HertsHelp are a network of community organisations in Hertfordshire working together to listen and help you find independent support, guidance and information you need to get the most out of life.
Telephone: 0300 123 4044
Transport for Older People and Disabled People
There are a number of options for transportation within Hertfordshire, for more information and access to services please visit the Hertfordshire County Council website.
East Herts Community Transport
East Herts Community Transport is a project of the CVS for Broxbourne and East Herts, aiming to facilitate community transport in the district. This includes a Community Car Scheme, run by the CVS as well as initiatives and options of other providers: door-to-door services, car schemes, minibuses for hire as well as other services that make life easier if you are struggling to get out and about.
Telephone: 0300 123 1677
Dementia UK Admiral Nurses
Specialist Mental Health Nurses that work with family carers and people with dementia, in the community and other settings: individual/family work, Post-Diagnostic Support Groups (PDSG), and Carer’s Workshops and a local programme of Dementia Café’s.
Admiral Nursing Direct Helpline: 08452 579 406
Experienced drivers are, in general, safer than those with less experience but as we age, our health and fitness, often including our eyesight, physical condition and reaction times, begins to decline.
Recognise whether and how your driving is changing and decide what you can do to cope with these changes and find help, such as medical advice, driving assessments and training and vehicle adaptations
Hertswise - The Dementia Support Service
The Hertswise dementia service is there to support people with dementia, low-level memory loss or mild cognitive impairment as well as their friends, family and carers.
The service is provided by Age UK Hertfordshire, the Hertfordshire Independent Living Service, Herts Mind Network, Carers in Herts and other community and voluntary groups.
Telephone: 0300 123 4044
Red Cross - Mobility Aids
The British Red Cross mobility aids service provide short-term loans of wheelchairs and toilet aids in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.
Telephone: 01992 585974
Hearing Advisory Service
Patients are able to go the following places:
- The Herford Hospital every Thursday between 09:00-12:00, no appointment necessary – this is for retubing and batteries
- Hoddesdon Health Centre, High Street, EN11 9AN between 10:00-12:00 on 2nd Tuesday of each month
- Ware, Bowling Road Clinic, Bowling Road, SG12 7EF between 13:30-15:00 hours on 2nd Tuesday of each month
All the dates of their clinics where hearing aids can be retubed can be found on the following website www.hhas.org.uk. If patients need batteries they can be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to either Audiology or to Hertfordshire Hearing Advisory Service (at the above address), with a large postage stamp or two standard stamps, giving the information of size of battery.
Woodside Centre, The Commons, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4SE
Telephone: 01707 324 582
Text: 01707 375 486
Cinnamon Trust is a National Charity for elderly and terminally ill people and their pets, where the owner needs help walking their dog.
Telephone: 01736 757 900
Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.
Telephone: 0800 4 70 80 90