Welcome to this edition of the independent Hertfordshire Care Services Directory, which
contains information for adults looking for care or support within the County, whether you are paying for it yourself or receiving support from the council.

Staying as independent as possible is important to everybody. This Directory contains information about the care and support services available to enable you to do this when remaining at home, moving into a housing scheme with care when you need to, or within a care home or care home with nursing environment.

Your first step to accessing services is to arrange an assessment with the Health and Community Services Department of Hertfordshire County Council to establish your specific needs. It will lead to determining if you are eligible for some financial support via a Personal Budget, which allows you to buy in your own support and take control over your situation.

Alternatively, your circumstances may mean you are classed as a ‘self-funder’, with the means to pay for your care.

Support or care to remain living in your own home may be the option that suits your circumstances best. Useful checklists featuring questions to ask providers are included in this edition.