Community of People

Advice & non-financial help in Harpenden

Carers In Herts

Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline

Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline is a confidential, free, support and signposting service for anyone affected by domestic abuse

Dementia Fun Clubs: Activities for People with Dementia
CrossRoads Care
Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North provides support for unpaid family carers and the people they care for in Hertfordshire. Their service is available in the towns and villages of North Herts, Stevenage, Welwyn, Hatfield, Dacorum, St Albans, East Herts and Broxbourne. They provide flexible packages of help and support to carers and their families in the home and in the community.

Citizens' Advice Bureau

Harpenden Seniors Forum

St Albans & District  Foodbank


Is there to help people improve their relationships. Services include Relationship Counselling, young persons or Family Counselling, and Sexual Therapy to help build a better relationship. Also telephone counselling.
01727 858126

Luton, South Beds and Harpenden Samaritans
If something's troubling you, get in touch:
01582 720666 (local call charges apply)
National telephone: 116 123 (this number is free to call)
Text Line:  07725 909090
Email Samaritans:
Visit our branch: Samaritans, Luton, 33 Cardiff Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 1PP (between 10.00am - 10.00pm)
Provide an advocacy service for disabled/vulnerable people.
0300 4562370

Shopmobility is a scheme which provides battery powered scooters and manual wheelchairs to help people who have limited mobility to get to around St Albans. You don't have to be registered disabled or elderly. The service is usually free, but donations are very welcome.The St Albans Shopmobility office is located on the ground floor entrance of the Drovers Way
car park (off Catherine Street behind BHS).

For details of registering or to make an advance booking.
01727 819339

Victim Support is the national charity giving free support to victims of crime in England and Wales, their family and friends.
Hertfordshire helpline: 0300 3030 165
10.30am - 6.30pm, Mon to Friday, 10am - 4pm Sun

Electors who are unable to vote in person may have
their name entered onto the ‘Postal Voters’ list. Contact
the Electoral Registration Officer at St Albans District
Council. 01727 819294

Harpenden Helping Hand
Harpenden Helping Hand is a Charity founded in 1971. Their volunteers provide help to anyone living in Harpenden who needs a ‘helping hand’ whatever their age and whatever their circumstances. 

Volunteers are able to drive people to local hospitals, doctors’ and dental surgeries and opticians when taking public transport or a taxi would be difficult. All they ask is as much notice as possible, and a small donation to the charity for the help received. They can also help by taking people who have difficulty shopping alone to the shops or, if they are housebound, by undertaking their shopping for them. Volunteers can befriend the housebound or offer respite to a carer.

Harpenden Trust

The Harpenden Trust knows that many people living on their own would welcome more regular contact. That’s why it has helpers who will call round for a chat and perhaps a cup of tea.