Carers in Hertfordshire often works with carers to respond to local and national consultations and campaigns relevant to carers and caring. We also hold events with representatives from health, care and community organisations in Hertfordshire so they can provide updates about services, answer carers' questions, or seek their views and experiences on services or planned changes. Among the organisations we invite to these events are Hertfordshire County Council, NHS Trusts responsible for local hospitals or health services as well as Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and East and North Herts CCG.
In the download area below you can find out our consultation responses and minutes following information events with local health and care service representatives. Among the information is:
- A presentation about Hertfordshire County Council Supported Accommodation Strategy 2017 - 2017, minutes and responses to a Q&A session about accommodation in Hertfordshire.
We also carry out our own consultations such as one with carers to find out about the caring situation in Hertfordshire. The State of Caring in Hertfordshire Survey was carried out between January and March 2018 and 1,434 carers responded.
You can find out more about the responses on our State of Caring in Hertfordshire 2018 Survey Findings page and the three survey report documents below:
• pdf Carers’ Health and Wellbeing (340 KB) ;
• pdf Caring and Finances (701 KB) ; and
• pdf Caring and Working (677 KB) .
Current consultation opportunities
Hertfordshire County Council seeks views on how residents want it to spend Council Tax money
Hertfordshire County Council is inviting residents to share their views about how money from their council tax should be spent next year. The feedback will help the Council shape its services and decide the priorities for its budget for the 2020/21 year from April 2020. Residents can learn more and have a say by completing an online survey at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/budgetsurvey by 15th December 2019. The Council will then set its budget at a county council meeting on 25th February 2020.
Non-emergency patient transport Survey
The East of England Ambulance service took over the contract for non-emergency patient transport from Essex-based Private Ambulance Service in October 2018. Non-emergency patient transport is provided to people who are frail or need specialist assistance to and from appointments at hospitals, treatment centres and other similar health facilities.
The contract was awarded by Bedfordshire, Luton and Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Healthwatch Hertfordshire is now conducting a short survey investigating people’s experiences of using the current service and wants to hear from people who have used non-emergency patient transport in the last year.
It wants to find out what works well, what could be better, and whether there have been any differences or changes in the service over the last year.
You can take the short survey via this link - survey – and responses are needed by Friday 17th January 2020. If you would like the survey in a different format, please contact 01707 275278.