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What is CarerLinks?

Every day 6,000 people will become a carer. CarerLinks offers emotional and practical support to unpaid carers, helping them to protect their health and wellbeing and cope with their caring role. Carer advisors provide a listening ear and can link carers into services and support.

Who is a carer?

A carer is someone of any age who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend who, due to illness, a disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope without support.

Why do we need to identify carers?

Caring can be very rewarding, but also very demanding and can affect physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Many carers are trying to work, study and look after other family members in addition to their caring responsibilities. It is important to ensure carers are aware of support available as early as possible.

How CarerLinks can help?

  • By supporting carers to think about their own needs and plan action for change
  • By listening and offering a range of services and support to help carers improve their health and well being, including; 1:1 support, information, advice, advocacy and signposting
  • By offering support with applications for attendance allowance, carers allowance and blue badges
  • By working in partnership to link carers with all other sources of help and support

View our newsletters here

Talk to us in person

Come along to one of our drop in sessions and speak to our Carer Advisors to find out more – click here for details 

Emergency and Future Planning

There are many things to consider when caring for someone, however, what would you do in the event of an unforeseen emergency?

Our Emergency and Future Planning pack gives lots of information and tips to help you prepare for the unexpected.

Download emergency and future planning pack here PDF

Send a referral form to our CarerLinks team:

Our Carer Portal is now LIVE!

The Carer Portal is a new website for carers that enables you to have 24 hour access to information and support. We know that sometimes life gets a little busy when you’re a carer so the Portal is there whenever you need it. The Carer Portal is completely free to use, all you need to do is sign up and create an account.

Contact Us

Herefordshire CarerLinks

Call: 01432 663057 or email:

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  • Health & Wellbeing Workshop - Video

  • Skills for Caring Workshop - Video

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  • What is Social Prescribing? - Video

Carers Newsletter

For the latest carers news in Herefordshire, read our Summer 2023 newsletter here – Newsletter

Or you can sign up here to receive the newsletter by email:

    Please join our local Facebook group for information, advice and to chat to other carers in Herefordshire.

    Please note, you will need a Facebook account to join the group.

    Join CarerLinks Herefordshire Facebook Group

    This service is commissioned by Herefordshire Council.
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