There are several Carers in Hertfordshire support groups in the County. Having the time and space to talk to other people who look after someone and understand what you are going through can help you feel less isolated, gather useful information and have some time to yourself to relax and chat.
Carers in Hertfordshire have a group in The Baptist Church, Centre Twyford Road, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 3LJ. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 10.30am in the The Baptist Church, Centre Twyford Road, Bishops, Stortford, CM23 3LJ. There are speakers, coffee and friendly get together chat. If you are interested to learn more contact them on the email or website addresses above or their phone number.
Caring with Confidence:
These are free training courses for carers, covering all aspects of caring, including dealing with stress and emotions, balancing caring with a life of your own and maximising your income whilst caring. There are special courses for those caring for people with dementia.
Not only are these courses practical and informative, they are a great place to meet others in the same situation as you, where you can share experiences.
Learning and leisure:
Various learning and leisure opportunities are regularly offered in Bishops Stortford, but suggestions for specific courses are welcomed either directly, or via the Bishops Stortford Hub.
Young people who help look after someone in their family and take on responsibilities normally handled by an adult. Carers in Hertfordshire’s Young Carers Service supports carers, aged 8-18, and their families to make sure their caring responsibilities don’t stop them from having the same opportunities, and a social life, that other young people enjoy.
Having a voice:
Carers in Hertfordshire run local and county events and forums where you can have your say on local services, what’s working and what needs improving and give your views to decision makers in Health and Social Care. Coming together makes the voice of carers stronger and helps make real changes to services.