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Support to Local Clubs

The Society provides support to local clubs for blind and partially sighted people and a specialist social centre for the blind in Hemel Hempstead. Details of this centre can be found on the Hemel Centre page.

The clubs are spread over the whole County so there will be one near to you or to someone you know who would enjoy some fun and companionship. All provide valuable social contact and support to visually impaired people in their area

Clubs are run and maintained via the tireless dedication of volunteers. They are always looking to add to their numbers, not only new members who are always welcome, but also people with a little time and kindness to spare to help run such a valuable service to an appreciative group of people.

Lists of Local Clubs and Information

A set of Local Information Sheets have been produced. The information has been split into four regions detailed below, along with the link to the relevant sheet:-

Link Last Updated Region Covered
Area Information Sheet 1 - East April 2016 Bishop Stortford, Hertford, Potters Bar, Sawbridgeworth, Waltham Cross, Saffron Walden, Broxbourne and Harlow
Area Information Sheet 2 - Central January 2016 Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, St Albans and Barnet
Area Information Sheet 3 - North January 2017 Letchworth, Royston, Stevenage, Hitchin and Baldock
Area Information Sheet 4 - West November 2016 Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Rickmansworth, Borehamwood and Berkhamstead

A contact list for the clubs in the area has also been produced and this can be viewed via the link below:-

Herts Help

This the new network of community organisations working together to help people find the practical support, guidance and information they need to get the most out of life.

There are lots of excellent sources of information in Hertfordshire but the overall picture about the sort of help people can get from the thousands of voluntary organisations and the hundreds of public sector organisations can be complicated. Herts Help was set up to help make sure all providers were networked together with a common understanding of how they should work to ensure people get the quickest and best informed response they can with extra help in making use of the information/advice if they need it.

The aim of Herts Help is to get people the help they need as quickly and as simply as possible by:

  • Running a single phone number to help you find your way around the support that may be available
  • Keeping excellent up-to-date information and sharing it through our network
  • Working together through the network to make sure the quality of our service is high and continues to improve
  • Listening to what you need and helping you find it
  • Making sure people get the information in the way that is most accessible to them, and, if they need it, someone to help them understand the information and use it.

Herts Help is a group of 130 plus charities working in partnership with Herts County Council and the NHS to help people stay well and active in their communities. We know that people are more likely to stay independent if they get the right information and advice about the help that may be available. Some people need extra help to use that information and advice which is why advocacy is also part of what the network guarantees.

To contact Herts Help, telephone: 0300 123 4044; e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or look on the website: www.hertsdirect.org/hertshelp.

Watford Social Centre for the Blind

The club meets in the Irene Milton Hall in Cross Street, near the centre of the town, and it provides support and social contact for blind or partially sighted people who live in Watford and the surrounding areas.

Help and advice can be provided about equipment and gadgets and the many activities and events provide an opportunity for people to enjoy the company of others in the friendly atmosphere of this flourishing club.

If you, or anyone you know, would like to come to the Centre, please contact the following:-

Jenny Marsh
2 Ash Close,
Abbots Langley
Herts WD5 0DN
07932 - 746181

Details of activities at the Watford Centre can be determined via the following link:-

 

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