Age UK Dacorum offers support to people living in the Borough who give unpaid care to a relative, neighbour or friend, where one of them is over 50.
If you spend time caring for someone you may be feeling tired, worried, alone or frustrated and in need of some friendly, non-judgemental, practical and emotional support. Age UK Dacorum is here to help.
• Provide accurate information and guidance on a range of issues from sitting services and respite care to Adult Care Service assessments for you and the person you care for.
• Help you to secure your financial entitlements.
• Inform you about the services available to help carers and how to access them.
• Provide information about leisure and social activities.
• Provide regular emotional support phone calls.
Scheme Assistant - Jo Chan
Contact number 01442 221008 or 01442 259049 ext 208/209
Carers Support Groups
Regular meetings take place in Hemel Hempstead and Tring. Meetings are varied with activities such as gentle chair-based exercise, speakers on a wide range of issues and occasional local outings.
Hemel Hempstead Carers Group
William Crook House
Green End Lane
Every other Monday 1pm – 3pm
All carers are welcome. If it is your first meeting, please call us so we know you are coming and can make you welcome. Please let us know if you need transport.
The Hemel Hempstead carers group meets on alternate Mondays 1 pm – 3 pm.
For dates and details of activities, please call us on 01442 221008
Carers at lunch celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday..
Tring and Berkhamsted Friendship Group
The Community Lounge
Off High Street
Tring HP23 5BE
First Thursday of the month 10 am – 12 noon
If you would like to make friends, please come along to our regular friendship group and enjoy coffee and a chat. The group is open to anyone who would like to attend. If it is your first meeting, please call us so we know you’re coming and can make you welcome. We would be glad to pick you up and bring you to your first meeting.
The Tring carers group, which includes members from Berkhamsted, meets on the first Thursday of the month. The group meets at 10am until 12pm. We also arrange occasional outings to the theatre, gardens or a pub lunch. Do join us.
For dates and details of activities please phone us on 01442 221008.