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shortlisted for national award

A partnership project to find Hertfordshire and west Essex’s army of ‘undercover carers’ and offer them the support they need to look after friends and family has been shortlisted for a prestigious ‘Health Service Journal’ award.

Winners of the ‘Support for carers’ category will be announced on Wednesday 21 November at a ceremony in London.

Tim Anfilogoff, Head of Community Resilience for Herts Valleys NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), who leads on carers’ improvement work across the Hertfordshire and west Essex area, said: “Carers make up 10 per cent of the population of Hertfordshire and west Essex.  They often experience real stress and ill health as a result of not getting the advice and help they need.

“Often the help carers need is out there, but they don’t see themselves as carers, just family members getting on doing what needs doing.  Sometimes people don’t realise there is any help out there to find.  That’s why it’s so important that all the relevant agencies – health, social care and charities – work together to help them stay well and carry on caring for their loved ones.

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Issued by: Hertfordshire and West Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership