Useful Local Services
Below you’ll find some useful local services contact details or websites. Some Local Authority areas have provided more specific localised information as well.
Services for Young People
This is part of Hertfordshire County Council and provides youth work projects, information, advice, guidance, work-related learning and wider support for young people in Hertfordshire.
Services that work together in support of families who need extra help, Available to all Hertfordshire families with children under 18 (or 25 if they have a learning need or disability). Can help with issues such as parenting, mental and physical health problems, drug or alcohol dependency, domestic abuse, school related concerns, debt problems, risk of homelessness.
Herts with Ukraine
This website aims to be a ‘one stop’ resource, to support the amazing local response of individuals and groups to the growing refugee crisis created by the Russian invasion.
Healthy Hubs Hertfordshire
The Healthy Hub website has links to all of the healthy hubs which can help people find services or activities specifically in their area. This links to other things such as HertsHelp, Health in Herts, NHS Live Well etc. The hubs also signpost to their social media accounts so follow those which have a lot of local information about activities or programmes and are regularly updated.
A network of community organisations in Hertfordshire working together.
Just Talk Herts
This contains wellbeing self-help information, downloadable resources e.g. top tips for parents leaflet, as well as details of the mental health support available for families in Hertfordshire. There are also 2 e-learning modules on there based around the five ways to wellbeing – one for primary school aged children, and one for secondary school aged children.
BeeZee Bodies help people make healthy habits towards a healthier, happier lifestyle.
Change4Life aims to ensure parents have the essential support and tools they need to make healthier choices for their families.
School nursing service
These website contain a range of useful health information:
Cooking on a Budget
A website on how to shop and cook for your family on a budget, including recipes and tips
A new website recently established for parents, containing a range of health related information:
The Hertfordshire Family Centre Service
Family Centres are available to support children, young people, their parents, families and carers through a wide range of services.
Families in Focus
Families in Focus is a Hertfordshire-based community interest company, which provides training information and therapeutic and emotional support to parents.
Carers in Herts
Carers in Herts provide support and advice to carers, they are a platform for the voice of carers.
Supporting parents to be the best they can be, to improve children’s outcomes.
KIDS deliver services to ensure disabled children from birth to 25 can learn, play, build friendships, gain confidence and improve their well-being while providing vital time, emotional and practical support to parents and siblings.
The Hertfordshire Directory offers information on a variety of services and activities for residents of Hertfordshire.
parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world. Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. On Sunday mornings, there are 2k junior parkruns for children aged four to 14.
parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.
Hertfordshire Cycling Routes
Find some local cycling routes on the Hertfordshire Cycling webpages.
Herts Health Walks
Hertfordshire has a countywide initiative of free, led walks aimed to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits.
A variety of online arts and craft activities, events, baby rhyme time and storytelling.
Online Watch Link (OWL)
Used by Hertfordshire Constabulary and local co-ordinators to communicate with thousands of watch members across the county.
NHS services that assess and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.
ADD-vance (The ADHD and Autism Trust
ADD-vance is a dedicated group of professionals, who are also parents of children affected by ADHD and/or Autism. The Trust offers support to families and help to improve the wellbeing and reduce the social isolation of these young people and their families.
Mental Health Support Service
Herts Mind – providing advice, information, referral and holistic support to people experiencing mental ill-health and drug/ alcohol difficulties.
Providing free, confidential and impartial advice and campaigning on big issues affecting people’s lives.
What’s on listing of creative events, workshops and activities for all ages across Hertfordshire.
Local authority information
Below you’ll find useful webpages for your local authority area.
Active Dacorum is a Dacorum Borough Council initiative. The areas we cover are sports and physical activity, wellbeing and arts and culture. We provide opportunities for our residents through events, sessions, activities and much more!
Three Rivers Leisure Team
Providing opportunities for children, young people and adults to be active and creative.
A project delivered across Hertford & Ware, recycling unwanted bicycles for those in need.