17 April, 2013
Improving support for carers
Amazon is working with Carers in Hertfordshire to develop a campaign to improve GPs’ understanding of carers and their needs.
Nationally, the number of carers is increasing significantly and reports have found that carers are likely to experience mental health problems, physical illness and injury, and financial difficulties.
Carers in Hertfordshire, based in Hertford, aims to double the number of carers it supports by 2016. GPs play an important role in identifying and referring carers and Amazon is developing a strategy to involve practices across the County.
A detailed communications and engagement plan will be delivered, for implementation during 2013-2014.
Check back for more information as the campaign plan is developed. And if you’re working with GPs or supporting carers, get in touch as we’d love to share ideas.