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Dacorum Mencap Adults Directory 2009 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Directory of services for Adults with a learning disability Dacorum Mencap Registered Charity No 212549 44B High Street, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. HP1 3AE Telephone and Fax: 01442 247675 Email: email@example.com Dacorum Mencap has endeavored to print up to date information but we cannot accept any responsibility if an organization has closed or contact information has changed. Dacorum Mencap Adults Directory 2009 How to use this directory This directory is sorted into categories by what Dacorum Mencap thinks its main service, these services are: Advice, Support and Therapy Respite care Advocacy Specific disabilities and Benefits conditions Swimming Club Carers Support Transport and Mobility Communication help Continence Day services Direct Payments Education Employment Equipment Grants Holidays Hospitals Housing and Accommodation Leisure, Recreation and Sport Local Health and Social Care Local Organisations Mencap Multicultural Organisations National Organisations Police and Legal Services Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 They are then sorted alphabetically. There is an index in the back on page 60, which is sorted in alphabetical order, which is best if you are looking for something in particular. If you see that something is incorrect, know information has changed or think of something we have missed, there is a form in the back of the directory with information on how to contact us. Page 3 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 NAME OF BRIEF DESCRIPTION PHONE EMAIL WEBSITE SERVICE ORGANISATION Provides leaflets on: Support for Adult Care Carers, Benefits for Carers, Advice All of Hertfordshire Services, Apsley 2 for Carers (legal information, Go to and Emergency Brindley Way Power of Attorney etc.) These can firstname.lastname@example.org. www.hertsdirect.org Advice, Support number: 01438 Hemel Hempstead be obtained from the Community uk then search 'Dacorum and Therapy 737400, Hemel: Herts. Leaning Disability Teams. Carers CLDT' 01442 454444, HP3 9BF can also ask for an assessment for their needs. Age Concern Dacorum run a Age Concern number of day centres and run a Dacorum, Half befriending service. They also have Local: 01442 Moon Yard http://www.ac- a handyperson scheme who will 259049, National admin@ageconcerndacor Advice, Support High Street communities.org.uk/dac do small jobs, free of charge. They Free Helpline: um.org.uk and Therapy Hemel Hempstead orum/ also provide a telephone service, 0800 00 99 66 Hertfordshire hospital discharge service and HP1 3AE carers support. BILD, (British Institute for Learning Disabilities), General information about Learning Advice, Support Campion House, 01562 723010 www.bild.org.uk Disabilities and Therapy Green Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1JL Breakspeare For parents and carers of children Advice, Support Counselling 01923 269125 or adults with learning disabilities and Therapy Service Page 4 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 British Association/ Has on-line directory of registered Advice, Support College of 0800 389 4873 www.cot.co.uk private OTs and Therapy Occupational Therapists Carers in Herts. (Dacorum), 22A email@example.com http://www.carersinhert Advice, Support High Street, Hemel Advice and information to carers 01442 253344 .uk s.org.uk/ and Therapy Hempstead HP1 3AE Challenging Behaviour Foundation, c/o Aims to improve lives and The Old conditions of people with learning Advice, Support 01634 838739 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thecbf.org.uk Courthouse, New difficulties and challenging and Therapy Road Avenue, behaviour Chatham, Kent, ME4 6BE Citizens Advice Bureau, Offer advice on a wide range of Open, by Berkhamsted, Civic subjects including Welfare appointment only, Centre Benefits, Housing, Legal Aid, on Mon, Tues, www.adviceguide.org.u Advice, Support 161 The High Financial Matters and Consumer Wed, Fri, 10am- k and Therapy Street Advice. Please make an 1pm, 01442 Berkhamsted appointment before visiting the 866930 Hertfordshire Bureau. HP4 3HD Offer advice on a wide range of Citizens Advice subjects including Welfare Open Mon, Tues, Bureau, Hemel Benefits, Housing, Legal Aid, Thurs 10am- www.adviceguide.org.u Advice, Support Hempstead: Dacre Financial Matters and Consumer 3.30pm, Fri 10am k and Therapy House, 19 Hillfield Advice. Please make an to 12.30pm, 01442 Road, HP2 4AA appointment before visiting the 213368 Bureau. Page 5 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Offer advice on a wide range of Citizens Advice subjects including Welfare By Appointment Bureau, Tring, 10 Benefits, Housing, Legal Aid, Only, Open Mon, www.adviceguide.org.u Advice, Support High Street Tring Financial Matters and Consumer Wed, Fri, 10am- k and Therapy Hertfordshire HP23 Advice. Please make an 1pm, 01442 5AH appointment before visiting the 825775 Bureau. The service aims to provide Dacorum First facilities for saving and loaning to Credit Union, 1a members who are saving. Anyone Go to Leys Road who lives or works in Dacorum can www.hertsdirect.org Advice, Support 01442 400232 email@example.com Hemel Hempstead apply for membership. Opening then search Dacorum and Therapy Hertfordshire Hours: Monday 7.00pm-8.00pm; First Credit Union HP3 9TZ Friday 12 noon-1.30pm; Saturday 9.00am-10.30am. Dacorum Dacorum Women's Aid can offer Women's Aid, Hertfordshire temporary accommodation for Sanctuary House Helpline (10am to women both with or without www.dacorumwomen.o Advice, Support PO Box 190 8pm Monday to firstname.lastname@example.org children to escape from domestic rg.uk and Therapy Hemel Hempstead Friday): 08 088 088 violence. Also see National Herts. 088 Domestic Violence Helpline HP2 4GH The Disability Information Bureau Disability provides information and advice on Go to Information a vast array of topics, including www.hertsdirect.org Advice, Support Bureau, PO Box 01438 737444 email@example.com equipment, transport, benefits, and search 'Disability and Therapy 153, Stevenage disability rights and sources of Information Bureau' SG1 2GH support. Disability Law Advice on benefits, employment Services, 39-45 Helpline: 020 7791 Advice, Support etc. with reference to disability www.dls.org.uk Cavell Street, 9800 and Therapy legislation London, E1 2BP Page 6 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Druglink Ltd., Trefoil House, Red Offers advice and information on Advice, Support Lion Lane, Hemel 01923 260733 firstname.lastname@example.org www.druglink.ltd.uk drug related issues and Therapy Hempstead, Herts., HP3 9TE Advice, Support Frank National drugs helpline 0800 776600 www.talktofrank.com and Therapy Helios Clinic, 89- 97 Camden Rd, Helios Homeopathy advice, Advice, Support 01892 577690 www.helios.co.uk Tunbridge Wells, Internet shop and list of courses and Therapy Kent TN1 2QR The people to contact if you are not Hertfordshire www.hertsdirect.org/tra happy with something you have Consumer Direct County Council dingstandards, Advice, Support bought or have paid to use. helpline: 08454 Trading www.consumerdirect.g and Therapy Anything from damaged goods to 040506 Standards ov.uk second hand cars. MALE (Men's Advice Line and Enquires), 1st A confidential helpline for any man Helpline: 0808 801 email@example.com. www.mensadviceline.or Advice, Support Floor Downstream who is or has experienced violence 0327 uk g.uk and Therapy Building, 1 London from their partners or ex-partners. Bridge, London, SE1 9BG National Debt Line, Tricorn House,51-53 Can provide telephone advice on www.nationaldebtline.c Advice, Support Hagley 0808 808 4000 handling your debts. o.uk and Therapy Road,Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 8TP Page 7 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 National Domestic Violence Helpline, Women's Aid A 24-hour freephone helpline for Federation of firstname.lastname@example.org. Advice, Support people experiencing domestic 0808 2000 247 www.womensaid.org.uk England, Head uk and Therapy violence or abuse. Office, PO BOX 391, Bristol, BS99 7WS, Patient Advice and Liaison PALS provides confidential advice Go to Service- PALS, and support for anyone using www.hertdirect.org then Advice, Support Charter House, 01707 361281 email@example.com services from West Herts. Primary search Patient Advice and Therapy Parkway, Welwyn Care Trust. and Liaison Service. Garden City, Herts. AL8 6JL Hertsreach Dacorum assists those who are challenged by drugs Turning Point and/or alcohol to help turn their Hertsreach lives around. They offer a Dacorum, Structured Day Program, Charleston House, alternative therapies to include www.turning- Advice, Support 01442 240 579 13 High Street, swimming, acupuncture, art point.co.uk and Therapy Hemel Hempstead, therapy & percussion therapy. We Hertfordshire, HP1 offer key work, counselling, a drop 3AA in advice and information service with evening appointments available. www.national-uk- Advice, Support UK Debt Line Advice on debt problems 0800 0731 7973 debtline.co.uk and Therapy This is a self advocacy group is for people with learning disabilities and runs in Hemel Hempstead. It Hemel Toni Vyse: 07956 generally meets on the last Advocacy Campaigners 307710 Monday of the month except on Bank holidays when it meets on the last Thursday of the month. Page 8 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 POhWER Advocacy Agency, Carol Provides one to one advocacy for Warren House, 551 01438 846010 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pohwer.net Advocacy people with a learning disability. Lonsdale Road, Stevenage, Herts. SG1 5DZ Benefit Enquiry Advice for sick, disabled or their 0800 882200 www.dwp.gov.uk Benefits Line carers. Carer’s Allowance Information about claiming Carer's 01253 856123 Benefits Unit Allowance Child Benefit: 0845 Child and Go to 302 1444, Tax Working Tax www.direct.gov.uk then Benefits Credit: 0845 302 Credits helpline search 'Tax Credits' 1415 Crisis Loans 0800 169 5198 Benefits Hemel (Job Centre Plus) Dacorum Borough Council Housing and This Section might be able to Council Tax provide some assistance especially Benefits, The housing.benefits@dacoru to those living in council 01442 867868 www.dacorum.gov.uk/ Benefits Benefits Section, m.gov.uk accommodation or over 65 years of Civic Centre, age. Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1HH Page 9 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Disability Living Allowance and/or To claim: form DLA1 (separate Attendance claim for under 16s), Disability 0845 712 3456 Benefits Allowance Contact and Processing Unit helpline Got to Hertfordshire Can give general benefit advice. www.hertsdirect.org/ County Council Contact should be made through Benefits and search 'benefit Benefits Advice Adult Services. advice' Herts. Co. Council www.hertsdirect.org/be Benefits Advice Benefits nefits on-line Job Centre Plus, Government 0800 055 66 88 (to Buildings, 1 Centre for information on jobs and claim benefits), www.jobcentreplus.gov. Benefits Waterhouse Street, benefits in Hemel Hempstead Hemel branch: uk Hemel Hempstead, 01442 426000 Herts. HP1 1EU Advice for anyone who has a claim Go to to benefit support, they can go Money Advice 01992 556370, www.hertsdirect.org through the details of benefits you Benefits Unit 01992 555555 then search 'Money are entitled to, and which are the Advice Unit'. best benefits for you. Tax Office, Inland Revenue, Lord They deal with tax enquires and Alexandra House, 01441 437300 or should be able to offer advice and www.hmrc.gov.uk Benefits Waterhouse Street, 0845 302 1458 assistance. Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1DJ Page 10 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 This is a Hertfordshire County Council service provided through Adult Care services. It aims to enable relatives and friends who Breakaway for look after dependent people of any Carers, Apsley 2, Go to age to take a break by arranging Brindley Way email@example.com www.hertsdirect.org for someone else to take over. 01442 454280 Carers Support Hemel Hempstead, rg then search Break Referral is by GP, voluntary Hertfordshire HP3 Away for Carers. agencies or by clients self referral. 