Carers in Herts – making carers count www.carersinherts.org.uk
It is the leading Herts wide charity for unpaid carers looking after a range of needs including: frailty, disability, substance abuse and mental health. They organise information, consultation and promotional events, contribute to research projects, organise training courses & workshops and provide a voice for carers. Their quarterly newsletter is called Carewaves.
Carers UK – making life better for carers www.carersuk.org
Becoming a carer can be frightening and lonely. Many don’t know how or where to get help. For some it’s sudden and for others, caring creeps up unnoticed. Looking after someone can be tough, but you’re not on your own. Carers UK will listen and give expert information and advice that’s tailored to your situation, to champion your rights and support you in finding new ways to manage at home, at work, or wherever you are.
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
These replaced Primary Care Trusts on 1 April 2013. CCGs are clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area. Commissioning is about getting the best possible health outcomes for the local population, by assessing local needs, deciding priorities and strategies, and then buying services on behalf of the population from providers such as hospitals, clinics, community health bodies, etc. CCGs are responsible for the health of their entire population, and are measured by how much they improve outcomes.