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.
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.
Carers in Scotland that receive Carer’s Allowance are to get a boost as the benefit is being increased in line with Jobseeker’s Allowance – equivalent to an extra £8.50 a week. Now, Carers UK is calling for the Government to raise Carer’s Allowance in the rest of the UK to match changes in Scotland.
Children and young carers are to benefit from a new app that gives them information to help them in their caring role such as contacts for support and how to keep well. The Young Carers in Hertfordshire App is available for android devices via Google Play and a version for Apple devices is to be developed.
There are so many things to think about when booking a holiday - where to go, is the accommodation and venue suitable to meet your needs and requirements, travel arrangements, cost and more. We have put together a small guide with tips to help you plan a carer-friendly break.