveys:
Hertfordshire County Council consultations
Hertfordshire County Council funds independent advocacy services to ensure that the most vulnerable can have their voices heard in conversations about their care and support and to promote individual choice and control in decisions that will affect their future. The organisations currently running these advocacy services are:
The current contracts finish in June 2024 and the Council is reviewing the advocacy services available in Hertfordshire to inform future arrangements. They would like to hear from as many people as possible.
You can join the conversation about advocacy services in Hertfordshire by completing a survey and/or attending a workshop. Information about the workshops is featured at the end of the surveys.
Other Hertfordshire County Council consultations
You can find Hertfordshire County Council’s current consultations, on ALL topics on the council’s website via this link – Hertfordshire County Council Consultations.
We have a Carers Representation Group that gives carers the opportunity to discuss concerns and issues related to health and care services in Hertfordshire and their caring role and to respond to consultations about service developments.
The Group links in with Hertfordshire County Council’s Carers’ Planning and Partnership Group that monitors and discusses services and support for carers in the county. The Group meets at least four times a year and if you are interested in getting involved, please contact us to discuss.
Co-production brings professionals together with service users and carers to combine their skills, knowledge and lived experience to have their say on local services and influence how they may be delivered in the future. People work together to design, improve, review or monitor services.
In Hertfordshire there are various co-production boards, each with a specific focus, for example dementia or physical disabilities. You can find out more about Co-production in Hertfordshire on Hertfordshire County Council’s website.