We are over the moon to have won a GSK Impact Award, which recognises excellence in charities improving health and wellbeing in their communities. We were one of 10 charities to get this national award.
We are in discussions with Hertfordshire Crossroads-South about how we can work more closely together through merging into one charity.
We would like to wish our volunteers and supporters as well as unpaid carers across the county all the best this festive period.
The Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review and Autumn Statement brought some good news with an increase in the basic state pension and a stop to some tax credit reforms, but Carers in Hertfordshire feels more must be done to support unpaid carers. To find out our reaction to the review
We are delighted to have achieved a significant milestone in our efforts to identify and support unpaid carers by issuing our 5,000th Carers’ Passport discount card.
Our Carers’ Passport is a photo ID card that gives carers access to savings in participating restaurants, shops and businesses across Hertfordshire. Since we launched it in May 2013, over 350 businesses have signed up to support it with 100’s of discounts and offers.
Carers have expressed their disappointment over the Government’s announcement to delay the introduction of the second part of the Care Act 2014, which could have eased their finances.
Ware Joggers has chosen Carers in Hertfordshire as its Charity of the Year and particularly wants to support young carers.
We’re delighted that a new partnership with Ware Joggers club will help us stride forward in raising awareness and funds.
A group of unpaid carers who enjoy photography are giving a close-up of their creativity and caring roles through their first exhibition.
Seven carers, who participate in our Carers Camera Club, have over 40 of their pictures on display in a photography exhibition at Courtyard Arts in Hertford, that is on until June 27th.