John Ley, who started the petition, spoke to BBC Three Counties Radio at just after 8am on Monday 4th January.
Hertfordshire County Council have offered their guidance on care home visits from the perspective of both carers and care homes.
Carers in Hertfordshire wants to encourage carers to become more involved in the planning and delivery of services for people with physical disabilities and sensory disabilities.
Carers in Hertfordshire wants to encourage carers to become more involved in the planning and delivery of services for older people.
Here’s what the icon for the camera can look like on an Android devices*:
Here’s what the icon for the camera looks like on an Apple device*:
*As with all the icons in this guide, they may differ on your device depending on which version of software it is using. However, the general image depicted should look similar with similar shapes used in it.
We are looking for a photo of your face, which is much easier to take when using the camera that faces you as you look at the screen. If your phone does not have one of these, it may be easier to ask someone to take the photo for you.
Depending on which mode you last used the device’s camera in, the camera may be pointing outwards when you open the app, as below.
To switch to the camera pointed at your face, click the ‘switch camera’ button. In the above example, this button is at the bottom of the screen with two arrows forming a circle around a smaller circle. Here are two more examples of what the button may look like:
Once you can see your face on the camera, it’s time to take the photo! We ask that the photo is a clear, up to date, head and shoulders shot that is front facing the camera, with no hats, sunglasses, filters or emojis. This will be on your Passport Card for at least the next three years, so you may choose to be even more picky than us!
The button to take the photo is usually a grey circle centrally below the camera display, found between the ‘switch camera’ button and ‘gallery’ button. Here it is on Android and Apple devices:
From left to right on an Android device: ‘Switch camera’ button, ‘take photo’ button and ‘gallery’ (previous photos) button.
From top to bottom on an Apple device: ‘Switch camera’ button, ‘take photo’ button and ‘gallery’ (previous photos) button.
Once you’ve taken a picture of yourself that you are happy with, press the ‘gallery’ button to open the photo. While the picture is showing, there should be a button to share it. On an Android device, this looks like a triangle of dots with two lines nearly making a triangle (shown in red circle in the below images).
On an Apple device, this looks like a square with an upward arrow intersecting it (shown in red circle below).
Pressing the ‘share’ button should bring up the available applications for the photo to be shared on. Choose whichever email application you use. Gmail is the standard option on Android devices, whereas Mail is the included application on Apple devices. You may choose to use a different app though – like Outlook.
The email application may appear at different places on the list of suggested apps depending on which apps you most regularly use (or have most recently used). Here’s what the standard email icons look like on different devices:
On an Android device, the Gmail app shows as a white envelope with red edges in a white circle, as above.
On an Apple device, the Mail app shows as a white envelope in a blue square, as above.
Once you have selected your email application, your photo will automatically be attached to a blank email. Send the email, along with your name and date of birth, to . On an Android device, the completed email should end up looking something like below. Note that the picture shows at the bottom of the email to prove that it is attached. The send button is circled in red.
On Apple devices, it should look very similar - although the send button (circled in red below) is slightly different.
Hertfordshire County Council has shared some answers to frequently asked questions on Direct Payments.
We have now made resources from our Carers Week sessions with Adult Care Services available online.
A number of calls have been made by people pretending to be from Hertfordshire Age UK.
We know that there is a lot of information circulating online and offline about the COVID-19 pandemic and it can be hard to know what is accurate and what to trust. People are being reminded to be mindful of fake information and news, particularly at the moment, and we have some tips from the Government about what to look out for.