9BF Services include Sitting (companionship and support), Sleep-in care and Host families (short stay away from home) A county-wide organisation, set up Carers in to provide information and support Hertfordshire to carers. Information is provided (County Wide), free of charge on: local practical www.carersinherts.org. The Red House, 01992 586969 Carers Support services, support groups, uk 119 Fore Street, residential and home care services, Hertford, SG14 transport, holidays, equipment for 1AX. daily living and benefits. Carers in Hertfordshire Information and support for carers (Local), 22a High west.team@carersinherts. www.carersinherts.org. in the local area. They also provide 01442 253344 Carers Support Street, Hemel org.uk uk training and support. Hempstead, HP1 3AE Carers UK, 20 Information and support for carers, Great Dover Street they also have political campaigns 020 7378 4999 firstname.lastname@example.org www.carersuk.org Carers Support London for appreciation and increasing SE1 4LX support for carers. Page 11 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Crossroads' National Helpline: 0845 450 0350, North & East Voluntary organisation offering help Hertfordshire to carers and people with care Crossroads Crossroads needs. They provide care workers (Hitchin): 01462 www.crossroads.org.uk Carers Support Caring for Carers for a specific period of time to do 455578, Hertsmere tasks carers usually carry out, to Crossroads give them much needed time off. (Borehamwood):02 08 905 1158, Stevenage Crossroads: 01438 745717 Association of Speech & Language Therapists in Independent Information on independent speech www.helpwithtalking.co Communication 01494 488306 Practice, and language therapy m help Coleheath Bottom, Speen, Princes Risborough, Bucks, HP27 0SZ Cued Speech is a method of signing for the deaf which clarifies Cued Speech the lip patterns of normal speech Association UK9 by using eight hand-shapes in four Communication Jawbone Hill, 01803 832 784 email@example.com www.cuedspeech.co.uk positions near the mouth. In this help Dartmouth, Devon, way every sound uttered looks TQ6 9RW clearly different. It can be learnt in about 20 hours. Page 12 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Herts. Interpreting & Translation Service, 48 High Covers most languages. May be a 01442 867212 or interpreting@communitya www.hertsinterpreting.o Communication Street, Hemel charge 0845 4500273 ction dacorum.org.uk rg help Hempstead, Herts., HP1 3AF Makaton Charity Makaton is a form of (The), Manor communication using speech, House, 46 London gesture and facial expression. It is Communication 01276 606760 firstname.lastname@example.org www.makaton.org Road, Blackwater, commonly used for children and help Camberley, Surrey adults with learning disabilities GU17 0AA which effect communication. Head office: 01912 Attends, 3rd Floor, 427120, PaperPak The Old Post UK Ltd (UK Office, St. Nicholas Supplier of incontinence products. email@example.com distributor): 0800 www.attends.co.uk/ Continence Street, Newcastle Referral via GP, school nurse etc. om 597 5009, upon Tyne, NE1 Deliveries number: 1RH 0845 0540532 Bladder and Bowel Provide an information service for Foundation, those with, or are caring for, those 01536 533255, SATRA Innovation info@bladderandbowelfou www.bladderandbowelf with continence problems. They Nurse Helpline: Continence ParkRockingham ndation.org oundation.org have taken over the Continence 0845 345 0165 RoadKettering, Foundation and InContact. Northants, NN16 9JH For St Albans, Go to www.wherts- Harpenden or Continence Advice on incontinence products. enquiries@herts- pct.nhs.uk and search Hemel: Harpenden Continence Advisory Service For deliveries check 'Attends' pcts.nhs.uk 'Continence Advisory Memorial Hospital Service' on 01582 711524 Page 13 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Jarman Day Centre is a Herts. Adult Care Service for adults with Adult Care Learning Disabilities who have a Services, Jarman wide variety of needs and live in Go to Day Centre, Old the Dacorum area. There is a jarman.dayservice@hertsc www.hertsdirect.org Crabtree Lane, off 01442 255903 Day services daytime programme of activities, c.gov.uk then search 'Jarman St Albans Road, both centre based and in the Day Centre' Hemel Hempstead, community, creating opportunities HP2 4EX to learn new skills and develop confidence. Earthworks, West Based in St Albans it offers day Lodge, Hill End services and training in gardening. earthworks@earthworksst www.earthworksstalban 01727 847311 Day services Lane, St Albans, May offer placements to people albans.co.uk s.co.uk AL4 0RB from Dacorum. Intensive Support Team (IST, The Orchards), Ashley An outreach support service for the Close, Off Bennetts community, no longer acts as a day www.hertspartsft.nhs.u 01442 248602 Day services End Close, service, but deals wider within k Bennetts End, Hemel Hempstead. Hemel Hempstead, HP3 8EH They provide a sheltered Sunnyside Rural agriculture-based day service for Trust, c/o Civic people who have learning Centre, 161-163 disabilities. It has centres based at info@sunnysideruraltrust. www.sunnysideruraltru 01442 863364 Day services High Street, two separate sites in the org.uk st.org.uk Berkhamsted, HP4 Berkhamsted area. Open Mon- Fri, 3HD 9am to 3pm. Referral through Community Learning Disability. Page 14 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Open Monday to Friday: 9.30am- 3.30pm. Waterside is a flexible, general purpose day care service The Waterside with education and training Go to Centre, 63 opportunities for adults with www.hertsdirect.org 01923 260092 Day services Waterside, Kings learning disabilities. It provides then search 'Waterside Langley, WD4 8HE meaningful activities to develop Centre' clients' potential and extend their range. Referral through Community Learning Disability Team. Leonard Cheshire Direct Payments www.leonard- Leonard Cheshire Support Scheme offer home visits, 01295 713250 cheshire.org/directpay Direct Payments Direct Payments advice and support with Direct ments Payments Aimhigher, University of Hertfordshire, An organisation which helps and School of mentors people into higher Continuing www.aimhigher.ac.uk/h education varying from vocational 01707 285217 firstname.lastname@example.org Education Education and ertfordshire qualifications to work based Partnerships, learning or even degree level. College Lane, Hatfield, Herts., AL10 9AB Available to those from 13-19 years old and up to 