This one day course will explore the challenges of recruiting, retaining and managing volunteers and is ideal for staff and volunteers who have this responsibility as part, or all, of their role



Level 3 Award in Education and Training courses in September 2017

HCF Training and Development (formerly HTDC) is pleased to announce the following Level 3 Award in Education and Training courses:

West Herts College,  Hemel Hempstead, Tuesdays – starting 26th September  2017

Hertford Regional College          Broxbourne         Starts: Tuesday 26th September

Oaklands College, St Albans, Wednesdays  –  starting 27th September 2017

 Information about the course and the application form are attached.  Please ensure that you read the information thoroughly and that you complete all sections of the form fully (please type your application) – it is particularly important to clarify your organisation’s eligibility for the funding from Hertfordshire County Council and provide information about your teaching role (to adults) in Hertfordshire.

This is subsidised training and is only available for those who train the workforce providing adult social care. There is a limit of 2 places per organisation for the Award places in the current financial year (to end March 2018). Additional candidates will be put onto a waiting list.

Please note that due to the cost of Level 3 Award, the contribution made by organisations is £90 for paid staff and £45 for volunteers, payable in advance to secure your place on the course.

You should also be aware that the providers require all candidates we put forward to pass a diagnostic test to ensure that their literacy is at least Level 2 and IT skills are good enough to cope with the demands of the course. We will be adhering to tight booking procedures and applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you intend to submit an application, please e-mail with your completed form and payment.  Your place will only be confirmed once we have all this in place.

We would also ask that you clarify your suitability for this course with your Line Manager, as your organisation is liable to incur full costs of the course if you fail to complete the course (completion means assignments and portfolio as well as attendance).  Unfortunately, we have recently had to impose these charges & are keen to avoid this wherever possible.  We would therefore urge you to consider your suitability for this course in order not to incur such costs.

01707 251351 – –


Arise Hatfield Funding

Arise Hatfield supports community groups and initiatives within Hatfield, with funding of up to £1000. So whether you’re looking to launch a new idea or just improve the services you currently offer – we can help!

For further information click Arise A4 Poster Feb 2017

Dementia Friends meeting Thursday 13th July 2017, 3.30pm

Dementia Friends is a national initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society which aims to improve people’s understanding of dementia and its effects.

Come along and learn a little bit more about dementia by attending an information session delivered by a Dementia Friends Champion, find out what you can do to help create a more dementia friendly community  – from assisting  someone to find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia.

Please click Dementia Talk Poster 13.07.2017 for more details

Welwyn Hatfield Interfaith Group presents

What’s its like to be a Baha”?  For more information please click on the link below

Welwyn Hatfield interfaith group

WHCVS Training Courses 2017/18

Below you will find full details of training courses being offered by WHCVS for 2017/18, places are secured  only with payment.

For a booking form please click bookingFORM

Mayor’s Banquet & Ball – 10th March 2018

Mayor’s Charity Banquet & Ball to be held at Homestead Court Hotel, Homestead Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4LX on Saturday 10th March 2018, 6.00pm for 7.00pm

Welcome Drink, Three Course Dinner, Coffee

 All proceeds will go towards the Mayor’s Charity Appeal

Sally Houghton, The Mayor’s Office, Council Offices, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6AE

Email: 01707 357419

Peartree Fun Day, Woodhall Community Centre, WGC -15 July 2017

Peartree Fun Day brings the community together to celebrate the summer and offer family fun for everyone. This will include:

*Children’s entertainment

* Live performances from e.g. local primary schools or rhythmic gymnastic club

* Sport activities in a portable mobile stadium

* Bouncy castle

* Raffle 

* Food and refreshments


First Point Consultants Training courses

For further information please contact

Hertfordshire Libraries Scam Awareness Roadshows

Libraries across Hertfordshire are hosting Scam Awareness Roadshows to help prevent local people being scammed

Scams come in many forms:
•emails, on Facebook, by post, by phone, by text or in person at your door.
•Beware vitamin and herbal remedy scams involving cold calls. If in doubt talk to your doctor or social worker.
•Say NO to anyone who turns up at your home uninvited. Call 101 to report a suspicious cold caller to the police or 999 if they won’t take no for an answer.
•Only deal with callers by appointment and always ask for ID. Don’t buy anything at the door.
•Beware of any junk mail you didn’t sign up for. The most common scam letters are fake lotteries, prize draws, sweepstakes and clairvoyants.
•Beware of unexpected phone calls – always check a caller is who they say they are.
•Never tell anyone your PIN number or passwords.
•Beware of calling premium rate telephone numbers such as 090 or 070 or international numbers.

Have a look on our pages to see what’s on offer and where roadshows are taking place.