List of Support Groups in the area:
For advice on financial matters, benefits, housing, legal matters and rights.
What are Community Navigators?
There are over 12,000 different voluntary and community groups in Hertfordshire, all helping people with non-clinical and/or self-help needs. GPs and social workers can’t possibly know about all of them and that means vulnerable and anxious people may not be able to access them.
Community Navigators will facilitate people to find the help they need, and will help to build sustainable relationships between individuals and these organisations that can help them.
The programme is commissioned and jointly funded by NHS Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group and Hertfordshire County Council.
How does it work?
Community Navigators help people to establish sustainable relationships with the services and organisations in their community that can help them; enabling them to feel more supported in their community, and thus less likely to access health professionals for non-clinical needs. GPs, along with health and social care professionals and voluntary sector organisations can refer people to the scheme.
Herts Help is there to provide support to patients who need help navigating the vast array of community and voluntary organisations available in Hertfordshire.
If you need help and don’t know where to turn you can contact HertsHelp.
Needs will be listened to and with your permission, HertsHelp will telephone services and make arrangements on your behalf.
Or they can put you in touch with organisations that can help. HertsHelp will then call you to make sure that you have found the help you need.
We do regular in-house carers association clinics . Ask at reception for details about these. It might be worth contacting any of the signposting groups such as Herts Help, Our Community Navigators or The Citizens Advice Bureau for further advice on who may be able to help you. See under support groups for details