It’s Young Carers Awareness Day 2019 on Thursday 31st January 2019 – a day to celebrate, recognise and raise awareness about young carers in the UK. The focus this year is young carers’ mental health and to tie in with this we're calling for people to 'Walk a mile in young carers' shoes'.
As the festive season is well underway we want to send Season's Greetings to carers, our supporters, volunteers and staff. We also want to remind unpaid carers within Hertfordshire or those looking after someone in the county that we are open between Christmas and the New Year if you want information, advice or to talk to someone about your caring situation.
We are launching the final two Carer Support Hub groups supported with money from the Big Lottery Fund – one in Royston and one in Harpenden. Hubs are free groups that meet monthly and unpaid carers can drop into them to meet up with other carers, get advice about support available to them and find out about local health and care services.
Staff and customers at the Stevenage Sainsbury’s store in Magpie Crescent have chosen to support unpaid carers and countywide charity Carers in Hertfordshire as their Local Charity of the Year and we held a succesful launch for the partnership - raising £550 and supported by the Mayor of Stevenage.