Find out about key help and support available to children, young people and adults in Hertfordshire, broken down by different equality strands.
Children and young people
Care, support and learning for children and families
Our key services include adoption and fostering and how we support children in our care. You can also read about attending schools and childcare and Children’s Centres.
Find out about our ground-breaking project to change the way we work with families to transform the lives of children and young people at risk of harm.
Achievement and inclusion in schools
Read about how schools promote equality, diversity and achievement for all.
Adult social care and sensory services
Find details of help and support available to adults with care and support needs. This includes day services and activities, care services, transport for older people, mental health and dementia, money advice and benefits.
Herts Help: need help but don’t know where to turn?
HertsHelp’s free, independent service is available to everyone who lives in Hertfordshire. Qualified staff on the HertsHelp helpline will listen and support you to find the help you need and can put you in touch with organisations that can support you and your family.
Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service (HAFLS)
HAFLS runs a range of high quality courses for adults aged 19+. Their courses are low cost in order to help improve the skills and wellbeing of people living in Hertfordshire.
People with disabilities
Adults with disabilities
Get help applying for a Blue Badge, registering as disabled, travelling, and other support. Find out about Day Services.
Children and young people with disabilities
Hertfordshire’s Local Offer is the door to finding information and support available for children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) and their families.
People with sensory needs
Find out how we support children and adults with sight and/or hearing loss and their carers.
Learning Disability Partnership Board
Read about how we and other organisations in Hertfordshire work with people with learning disabilities to improve their lives.
Accessible venues for people with disabilities
Visit Disabled Go to see access guides for a range of venues across the county
Read about the help and support we and other organisations in Hertfordshire can give you if you are an unpaid carer on our carers pages.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people
Toolkit for dealing with hate crime
The LGBT partnership has produced a toolkit that offers support and advice for LGBT people who may have experienced some sort of violence, harassment or abuse. It aims to help you help yourself, know when to ask for help and where to get it.
Hertfordshire LGBT services and support guide
The Herts LGBT guide lists bars, clubs, helpful organisations and sources of information and support in and around Hertfordshire.
Trans Unite is a volunteer run, non profit organisation which helps members of the transgender and non-binary communities find local support groups, and online-only support groups too.
Religion and belief
If you are interested in the work of faith groups in Hertfordshire, read about the work of the Herts Interfaith Forum.
Other community organisations and groups
Find other local community organisations, groups and clubs that can provide information, advice and support.