25 if they have a Connexions, G learning disability. Connexions is a www.connexions- Block, West Herts. youth service providing advice, 01442 261511, direct.com , College, Marlowes, guidance, support and personal Helpline: 080 800 www.hcs.co.uk/, Education Hemel Hempstead, development services. Information 13 2 19 www.connexions- HP1 1HQ on careers, learning, money, hertfordshire.co.uk housing, health, rights and relationships. Page 15 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Foxes Academy is a training hotel Foxes Academy and catering college for young The Esplanade people with learning disabilities. www.foxesacademy.ac. Minehead 01643 708529 Education They run a hotel which teaches its uk Somerset students different parts of the TA24 5QP hospitality business. Learndirect, 1st Offers flexible online training which Floor South, Swan is available at Pitman Training, the National: 0800 Court Waterhouse Hemel Hempstead Learndirect 101901, Hemel: www.learndirect.co.uk Education Street Hemel centre, or from any computer that 01442 867810 Hempstead HP1 has access to the internet 1DS South and West Transition Programme. Duration: Up to 2 Oaklands College, years. This is a transition Contact the college Redbourn Centre- programme for young people aged through the main email@example.com www.oaklands.ac.uk Education alongside St Luke's 16-18 with moderate learning switchboard: 01727 School difficulties to prepare for full lime 737080 education or training on a main college campus. Oaklands College currently make provision for approximately 800 students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The provision available is diverse and range from Oaklands College, support to students on mainstream St Peters Road, St courses through to highly 01727 737080 firstname.lastname@example.org www.oaklands.ac.uk Education Albans specialised programmes for students with profound and complex leaning difficulties. If you would like special guidance about these programmes please contact the college. Page 16 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 SKILL: National Bureau for Students with Advice and information on issues Disabilities, concerning further and higher 0800 328 5050 email@example.com www.skill.org.uk Education Chapter House education. 18-20 Crucifix Lane London SE1 3JW A part time programmes are West Herts. offered at Cassio (Watford) and College, Dacorum Dacorum (Hemel Hempstead) 01923 812000 or Campus, campus for adults with learning www.westherts.ac.uk Education 01923 812345. Marlowes, Hemel difficulties. A varied programme is Hempstead run over four days following the Essential Skills Award. Access Ability, www.connexions- Herts. Careers aadutyadviser@herts- hertfordshire.co.uk, or Services, Delta Careers advice for people with a careers.co.uk , go to 01462 704901 Employment House, Avenue disability up to the age of 25. firstname.lastname@example.org www.hertsdirect.org One, Letchworth, v.uk then search 'Access - SG6 2HU Ability Team' Work Solutions offers help and support to people whose situation makes it difficult for them to get Work Solutions, and keep a job. They also help Apsley Two Go to employers to implement their equal Brindley Way www.hertsdirect.org opportunities policies. However, 01442 454464 Employment Hemel Hempstead then search 'Work they can only help people who Herts. Solutions' meet Adult Care Services eligibility HP3 9BF criteria, incapacity benefit claimants and lone parents on income support. Page 17 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 British Red Cross (Medical Loans), Equipment, such as wheelchairs, 1/2 Hammer Lane, commodes, walking aids and bath 01442 260157 www.redcross.org.uk Equipment Adeyfield, Hemel equipment, for short-term loans of Hempstead, Herts. up to 6 weeks. HP2 4EU, In general most equipment can only be provided once as assessment has been completed by an Occupational Therapist or District Nurse, or by a member of Equipment Go to Adult Care Services Team. For Provided by www.hertsdirect.org further information contact either Equipment Health or Social then search 'Adult Care your G.P Surgery or Adult Care Services Services' Services team locally. This type of equipment might include hospital beds, commodes, hoists, pressure relieving and those for incontinence. Go to Health Centre, Occasionally have equipment for General Inquires: www.hertsdirect.org Hemel Hempstead: use. Referrals through GP or Equipment 01442 216062 and search 'Health Marlowes Community Nurse. Centre' Go to Occasionally have equipment for Health Centre, www.hertsdirect.org use. Referrals through GP or 01442 823600 Equipment Tring: Station Road and search 'Health Community Nurse. Centre' Page 18 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Hertfordshire Action on This service for disabled people Disability (HAD), where equipment can be viewed as General Inquires: Woodside Centre there is a permanent exhibition. An 01707 324581 The Commons email@example.com www.hadnet.com Equipment Occupational Therapist is available Wheelchair Hire: Welwyn Garden via referral from Adult Care 01707 384260 City Services. Hertfordshire AL7 4DD A wheelchair repair service. The wheelchair clinic also refers clients Millbrook to the Special Seating Clinic which Healthcare, is based at the Royal National Go to 2 Maxted Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. service@millbrookhealthc www.hertsdirect.org CourtMaxted 01442 240541 Equipment Referrals are through Community are.co.uk then search 'Millbrook RoadHemel Learning Disability Team or Healthcare' HempsteadHerts.H specialist health staff as St Peter's P2 7BL House for people with a learning disability who need a wheelchair. NHS Wheelchair Clinic, Harperbury The clinic assesses clients' needs 01923 427262 or Hospital, Harper and supplies them with a Free Phone 0800 Equipment Lane, Shenley, wheelchair if appropriate. 181067 Herts. WD7 9HQ Telephones for Telephones for the Blind provide the Blind Fund, 7 telephones for the blind residents Huntersfield Close, 01737 248032 www.tftb.org.uk Equipment of the UK and raises funds for this Reigate, Surrey, purpose. RH2 0DX Page 19 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Dacorum Community Trust, 48 High Street Gives small grants to groups and 01442 231396 firstname.lastname@example.org www.dctrust.org.uk Grants Hemel Hempstead individuals in the Dacorum area. Herts. HP1 3AF Warm Front, Eaga 0800 316 2805, Grants such as heating repairs/loft House, Archbold (call 0800 072 insulation including families with customer.response@eaga Terrace, Jesmond, 9006 for benefits www.warmfront.co.uk Grants special needs and in receipt .co.uk Newcastle Upon check to check benefits Tyne NE2 1DB entitlement) Break, 1 Montague Road, Sheringham, Holidays for adults and children 01263 822161 email@example.com www.break-charity.org Holidays Norfolk, NR26 with special care needs 8WN DISH, P.O. Box 979 Will supply a list of holiday centres 0800 181067, St Albans firstname.lastname@example.org www.dish.uk.net Holidays suitable to those with disabilities. 01727 852998 Herts. AL1 9JF Family Holiday For families on low incomes, Association, 16 referred by a welfare agent. Must info@FamilyHolidayAssoci www.familyholidayasso 020 7436 3304 Holidays Mortimer Street, have at least one child aged 3 or ation.org.uk ciation.org.uk London, W1T 3JL over. Page 20 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Foxes Academy is a training hotel Foxes Academy and catering college for young The Esplanade people with learning disabilities. www.foxesacademy.ac. Minehead They run a hotel, for the general 01643 708529 Holidays uk Somerset public, which teaches its students TA24 5QP different parts of the hospitality business. HAD (Herts. Association for the Disabled), Woodside Centre, Organise holidays and run a hotel 01707 324581 email@example.com www.hadnet.org.uk Holidays The Commons, at Clacton-on-sea. Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL7 4DD Herts. Can sometimes give grants Go to Convalescent towards convalescence, breaks www.hertsdirect.org Trust, 140 North after a period of illness, where a 01992 505886 Holidays then search 'Herts. Road, Hertford, particular need exists both for the Convalescent Trust' SG14 2BZ carer and patient. Holiday Care Service, The An information and advice resource Admin and Advice: Hawkins Suite, who also produce a guide on 0845 124 9974, www.holidaycare.org.u firstname.lastname@example.org Holidays Enham Place, suitable places for disabled people Information: 0845 k Enham Alamein, both in this country and abroad. 124 9971 Andover, SP11 6JS Livability, 50 Offers specialist accommodation Scrutton Street, and hotels in the UK for those with 020 7452 2000 email@example.com www.livability.org.uk Holidays London, EC2A disabilities. 4XQ Page 21 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Options Holidays, Greyhound Farm Not-for-profit organisation House, Barnsley, 07000 790348, firstname.lastname@example.org www.optionsholidays.c supplying supported holidays for Holidays Cirencester, 01285 740491 .uk o.uk people with learning disabilities Gloucestershire, GL7 5EF Will provide a holiday directory and Royal Mencap email@example.com. sometimes consider requests for 020 7696 5519 Holidays Society uk grants towards holidays. Tourism for All UK, c/o Vitalise, Information and support for people Shap Road with disabilities, regarding 0845 124 9974, www.tourismforall.org.u Industrial Estate, firstname.lastname@example.org Holidays accessible tourism, also respite 0845 124 9971 k Shap Road, centres Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6NZ Travel and 01442 867800, Tourism Hold general information on days Open: Mon- Fri Information, Civic out and UK holiday destinations information.centre@dacor 9.30- 5.00pm, www.dacorum.gov.uk Holidays Centre, Marlowes, and may be able to assist with um.gov.uk Saturday 10.00am- Hemel Hempstead, bookings and tickets. 1.00pm Herts. HP1 1HH Travel and 01442 823347, Tourism Hold general information on days Open: Mon- Fri Information, Tring: out and UK holiday destinations 9.30- 1.00pm, email@example.com www.dacorum.gov.uk Holidays 99 Akeman Street, and ay be able to assist with Saturday 10.00am- Tring, Herts, HP23 bookings and tickets. 1.00pm 6AA Page 22 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Vitalise, Holidays Enquiries and Information on holidays and respite Bookings, Shap care for severely disabled people. General Enquires: Road Industrial firstname.lastname@example.org www.vitalise.org.uk Holidays For more information check the 0845 345 1972 Estate, Shap Road, website or call. Kendal, Cumbria LA9 6NZ Harpenden Memorial Hospital, Carlton www.westhertshospital Local Hospital 01582 760196 Hospital Road, Harpenden, s.nhs.uk Hertfordshire, AL5 4TA Hemel Hempstead General, Hillfield 01442 213141 or www.westhertshospital Road, Hemel Local Hospital Hospital 0845 402 4331 s.nhs.uk Hempstead, HP2 4AD Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Lewsey 01582 491122 or Local Hospital www.ldh.nhs.uk Hospital Road, Luton, 0845 127 0 127 Bedfordshire, LU4 0DZ Mount Vernon Hospital, Rickmansworth Local Hospital 01923 826111 www.thh.nhs.uk Hospital Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2RN Page 23 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Howlands, Welwyn Local Hospital 01438 314 333 www.enherts-tr.nhs.uk Hospital Garden City, AL7 4HQ St Albans City Hospital, Waverley 01727 866122 or www.westhertshospital Local Hospital Hospital Road, St Albans, 0845 402 4330 s.nhs.uk AL3 5PN Watford General Hospital, Vicarage 01923 244366 or www.westhertshospital Road, Watford, Local General Hospital with A&E Hospital 0845 402 4332 s.nhs.uk Hertfordshire, WD18 0HB Adult Care These group homes are operated Services Group by HCC Adult Care Services in Homes: 139 Lawn Dacorum. The area management Housing and 1442 263504 Lane, Hemel team is located at 130 Lawn Lane. Accommodation Hempstead, HP3 Referral through Adult Care 9JF Services. Adult Care These group homes are operated Services Group by HCC Adult Care Services in Homes: 150 Dacorum. The area management Housing and 1442 256092 Jupiter Drive, team is located at 130 Lawn Lane. Accommodation Hemel Hempstead, Referral through Adult Care HP2 5NP Services. Adult Care These group homes are operated Services Group by HCC Adult Care Services in Homes: 35 Dacorum. The area management Housing and 1442 232774 Micklefield Road, team is located at 130 Lawn Lane. Accommodation Hemel Hempstead, Referral through Adult Care HP2 4PF Services. Page 24 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Aldwyck Housing Association, 6 Houghton Hall Head Office: 01582 Business Park, A Housing Association offering 869100 Customer Housing and email@example.com www.aldwyck.com Porz Avenue, some special needs housing. Service: 0845 7 Accommodation Houghton Regis, 626026 Bedfordshire, LU5 5UZ Care Choices Limited, 4 Valley Disabilities Care Register provides Court, Lower information on housing options in firstname.lastname@example.org Housing and 01223 207770 www.carechoices.co.uk Road, Croydon, Nr Hertfordshire. A nice brochure and .uk Accommodation Royston, Herts., S loads of great information. G8 0HF Dacorum Borough Council Housing Advice For information and advice about Housing and Centre, Civic housing problems and council 01442 228900 email@example.com www.dacorum.gov.uk Accommodation Centre, Marlowes, houses Hemel Hempstead, Herts., HP1 1HH A variety of accommodation units is Dacorum provided in the area, some of Borough Council, which specifically cater for people Civic Centre, with learning disabilities. The Housing and 01442 228800 www.dacorum.gov.uk Marlowes, Hemel department also works alongside Accommodation Hempstead, HP1 Housing Associations and the CLD 1HH Team through a Learning Disability Housing Forum. Dacorum Emergency Night An independent charity helping Shelter (DENS), homeless people from ages 18-65. Housing and Bury Lodge, 1 They offer a night shelter whilst 01442 262274 firstname.lastname@example.org www.dens.org,uk Accommodation Queensway, Hemel people are getting back on their Hempstead, Herts., feet and a day centre. HP1 1HT Page 25 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Available through Dacorum Go to Disabled Facilities Borough Council, these grants www.hertsdirect.org Housing and Grants for Owner enable alterations and adaptations 01442 228000 then search 'Disabled Accommodation Occupiers to be made so that the disabled facilities Grants' may continue to live at home. Hanover Property Management, 2 Housing and Seldon Hill, Hemel A Housing Association. 01442 242419 www.hanover.org.uk Accommodation Hempstead, HP2 4TN Hightown Praetorian, White Lion House Run various specialist projects in housing.services@hpcha. Housing and 70 Queensway 01442 292300 www.hpcha.org.uk the Dacorum area. org.uk Accommodation Hemel Hempstead Herts. HP2 5HD Housing Options, Housing Options is a free housing Stanelaw House advisory service for people with Sutton Lane learning disabilities, their families enquiries@housingoptions www.housingoptions.or Housing and Sutton 0845 4561497 and their supporters. They can help .org.uk g.uk Accommodation Witney discuss the different options Oxfordshire available. OX29 5RY Livability, 50 Scrutton Street, Offers specialist housing for people Housing and 020 7452 2000 email@example.com www.livability.org.uk London, EC2A with disabilities. Accommodation 4XQ MENCAP Group Home Harpenden Provides a range of care, respite Mencap Society, www.mencap.org.uk, and accommodation services for office@harpendenmencap Housing and Stairways, 19 01582 460055 www.harpendenmenca both Adults and Children. Referral .co.uk Accommodation Douglas Road, p.org.uk through social worker. Harpenden, Herts., AL5 2EN Page 26 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Paradise Warehouse Furniture Project, Collection: 01442 A furniture recycling and Furniture 263197, restoration project that can be of Warehouse, c/o Warehouse Admin firstname.lastname@example.org Housing and use to people on a limited income DBC Housing Line: 01442 om Accommodation and help them set up home etc. Dept., Paradise 241716, Training Open afternoons only. Industrial Estate, Line: 01442 Hemel Hempstead. 413194 Advice on all housing problems, 0844 515 1944 or Shelter Herts., rent, repairs etc. Mortgage arrears, 0207 505 1944 , Queensway House, email@example.com. Housing and housing benefit, illegal eviction. Freephone www.shelter.org.uk Queensway, uk Accommodation Mon, Wed, Fri, 9am to 1pm. Mon, Helpline: 0808 Hatfield, AL10 0LS Tues, Thurs 1pm to 5.30pm. 8004444 Seymore Court Sheltered Supported living from housing Housing and Housing, officers. You need to be referred by 01442 824639 Accommodation Frogmore Street, ACS or your Social Worker. Tring Shrublands Sheltered Supported living from housing Housing and Housing, 19-21 officers. You need to be referred by Accommodation Shrublands Roads, ACS or your Social Worker. Berkhamsted Sheltered housing is a service that allows people to stay independent, but with the added peace of mind Sheltered of regular visits from supported firstname.lastname@example.org www.dacorum.gov.uk/s Housing and 01442 228347 Housing housing officers and 24-hour k heltered Accommodation emergency care home. You need to be referred by ACS or your social worker. Walsingham Specialist Accommodation for For 1 Ashley close: Homes, 1 & 2 those with learning disabilities. 01442 219091, For email@example.com Housing and www.walsingham.com Ashley Close, Need to be referred by social 2 Ashley Close: m Accommodation Hemel Hempstead, services 01442 258226 Page 27 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Walsingham Specialist Accommodation for Homes, 39 those with learning disabilities. firstname.lastname@example.org Housing and 01442 251840 www.walsingham.com Adeyfield Road, Need to be referred by social m Accommodation Hemel Hempstead services Westcroft Sheltered Supported living from housing Housing, 1 officers. You need to be referred by 01442 891808 Housing Weston Road, ACS or your Social Worker. Tring Arts Education Team, The Old Artistic activities for young people Leisure, arts.education@dacorum. www.dacorum.gov.uk/a Town Hall Theatre, and adults including those with 01442 228098 Recreation and gov.uk rts/ High Street, Hemel additional needs. Sport Hempstead Berkhamsted and Social club for adults with learning Tring All Saints difficulties. Meets fortnightly on Wendy: 01442 Leisure, Gateway Club, c/o Thursdays, 7.30pm to 9.00pm, All 874438 Jean: Recreation and Dacorum Mencap, Saints Church Hall, Shrublands 01442 874613 Sport 44b High Street, Road, Berkhamsted Hemel Hempstead Dacorum Mencap Friendship A scheme linking volunteers with Leisure, Scheme, 44b High individuals to share their time and elaine.precious@dacorum www.dacorummencap. 01442 247675 Recreation and Street, Hemel interests and provide mutually mencap.org.uk org.uk Sport Hempstead, HP1 enjoyable experiences. 3AE Earthworks is a Horticultural Project for people of all abilities. Activities include heavy and light gardening, building work and Earthworks, 16 conservation. There is also a Leisure, earthworks@earthworksst www.earthworksstalban Gombars, St. contract group which does garden 01727 847311 Recreation and albans.co.uk s.co.uk Albans, AL3 5NW and conservation work for a small Sport payment. People can join Earthworks as a volunteer or as a trainee, for which there is a day charge. Page 28 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Social club for adults with learning Gateway Club difficulties. Meets fortnightly on Leisure, geoffandsarahbailey@yah 2000. Leader- Tuesdays, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, 01442 218101 Recreation and oo.co.uk Sarah Bailey Jarman Centre, Old Crabtree Lane, Sport Hemel Hempstead A riding school which provides Riding for the sessions for individuals as well as Disabled, carriage driving by arrangement. Leisure, Gaddesden Place info@gaddesdenplacerda. www.gaddesdenplacer Individual riders can arrange to join 0845 241 5309 Recreation and Stables, org.uk da.org.uk rides on Saturday or Sunday at 12 Sport Gaddesden, Near noon, or other times by Hemel Hempstead arrangement. The ROAR scheme (Recreational Opportunities Allowing Respite) takes groups of adults with Learning Disabilities out on social ROAR activities in the community and as (Recreational Leisure, a result unpaid carers receive well Liz.walker@dacorummenc www.dacorummencap. Opportunities 01442 247675 Recreation and deserved respite. The ROAR ap.org.uk org.uk Allowing Respite), Sport scheme organises a monthly Dacorum Mencap programme of activities. Most activities take place in the Dacorum area though they do sometimes go further afield. Meets at Rickmansworth Aquadrome. Severely disabled people and wheelchair users sail boats which are either operated by a simple tiller and single rope, or by Leisure, a joy stick operated by only one 0845 345 0403, Sailability email@example.com www.sailability.org Recreation and finger. Sailability, which is an 023 80604243 Sport offshoot of the Royal Yachting Association, uses trained and experienced volunteer sailors as teachers, and is available in the summer months only. Page 29 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Advises disabled and elderly people and their families on how to Thrive, The adapt their gardens and find www.carryongardening. Leisure, Geoffrey Udall gardening tools and techniques to 01189 885688 org.uk, Recreation and Centre, Beech Hill, 'Carry On Gardening' . They also www.thrive.org.uk Sport Reading, RG7 2AT support a national network of garden and horticultural projects. Leisure, www.disabilityspo National free website to be a one- www.disabilitysports.co Recreation and rts.co.uk stop resource of useful information .uk Sport The Adult Care Services Department works with the NHS, District Councils and other Adult Care statutory and voluntary agencies to Go to Services (ACS), assess, arrange and develop care www.hertsdirect.org Local Health and 01438 737400 Hertfordshire and support in the community. This and search 'Adult Care Social Care County Council covers older people, adults with Services' learning disabilities, physical disabilities and those needing sensory services. Chiropody Clinic, Go to Health Centre, NHS Treatment for the elderly and www.hertsdirect.org Local Health and Marlowes, Hemel homebound. GP can make 01442 216062 and search 'Marlowes Social Care Hempstead, HP1 referrals. Health Centre' 2HH Counselling: Offers a range of information, Sexual Health and counselling and training service to Go to Relationships, people with learning difficulties, consent.ESU@hertspartsft www.hertsparts.nhs.uk Local Health and 01923 670793 Consent, Woodside and to carers and trainers, around .nhs.uk then search Social Care Road, Abbots the issue of relationships, sexual 'CONSENT' Langley, WD5 0HT health and abuse. Page 30 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Dacorum Borough Council Civic Centre, 161-163 High Street, Local Health and 01442 228917 www.dacorum.gov.uk Offices: Berkhamsted, HP4 3HB Social Care Berkhamsted Dacorum Borough Council Civic Centre, Marlowes, Hemel firstname.lastname@example.org Local Health and 01442 228000 www.dacorum.gov.uk Offices: Hemel Hempstead HP1 1HH k Social Care Hempstead Dacorum Victoria Hall, Akeman Street, Tring, Local Health and Borough Council 01442 228951 www.dacorum.gov.uk HP23 6AA Social Care Offices: Tring These teams compromise of social workers, community nurses, assistants and other specialist staff working together to assist people with learning disabilities gain Dacorum access to both mainstream and Community specialist services in order to live Learning as independently as possible. They Go to Disability Team, email@example.com. Local Health and also work in partnership with 01442 454444 www.hertsdirect.org Apsley 2, Brindley uk Social Care specialist Day Care. Residential and search 'CLDT' Way, Hemel Services from both the statutory Hempstead, Herts., and voluntary sectors as well as HP3 9BF the Local Council Housing Departments and Housing Associations to organise suitable accommodation and appropriate care support. The community dentist offers this Hemel Hempstead: specific specialist service for those 01442 249312. with physical and for learning Tring: 01332 Local Health and Dental Care disabilities or particular health 823789 Social Care problems. Referral is through GP, Emergency: 07699 or Health Visitor or CLD Teams. 