Elderly Care

Herts Help

Telephone: 0300 123 4044

Website: www.hertshelp.net

Email: info@hertshelp.net

Hertfordshire Adult Social Services

There are a number of Social services available to adults across Hertfordshire, for more information and who to contact please visit the Hertfordshire County Council Website.

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

Website: www.redcross.org.uk

Hearing Advisory Service (a service run by an outside organisation)

As the Hertfordshire Hearing Advisory Service is experiencing increasing demand on its services it has been necessary for them to review many clinics/visits to GP Surgeries to manage their service more effectively.

It is with regret that with effect from January 2020 they ceased visiting Hanscombe House Surgery and therefore no longer provide the monthly on-site Tuesday afternoon Hearing Advisory Service Clinic.

Patients are able to go the following places:

  • The Herford Hospital every Thursday between 9am to 12 noon, no appointment necessary – this is for retubing and batteries
  • Hoddesdon Health Centre, High Street, EN11 9AN between 10am to 12 noon on 2nd Tuesday of each month
  • Ware, Bowling Road Clinic, Bowling Road, SG12 7EF between 13:30 to 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

Fax: 01707 390 644

Text: 01707 375 486

Email: info@hhas.org.uk

Dementia

Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.

Telephone: 0800 888 6678

Website: www.dementiauk.org

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 

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk/hertfordshire

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

Twitter: @EastHertsCT

Website: drivenbythecommunity.org.uk

Email: communitycar@cvsbeh.org.uk

Silver Line

Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 0800 4708 090

Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk

Age UK

Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.

Telephone: 0800 169 2081

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk