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.

Family safeguarding

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

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.