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Three Rivers Carers Webpage

Support For Carers

For information for Carer services and support, please visit Carers in Herts

You can access information about services for carers on the Hertfordshire Directory.

You can also get advice and support from Herts Help  - call them on 0300 123 4044 Monday – Friday 8am-6pm.

Herts Help – provides information on support in a crisis, support in the home (including home security and safety checks), finding the right care, funding your care, as well as help to explain a problem or look for a support service.

 

Below is information about Benefits and Concessions available to Carers within the Three Rivers District. 

Carers swim for free

We are currently providing a scheme with Hertsmere Leisure Pools in Three Rivers – Sir James Altham in South Oxhey and William Penn in Mill End.

This scheme allows a carer to use the swimming pool for free when accompanying someone who needs additional support to go swimming.

For more information please contact leisure@threerivers.gov.uk or 01923 776611 or check with the Leisure venues for more information.

Watford Borough Council’s leisure facilities offer a 40% discount to people with disabilities who have a Everyone Active Card & the centres also give the same discount to a carer.

Restrictions apply so for more information contact the centres direct.

Watersmeet

If you are attending our pantomime performance at Watersmeet then remember that carers of disabled ticket holders can go for free. We also promote this policy to all organisations who use the venue for their own performances and events.

Housing Advice

Carers can often find themselves in difficulty with their housing, either because of financial problems or because of changing needs of the person they are looking after.

The Council has just appointed a Housing Advice and Support Officer, based in the Housing Advice and Needs Team, who will advise customers with debt and other support needs in order to prevent homelessness.  The service is open to all residents irrespective of the type of housing that they have. The officer provides support with budgeting and debt management plans and can look at alternative housing options

They work closely with other agencies such as the Citizens Advice Bureau and Adult Care Services to ensure that vulnerable customers get the service that they need.

Refuse and recycling

If you are caring for a disabled or elderly person then remember that they may be entitled to an assisted bin collection. This means that our staff will collect the bin from the property, and they will not need to move the bins to the kerbside for collection. If the person you are caring for requires this service then contact the Council for more information.

We also provide discounts to residents in receipt of income support and other benefits for our bulky waste collection service. Call us for further details.

Council Tax and Housing Benefit

Our Revenues and Benefits service can advise you of your entitlements to benefits and council tax discounts. Council tax discounts may be available to properties where resident carers look after a resident member of the household and/or you or a member of your household is disabled.

Council tax reduction and housing benefit may be available when you or a member of your household in on low income.  

For more information on any of the above services call us on 01923 776611.

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