If you're caring for someone over the holiday period our festive tips factsheet may be helpful as it features details of our opening times, useful numbers and suggestions as to how to make the holiday season less stressful.
With the snap General Election approaching, unpaid carers are being given the opportunity to hear from and question the Welwyn Hatfield candidates at a hustings event we have organised.
Carers UK, one of the national carers’ charities, has published a manifesto for carers calling on all political parties to commit to improving the lives of the UK’s 6.5 million unpaid carers. We are also identifying carers’ questions and priorities to put to Hertfordshire’s parliamentary candidates.
Fraud is now one of the most common crimes in the UK with a total of £1.2 billion stolen by criminals last year. Hertfordshire Police has given us some key tips to share with carers and the vulnerable people they support to help them be vigilant and protect their personal and financial information and money.
This year’s Carers Rights Day takes place on Thursday 21st November 2019 and the theme is ‘Helping carers find their way’. We are holding two events on the day for carers to find out about their rights and local health and community services available to support them.
Hertfordshire County Council is calling on the county’s residents to have their say on how the money from their council tax is spent by completing a survey by 15th December 2019.
We’re delighted that the Mayor of Hertford for 2019/2020 Cllr Rosemary Bolton has chosen Carers in Hertfordshire as one of the charities she is supporting whilst Mayor.