Course for Carers

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If you care for someone experiencing a mental health problem this free six-week programme is for YOU!

In the company of other unpaid carers, learn about:

Mental health and the mental health system; Dealing with challenges; Looking after your needs

Where: Henry Smith House, 3-4 Estcourt Road, Watford, Herts, WD17 2PT.

When: 6 sessions, Thursdays 31st October to 5th December 2019, 2pm to 4pm

To book a place or for details please call 01920 463663 or email jonathan.clack@rethink.org

To contact Carers in Hertfordshire call 01992 58 69 69 or learn more at www.carersinherts.org.uk

Click here to view the event flyer

Find out more about Carers in Hertfordshire by clicking on this link

Carers in Herts Involvement/Development - Mental Health/Substance Misuse Job Advert

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Carers in Hertfordshire is a well-respected, independent, carer-led charity, established in 1995. The charity works to ensure that all Hertfordshire's unpaid family carers are recognised, valued and supported in their caring role and have the opportunity for a life outside caring and can exercise a collective voice in the county. We support adult carers and young carers and provide information and support. We also arrange a variety of ways for carers to work closely and collaboratively with professional staff in a wide range of voluntary and statutory organisations to link our services and help those organisations to develop a carer friendly focus. 3 in 5 people will be an unpaid carer at some point in their life and 1 in 3 carers will have to give up work to meet the demands of caring. Although this unpaid care saves the NHS billions of pounds a year, it comes at a cost to the unpaid family carer - physically, emotionally and financially.

We have vacancies for a Carer Support Advisor, a Carer Involvement & Development Worker - Mental Health and Substance Misuse, a Registered Manager and Care Support Workers in our Crossroads Care Service.

Click this link http://www.carersinherts.org.uk/home/contact-us/employment to view the current vacancies

Increase to Charges for Social Care ePetition

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Petition by Carers in Hertfordshire

Petition Overview:

Reject the proposals to increase charges for social care for severely disabled people who are being supported to live in their own homes, either alone or with family, as we believe that such increases will impact negatively upon:

  • the quality of their lives and consequently on their health and well-being,

  • the health and well-being of their family carers leading to potential carer breakdown,

  • the sustainability of their home  placement resulting in higher costs across the health and social care system.

We note the additional monies provided by Government and raised through the social care precept but we recognise the ongoing pressure on social care budgets and welcome the announcement that a Green Paper will be published this summer 2018.  However, we consider that these proposals if enacted would cause hardship and stress to the most severely disabled people in our community and their families.  We therefore call upon the County Council to reject them.

Click on the link for more information "Increase to charges for Social Care" ePetition

This petition closes on Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Newsletter for Volunteers in Carer Support Hubs

Carers in Hertfordshire’s Newsletter for Volunteers in Carer Support Hubs
 
Please find a link  
here for the latest Carers in Hertfordshire’s Newsletter for Volunteers in Carer Support Hubs.  This will provide you with a great insight into the sort of activities unpaid family and friend carers can enjoy at a Carer Support Hub group and will keep you up-to-date with the latest developments in this Big Lottery Funded Project to develop 16 Carer Support Hubs across the County of Hertfordshire by March 2019.
 
You can go to the Carer Support Hub webpage
here to find out more about the project including the latest Hub and Peer Led list of groups across the County for carers.
 
This newsletter will be issued 3 times a year.

 

Hello, World!

Guideposts Carers Group

Speaker for September

 

Clare Cardy

personality Disorder Team

 

Date ………………Monday 26th September  2016

Time………………… 6.45pm to 9pm

At …………………Henry Smith House,

                         3-5 Estcourt Road,

                   Watford,

          Herts WD17 2PT

 

For more details phone Carole or Lin on 01923 223554

CARERS ONLY

Carers in Hertfordshire - Job Opportunities

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Carers in Hertfordshire is a well-respected, independent, carer-led charity, established in 1995, which aims to ensure that all unpaid family carers within Hertfordshire are recognised and valued, informed and supported in their caring role, have the opportunity for a life outside caring and can exercise a collective voice in the county. 

Carers in Hertfordshire:

  • support adult carers and young carers (aged 8 to 18). 
  • provide information, problem solving and support. 
  • work closely and collaboratively with professional staff in a wide range of voluntary and statutory organisations to link our services and help those organisations to develop a carer friendly focus.  

3 in 5 people will be an unpaid carer at some point in their life and 1 in 3 carers will have to give up work to meet the demands of caring.  Although this unpaid care saves the NHS billions of pounds a year, it comes at a cost to the unpaid family carer - physically, emotionally and financially.

Carers in Hertfordshire are seeking to recruit FIVE new members of staff to the following posts. Application packs for each post available for downloading below include: Application Form, Recruitment Monitoring Form, Application Guidance Notes, Job Description and Person Specification and Background Information about Carers in Hertfordshire.

Carers in Hertfordshire also have a great range of volunteer opportunities, check here for the latest vacancies.