Are you a carer?
The term ‘carer’ should not be confused with a care-worker, or care assistant, who has a contract of employment to provide care to someone. A carer is someone who looks after a relative or friend with a disability or an illness which means they cannot manage without help. You may live with the person you care for or they might live elsewhere. You may be a full time carer or juggling a job and caring for someone. If you are a carer, there are many ways of getting support for yourself.
The Carers Information Pack is designed to give carers of mental health service users an overview of what to expect from Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and what information and support is available to you.
Additional carer information:
If you are a carer for someone who has accessed or who is accessing the Trust’s services, you may wish to join the Carer Council.