Membership

You are warmly invited to become a Member of our organisation and support us into the future.

Many of you will of course feel you are already members of Herefordshire Carers Support, having registered with us as a Carer. And of course we have aimed to keep you in touch with everything ‘Carer’ in the county!

We are now offering a formal Membership to encourage Carers (and other supporters) to take part in how Herefordshire Carers Support is run, to bring diversity of opinion, raise our profile, give us a stronger voice in the local and national community and improve how we are democratically run.

We have recently updated our constitution to include new classes of Membership to achieve this as follows:

Full Member

All Carers in Herefordshire over the age of 16 can apply to become a Full Member of Herefordshire Carers Support and offers a way for you to become involved.

  • Membership is free.
  • You will be notified of and can attend all General Meetings
  • Your participation will help make sure Carers are making decisions about how Herefordshire Carers Support works for Carers
  • Your voice can shape Herefordshire Carers Support for the future
  • Your votes will elect Trustees to run the organisation
  • You can propose and vote on resolutions
  • You can be nominated for election as a trustee

Associate Member

If you are not a Carer but support the objects and activities of Herefordshire Carers Support, you can become an Associate Member.

  • Membership is free.
  • You will be notified of all General Meetings
  • You can attend and speak at meetings, but not vote.
  • You can be nominated for election as a trustee

Affiliate Member

If you are a group or organisation working with or for carers, you can become an Affiliated Member.

  • Membership is free.
  • You will be notified of all General Meetings
  • You can attend and speak at meetings, but not vote.

Apply for Herefordshire Carers Support membership at any time using our online forms and our next Board of Trustees meeting will consider your application for approval. This will not be unreasonably withheld.

As a member you will have a maximum liability for any Herefordshire Carers Support debts (if any) of £10, up to a year after your membership ceases.

It is important to note that being a member does not entitle you to special treatment or access to services and support. All our services will remain available to all Carers in Herefordshire regardless.

A copy of our Articles of Association (our constitution) is available on request.