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.
We will be running our first ever exhibition called Insights by the Carers Camera Club. This celebration of their photographic work is being held at Courtyard Arts Centre in Hertford in the two weeks following Carers Week. In the first part, imagery is used to show how carers experience their role symbolically and in reality. In the second part, images show the expression of creativity that photography gives to carers.
Congratulations to the dedicated volunteers who run our Bereavement Group for reaching the finals of The Comet Community Awards. Also to a Wendy Darnell a GP Carer Champion we work with for winning the Care Worker of the Year category.
The group of 14 volunteers provide bereavement support for carers who have lost the person they cared for, and their hard work and commitment to helping others was recognised in the Valiant Volunteer category of the newspaper's awards.