As an unpaid carer, you can get help from us to make life a little easier.
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Get help from us
We work with Carers in Hertfordshire to make sure carers are looked after.
You can fill in a quick form to tell us, Carers in Hertfordshire and your GP that you are a carer.
You can also ask us for a carers assessment – we’ll have a chat with you to understand your day-to-day life as a carer and we'll work out what we can do to help you. This might include carer breaks, free training or direct payments.
You can have an assessment on your own, or with the person you care for.
See our Carer's Assessment guidance for more information
After an assessment, we'll tell you if we can help.
If your circumstances mean that we can't give you direct support, you can get help and advice from Carers in Hertfordshire.
Benefits for carers
As a carer, there are various benefits you could get to help you carry on caring and look after your own health and happiness. Take a look at:
There's more detail about other benefits on our benefits advice pages.
If you're under 18 and you look after someone in your family who is ill or disabled, or who uses drugs or alcohol, then you're a young carer.
Carers in Hertfordshire has a Young Carers Service to support you and your family.