Local Services

A list of services for the community of Hertfordshire

Hertshelp

If there are individuals within your community that need help and don’t know where to turn, HertsHelp can be contacted.

HertsHelp will listen to what the individual needs and, if the individual would like them to, to telephone people and make arrangements on their behalf. Or HertsHelp can put them in touch with organisations that can help and will then call them to make sure that the individual has found the help they need.

Herts Help can be contacted in the following ways (Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm):

Email – info@hertshelp.net
Telephone – 0300 123 4044
Text hertshelp to 81025
Website – https://www.hertshelp.net/hertshelp.aspx/
By Post – HertsHelp, Hertlands House, Primett Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 3EE

Hertswise

Provides support to those, and the families or carers of those, with low level support needs who have early memory loss or live with dementia. The website supplies useful information and you can find numerous resources below:

Hertswise and Hertfordshire LPC have provided a flyer for community pharmacies to simplify the Social Care Signposting to Partnership Organisations across Hertfordshire with one contact phone number (HertsHelp on 0300 123 4044).

Health in Herts

Information about Local Hertfordshire services related to health and well-being services available through Hertfordshire County Council are available here. 

Information on patient weight management and diet referrals can be found here.

Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System (ICS)

Hertfordshire Health Walks

A variety of free, directed walks to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits. Please take a look at your local walk programmes – Find Hertfordshire Health Walks to find a walk that suits you.

To book your walks call on 01992 555888, between 9-11.30am and 2-3pm, Monday-Friday. To attend or book a Health Walk, you must be a registered walker. If you are new and would to like to join a walk please register as a new walker.

Hertfordshire Independent Living Service

A charitable social enterprise that provides meals-on-wheels, health and wellbeing, and community services for older people to help them stay happy, healthy, and independent at home for as long as possible.

Established in 2007 with the support of Hertfordshire County Council, HILS is the largest not-for-profit meals on wheels service in the UK.

To find out more check out their website.

Healthy Hub - Welwyn Hatfield

Check out Healthy Hub website – here to help you stay healthy and well.

It is everyone’s one stop shop, connecting you to local health and wellbeing events, news and support services.

The Welwyn Hatfield Healthy Hub uses the Five Ways to Wellbeing to help connect residents to the vibrant Welwyn Hatfield health and wellbeing community and provide an easy to use tool to help develop healthy habits.

Fancy a game of bowls or badminton, or maybe try your hand at archery or Scottish Dancing? Or maybe you’re interested in acupuncture, counselling or volunteering. Have a browse around the website and you’ll find information on activities, classes, sessions, therapies, consultations and news and events all happening in the local area.

Local Antibiotic Formulary

Local Antibiotic Formulary

To help contractors achieve domain one (Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) criterion) of the PQS 2020-21 Part 2 which requires all patient facing staff to have an awareness of the local antibiotic formulary we have sought clarification on the local guidelines in Hertfordshire.

The local antibiotic formulary is the same across Hertfordshire (both East and North Herts and Herts Valleys CCGs) and is available on the following weblink.

You can also download an app that outlines the full Hertfordshire antibiotic formulary in an easily accessible format.

NightLight Crisis Service

Provides a listening ear, emotional support, advice and information for those in a crisis and facing distress. The service is for adults over 18 years of age in Hertfordshire.  Find out more including how to contact the service here.

Shape Up this September

If you are thinking about weight management and would like some free support to help you on your journey, join one of Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust’s 12-week programmes – for men aged 18-65 with a BMI of 30+.

The Shape Up team host the course in eight different locations, including Welwyn, Ware, Hitchin and Watford. The course has been designed to educate participants about good and increasing physical activity in a manageable and effective way. Register your interest now by visiting Shape Up Herts or emailing rhys.ratcliffe@watfordfc.com.

Wellbeing & Mental Health

HPFT wellbeing service offers free and confidential talking therapy and practical support for Herts residents experiencing a whole host of mental health problems. Accessible for those over 16 years of age, registered with a GP in Hertfordshire or professionals who wish to make a referral.  Find out more here.

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