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 carers' views about its SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) information, advice and support service
Hertfordshire County Council is seeking peoples’ views about a new and improved way to deliver information, advice and support to young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their families.
The consultation is open until Sunday 14th June 2020 and comes as a Council contract with KIDS Hub to provide SEND information-based services ends in October 2020.
Opportunities being considered include:
• A phone line open Monday-Friday between 9.30am and 3.30pm, except on bank holidays;
• Bookable sessions to speak with an advisor over the phone or by video call using applications such as WhatsApp; and
• Workshops online or across Hertfordshire.
People can find out more and take the consultation via the Council website – survey link here.
If you need the consultation in a different format such as easy read or braille, or cannot access it online, please call 01438 843936 or email
Carers invited to complete State of Caring Survey 2020
National carers charity Carers UK is calling for people providing unpaid care to someone who is elderly, has a physical or learning disability, or is ill, to complete its 2020 State of Caring Survey. Responses will help Carers UK identify issues affecting carers and in campaigning to Government or others for change. You can learn more or get the link to the Survey at www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/state-of-caring-survey-2020. Unpaid carers have until Sunday 17th May 2020 to complete the survey.