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Winter health

A little help through the winter period - get information and advice to help you stay healthy and warm during the colder season.

Winter health


Staying warm

 

Hertfordshire Warmer Homes Scheme

Did you know...you could be entitled to free or discounted home energy improvements through the Hertfordshire Warmer Homes Scheme?

Keeping warm can be vital for your health, especially if you:

  • have a young family member
  • are over 75
  • have a long-term health condition.

Energy efficient improvements such as insulation will not only help you stay warm through the colder months but will also reduce your energy bills.  

To find out more: 

Call: 0300 123 4044

email: info@hertshelp.net

 


Staying healthy


Winter health in Hertfordshire

Get information and advice on how you can stay healthy this winter, including getting a flu jab and stocking up on medicine.

HPFT Single Point of Access (SPA)

The Single Point of Access receives and screens all HPFT mental health services referrals in Hertfordshire and is open from 8am - 7.30pm.

Call: 0300 777 0707

email: hpft.spa@nhs.net

Hertfordshire Mind Network

The festive season can be a difficult time for people affected with mental health issues.


Hertfordshire Mind Network is an independent charitable provider of mental health services, offering support across the county to anyone over 18 who is facing a mental health problem or caring for those who are.

Find your nearest Wellbeing Centre and check the services available during the Christmas period. 

Mind in Mid Herts 

A provider of mental health services in mid Hertfordshire. Your local centres and Christmas opening hours for activities and phonelines include:

St.Albans Wellbeing Centre - open from 27 - 29 December at 10am - 4pm

Hertford Wellbeing Centre - open from 27 - 28 December at 10am - 3pm

Stevenage Wellbeing Centre - open on 27 December from 11am - 3pm


 


Older people


Age UK Hertfordshire - InTouch

InTouch is a countywide in depth telephone support service. It aims to help older people aged 50 and over to live independently in their own home for longer with increased health and wellbeing.

This is a free service where people can call or referrals can be made by statutory providers such as Adult Care Services, Hertfordshire County Council and GP Practices. Other voluntary organisations can also refer. Non-medical support is offered at times when considered most challenging, life changing and most needed. They can help by:

  • listening to your concerns
  • providing support
  • empowering you to make the right choices
  • signposting you to other suitable organisations.

Get in touch on 01992 629358 or 01992 634964

Lines are open Monday - Friday from 9am - 4pm.

 


Age UK Call in Time

They offer free friendship calls to the over 60's. Call in Time is a free telephone befriending service for matching volunteers with older people.

Call: 0800 434 6105

 

Day Centres and Luncheon Clubs  

  


Age UK National Advice Line

Age UK Advice is a free, confidential national phone service for older people, their families, friends, carers and professionals. A team of expert advisors can give you up-to-date, reliable information to help if you:

  • want to know about benefits and how to claim them
  • are worried that you can't afford to retire
  • anxious about a planned hospital stay and how to cope when you leave
  • need advice on choosing the right care home.

Call: 0800 169 2081 or 0800 055 6112

Free, independent advice is available 365 days a year from 8am - 7pm

 


Drugs and alcohol

 

There is a range of support and advice services available to anyone who:

  • needs help with a drug or alcohol problem
  • is in the process of recovering
  • is directly affected by someone else's drug or alcohol issue.

 

 


Home care and carers 

 

You can find out how to get the care and support you need including:

Carers

Find out about the help and support you can get to make life as a carer a little easier.

Carers in Herts

Carers in Herts - ensuring carers are cared for.

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Residential care

Herts Care Search can help you if you're looking for a residential place in Hertfordshire that currently have vacancies for yourself or a relative.


Wellbeing


Samaritans

The Samaritans are a national charity providing confidential support for people in Herts who are in distress 24 hours a day.

Call the freephone line on 116 123 or 01923 233 333 (local charges apply)

email: jo@samaritans.org


Big White Wall

You can join the Big White Wall anonymous online community to share your troubles anytime of the year.


Hertfordshire NightLight

Hertfordshire NightLight is an out of hours service for people in Hertfordshire who are feeling distressed or experiencing a crisis.

They'll be open throughout the Christmas period.

Call: 01923 256 391

The helpline is available from 6pm - 12am and the centre is open until 2am Friday to Monday.

 

 


JOCA - Just One Click Away

You can receive local support, guidance and a friendly ear, especially for men, 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.

For more information email: joca@welwynfc.co.uk