Here is the latest information on Health and Wellbeing, Money Advice, Community Learning, Sports and Fitness sessions which are available for Hertfordshire residents to access.

Please contact the relevant organisation for further information


Dementia Friendly Swimming Lessons

Lessons are available every Thursday in Hatfield.

Swim for fun or to remain healthy in a supportive environment.
For more information, visit: better.org.uk/hatfield-swim-centre


‘Shape Up’ Free 13 Week Weight Management Course

Welwyn Hatfield residents can ‘Shape Up’ thanks to a free weight management programme run by Watford Football Club’s Community Trust in partnership with Herts County Council.

The 13-week weight loss course 

To register your interest, scan the QR code or visit www.shapeupherts.com

For further information, please email: thomas.hosier@watfordfc.com


Love Welwyn Hatfield

Want to help keep your street tidy with a group of like minded neighbours? It’s also a great way to socialise and keep fit. ⁠

We can loan you the pickers to get you picking⁠

Contact our Love WelwynHatfield project ⁠

T: 01707 274 861⁠

E: LoveWelwynHatfield@whcvs.org.uk⁠


FREE weekly Family Play & Learn sessions for families with children under 5

A great way to:

  • Access FREE information, support and advice
  • Meet new people and feel less isolated
  • Have fun with your child!

To browse upcoming events: or telephone the Family Centre on 0300 1237572


Come along! 10-2 Clubs

Do you want to meet new people, try new things, and improve your health and wellbeing?

Pottery, Painting, Quizzes, Flower Arranging and more!

Tuesdays at: Friendship House, Hatfield AL10 0BU

£8 per session | £15 with transport

10am – 2pm


Improve your balance and work on your core strength

FREE weekly sessions

Great for those who are new to regular exercise and needing guidance.

When: Every Friday 10 – 11am

Location: Methodist Church 149 Ludwick Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3PN

Cost: Free

For more information and to book,  call Suzina on: 07930 302102 or email: community@stevenagefcf.com 


Hertswise Dementia Support Groups in Welwyn Hatfield

  • Mondays 2-4pm at the United Reformed Church, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6PR
  • Fridays 2-4pm at the United Reformed Church, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6PR
  • Thursdays 1.30 – 2.30pm Friendship House, Hatfield AL10 0BU

Those living with or without diagnosis are welcome.

In December, they ran their first Carers Respite Service at Friendship House offering up to 10 clients a 4 hour free activity programme with hot lunch and their carers, 4 hours of free respite. This group will run once a month and is currently exclusive to those who attend our weekly groups.

Please contact group leader Connor for more information.

E: Welhat@hertswise.org.uk

M: 07538471383


If you (or anyone you know) needs support with mental health, please give Nightlight Crisis Helpline a call.

The helpline is open 7pm – 1am, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Nightlight Crisis Helpline provides emotional support, advice, and information to anyone who is feeling distressed.


Health Walks – Lets Strut Throughout 2024

Health Walks fantastic volunteers are supporting more than 1,500 individuals to participate in 75 free and sociable walks across the county.

So far 330 new walkers have joined since April!

Find a walk near you on Hertfordshire Health Walks. The volunteers are a friendly bunch and will welcome you with a smile!


Do you need some extra support?

NHS Healthy Start provides families with fruit, vegetables and milk worth £220 a year, plus free vitamins to help pregnant and breastfeeding women and growing children.

If you are more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four years old, and you receive certain benefits, you could be entitled to a Healthy Start prepaid card worth £4.25 per week, to spend on healthy food and milk. Previous voucher recipients must re-apply to continue getting help. Check your eligibility and apply at

www.healthystart.nhs.uk/how-to-apply


Remember F.A.S.T for the signs of a stroke

Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?

Arms – can they raise both arms and keep them there?

Speech – is it slurred?

Time – it’s time to call 999.

When stroke strikes remember to Act F.A.S.T. nhs.uk/actFAST


Disabled Children: a legal handbook

An accessible guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families in England. There are twelve chapters within the handbook on topics including: education; health; children’s services; transition into adulthood; housing; carers and welfare benefits.

The handbook is essential for families of disabled children, their advocates, professionals and practitioners in voluntary, independent or statutory services as well as lawyers, social & health care professionals, students and academics.

Read the handbook here: https://buff.ly/2XRJEiF


Samaritans

It doesn’t matter what the issue is, if you’re struggling with it – that’s what we’re here for.

Call: 116 123


Spot the Signs and Save a Life Training

A fully funded 1 hour session – designed for GP’s and Primary Care Network employees in Herts who work with adults.

The training provides an introduction to:

  • Increase awareness and knowledge
  • Make you feel more confident in spotting signs of someone feeling suicidal
  • Introduce practical steps about what actions you may take if you notice someone is distressed

Book here: https://buff.ly/2YCIS80


Protect yourself and your home

Did you know you could have your home fire safety assessed with Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service?

Learn what and what not to do in the case of an emergency.

Find out more here


SADA Domestic Abuse Drop In Service

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council would like to inform the community of a new drop-in service in Welwyn Garden City to provide support and advice to all victims, survivors and children living with domestic abuse.

For more information T: 01438 242666 | E: SADA@stevenage.gov.uk


Stay Safe While You Walk Home Alone

Strut Safe is an initiative to help anyone who feels unsafe when walking in public. With volunteers based across the UK, they are ready to take calls and stay on the line with you until you get in the door.

www.strutsafe.org

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