The Carer Forum

 logo_forumOur Forums work by

  • Managing the flow of information and ideas
  • Acting as expert partners – learning about the bigger picture of service development
  • Working with practitioners, not against them – sharing in hard choices and sometimes acting as a critical friend
  • Prioritising issues and researching them – finding answers, not just raising questions.

The Carers Forum meets 4 times a year. Any Adult Carer who cares for another adult is welcome to attend. We are also happy to post out the agendas and notes of meeting to you if you are unable to attend in person. Key Officers from Herefordshire Council, Wye Valley NHS Trust and 2gether NHS Foundation Trust are regularly invited to attend to give progress reports.


Our Carer Forum meetings will again be held across the county and will give all Carers the opportunity to discuss the HCS Carers Charter, Herefordshire Council’s Carers Strategy, implications of the Care Act and any other carer issues as they arise.

  • 4 April, 1.30pm at Shaw Healthcare, Leadon Bank
  • 4 July, 6.45pm at Heffernan House, Widemarsh Street, Hereford (Carers in Mind)
  • 16 August, 11am at Burton Gardens Community Centre, Weobley
  • 20 November, 2pm at Sidward James Community Centre, Bodenham

For further information and/or if you would like to attend. Please contact on 01432 356068 or e-mail

You can now also join me at our online CLOSED CARER FORUM FACEBOOK page to be able to join in with discussions and find out/post interesting pieces of information.

Request notes and information from previous forums

How was your Caring role today?

We asked Carers to tell us about the “good”, “not so good”  and “how your Caring role could be improved”.  Here are some of the answers we received.

If, you would like to send us your comments for publication on the website, please forward them to

  • What has been “good” about your caring role today?
  • What has been “not so good” about your caring role today?
  • How could your “Caring Role” be improved?

Unsurprisingly, Carers took the opportunity to share their thoughts.   View Carers responses from April – June 2017.

Tell us ‘How was your caring role today?

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