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What We Do

Community Help Hertfordshire works with seven Hertfordshire-based voluntary sector infrastructure organisations to provide projects to the local community. We currently have four projects that we work on to assist those in need, especially during COVID-19.

Who We Are

Community Help Hertfordshire is being delivered in partnership with seven Hertfordshire-based voluntary sector infrastructure organisations.

These include Communities 1st, Welwyn Hatfield CVS, Community Action Dacorum, North Herts CVS, Watford & Three Rivers Trust, CDA Herts, and Broxbourne & East Herts CVS.

Funding is provided by Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group, Borough & District Councils, and Herts County Council.

Volunteers This Month

Vulnerable community members having socially distanced ‘window visits’ as part of our Compassionate Community response.

Lisa delivering shopping to Charles, a vulnerable resident, through our Compassionate Community Connector programme

Lord Lieutenant volunteering for us as a ‘Telephone Befriender’ for our Community Connector Programme

Graham, after having his fence repaired through the Compassionate Community Connector ‘Handyman’ service.

Twitter Updates

Community Festive Grants up to a maximum value of £400 are available from @hertscc for organisations and groups to hold an event that celebrates community wellbeing and togetherness over the festive period. Please email tracy.webber@hertfordshire.gov.uk for more info.

What will your children be doing during the winter holidays? If your child is receiving benefits-related free school meals, they could learn to code, get creative with clay modelling, or connect with nature at HAPpy Camps! https://sportinherts.org.uk/happy/booking/?fbclid=IwAR0fETtV4ZG5c0Kb_nM1yL6uhD17X0riDVoYFJ2lhY2N57EijENi6aNtODc
@sportinherts @hertscc

Could you host a Ukrainian family? New hosts urgently needed across Hertfordshire. Please visit: http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/ukraine for more information.

@chhertfordshire #weneedyou #hertfordshire #hostafamily

Hertfordshire Family Centre Services are having their first Baby Fair this December! Expectant parents and parents under a child of one year can attend for fun events, a chance to meet other local families, and to enjoy free refreshments.
https://www.hertsfamilycentres.org/contact/find-your-local-family-centre.aspx
@hertscc

Most young children will not have built up a natural immunity to flu this year which could mean they catch it more easily. Getting the free flu nasal spray is pain-free, safe, and effective, and help protect children and the people they meet.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/child-flu-vaccine/ @NHSuk

It's #JustTalkWeek! This year's theme is #LookBeneaththeSurface encouraging everyone not to judge others too quickly, but recognising we're all fighting our own battles. Take time to check in with others, and follow @JustTalkHerts to find out more.

Do you look after someone ill, disabled, or elderly? Join @CarersinHerts at their annual event in Hatfield tomorrow from 10:00-15:30 to meet other carers and get information to help you.

Register here: https://www.carersinherts.org.uk/carer-support/events-training/event/annual-event-for-carers/?fbclid=IwAR3A28UfBMU6bXQEDfVHN31NxO4jd8oeSzRm_qDDL6R_HwmU5MgkB7fVhTY

New free 4-week support groups are available to help #Herts children and young people ages 7+ who avoid or restrict certain foods and food groups.
https://firststepsed.co.uk/make-a-referral/

#ARFID #DisorderedEating #EatingDisorders #CYP #ChildrenYoungPeople

Could you open your home to a refugee?

@hertscc is holding an information webinar to explain to residents what it means to be a host under the Homes for Ukraine scheme. The webinar will take place on Wednesday 23rd November from 19:00-20:00.

Register: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/about-the-council/news/news-archive/could_you_open_your_home_to_a_ukrainian_refugee?fbclid=IwAR0nA9SAMAjldMwh3SJRNyFbL-mU6-ddyHY_euFW9frnAQF6mE3wq9SL4Zw

Our community gardening project #BloomingMarvellous has been selected as a cause for the Co-op Local Community Fund. When members buy selected @coopuk branded products and services, Co-op will give local causes a helping hand

Sign up here➡️ https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/70634

#ItsWhatWeDo

'With YOUth' Digital Wellbeing Service can help with emotional support, advice and info for young people aged 5-18 years, their parents and care givers.

Call or message @HertsMind
Or visit: https://buff.ly/3EzXX0x
@BfB_Labs

Have you seen a rise in your heating bills?

@hertscc have worked with their partners to develop a network of #WarmSpaces which you can use to stay warm this winter.

To find your local space, visit: http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/warmspaces

We're #hereforyou this winter! The @hertscc Here for You campaign is shining a light on services which will help residents stay safe and well this winter.
For more information, visit: http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/hereforyou @HertsHelp

Young children are particularly at risk of serious illness if they get flu. Make sure your child has had their FREE flu nasal spray and other childhood immunisations.

Find out more: http://www.nhs.uk/fluvaccine or watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAq8GOtnETw

@NHSuk @hertscc

Remember to book your COVID-19 booster online: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

Eligible: people aged 50 and over, frontline health and care staff, carers, people with weakened immune systems or who are at high risk from long-term health conditions, and people who are pregnant.

@NHSuk

Register your interest for a FREE NHS Health Check: https://surveys.hertfordshire.gov.uk/s/HealthCheckRegistration/

This is available for 40-74 year olds, and can help reduce or manage your risk of developing health conditions such as heart disease, dementia, kidney disease.

#nationalcholesterolmonth #heartuk

If you live near Hatfield, there's a weekly walk-in vaccination clinic at the Queensway Health Centre for those aged 12 and over.

For more information or other walk-in COVID vaccination clinics visit: https://bit.ly/3dzsDU2

#getjabbed #COVID19 @HWE_ICS

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