8796110 Page 31 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Harmoni Out of GP assistance outside regular Local Health and 0845 605 600 Hours GP Service surgery hours Social Care This clinic is open to anyone with a learning disability who finds it difficult to access general health Health services for any reason. It is Improvement offered either at the local Jarman Clinic, Access via Local Health and Day Centre or as a home visit. The 01442 454444 Community Social Care service provided is a full basic Learning Disability health assessment and/or the Team opportunity to talk to the Learning Disability nurses about any other issues or concern. Hearing Clinic call clinic for more information. Hearing Aid repairs Hearing are carried out at St Albans City Difficulties, Go to Hospital on Tuesdays and Hearing Aid www.hertsdirect.org Local Health and Thursdays from 11.00am to 01442 216062 Services, Marlowes then search 'Marlowes Social Care 12noon and then at Hemel Health Centre, Health Centre' Hempstead Hospital on Hemel Hempstead Wednesdays from 10.00am to 12noon. Hertfordshire Responsibility for services County Council, including schools, careers, 01438 737555 or Local Health and County Hall, Pegs www.hertsdirect.org libraries, trading standards, social 01992 555555 Social Care Lane, Hertford care etc. SG13 8DQ Hertfordshire Information about local health Local Health and Practitioner 01707 390855 www.wherts-pct.nhs.uk services etc. Social Care Services Unit Page 32 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Hospice of St Francis, Spring Garden Lane, off Local Hospice providing care for Local Health and Shootersway, 01442 869550 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stfrancis.org.uk those with life limiting illnesses. Social Care Northchurch, Berkhamsted, Herts., HP4 3GW Go to Offer help, support and advice for For Hemel ring: www.hertsdirect.org Local Health and Hospital Teams anyone going into or coming out of 01442 287170 or and search 'Hospital Social Care hospital 01442 287171 Teams' Iain Rennie Nursing service for those who are 01442 890222 or Local Health and Hospice at Home terminally ill - referral via GP or email@example.com www.irhh.org 01494 877200 Social Care Nursing Service District Nurse Intensive Support Teams provide outreach services across the County. They work with people with Intensive Support learning disabilities who also have Team (IST) for mental health needs; this includes People with behaviours that challenge. The Learning teams consist of nurses, doctors, www.hertspartsft.nhs.u Local Health and Disabilities, The 01442 248602 psychologists, administrators and a k Social Care Orchards, Ashley social worker in West Herts. Close, Hemel Referrals can be made directly to Hempstead HP3 the teams by the Community 8EH Learning Disability Team, Crisis Assessment & Treatment Team and LD Services in the Trust. Provides confidential information on a wide range of health related subjects including: - Local NHS services, common diseases and Local Health and N.H.S Direct conditions, local and national self 0845 4647 www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk Social Care help groups, how to complain about the NHS and how to maintain and improve your own health. Page 33 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 NHS East of England Health Authority, Victoria Monitors all health services in the Local Health and House, Capital 01223 597500 www.eoe.nhs.uk/ East of England Social Care Park, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5XB An O.T service for equipment and Occupational adaptations can be obtained via 01438 737400 or Local Health and Therapy Dacorum CLDT. See also 01442 454444 Social Care Equipment West Hertfordshire PCT covers West Dacorum, St Albans, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire Watford, Three Rivers and their Primary Care surrounding villages. They can give Trust, Charter you information about local health enquiries@herts- Local Health and 01707 390855 www.wherts-pct.nhs.uk House, Parkway, services, information on leading a pcts.nhs.uk Social Care Welwyn Garden healthy life, how to give up City, Hertfordshire. smoking and details about how to AL8 6JL contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service. Youth Counselling and Information Counselling and information Service, Urban service for 14- to 25 year olds. Access, Dacorum Have counsellors experienced in Go To One Stop Shop learning disability. Leaflets and www.hertsdirect.org Local Health and 01442 252868 (Connexions), advice on a range of issues and search 'Urban Social Care West Herts. including drugs, self harm, Access' College, Dacorum sexuality, relationships, college Campus, Hemel courses and depression. Hempstead, HP1 1LR Page 34 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 British Red Cross (Medical Loans), Leighton Buzzard, Provide short-term loans of Central Distribution Red Cross Centre, Local wheelchairs commodes, bedpans, Centre at Harlow: www.redcross.org.uk Unit 11, Industrial Organisations walking and bathing equipment. 01279 428569 Park, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, LUT 4AJ Guide for people who have speech, sight, hearing or dexterity Freephone 0800 Local British Telecom problems. They also have a free www.bt.co.uk 800 150 Organisations '1571' service where you can listen to your voicemail messages. Community Action Dacorum aims Community to provide a circle of support to Action Dacorum, voluntary organisations and www.dacorumcvs.org.u Local 48 High Street, community groups. Our role is to 01442 253935 firstname.lastname@example.org k Organisations Hemel Hempstead, promote and encourage all types of HP1 3AF voluntary organisations in Dacorum. Information about County Go to Councillors: Councillors is available from 'www.hertsdirect.org' Local 01992 555555 County County Hall, information centres and search 'County Organisations and libraries. Councillors' Information about Borough and Go to Councillors: Local Parish Councillors is available from 01442 228000 'www.dacorum.org.uk' Dacorum Organisations Dacorum Borough Council and search 'Councillors' Page 35 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Dacorum Borough residents on low Dacorum Card incomes are entitled to this free communications@dacoru http://www.dacorum.go Local 01442 228619 Hotline card to obtain discounts on good m.gov.uk v.uk/ Organisations and services in Dacorum. Dacorum Domestic Dacorum Family Violence Helpline Violence Helpline, (10am to 8pm Dacorum Women’s Information and confidential service Monday to Friday): Aid www.dacorumwomen.o Local to all affected by violence in the 08088 088 088, email@example.com Sanctuary House rg.uk Organisations home. National Domestic PO Box 190 Violence Helpline Hemel Hempstead (24 hrs a day): Herts. HP2 4GH 0808 2000 247 Hemel Hempstead Gazette, Hemel Hempstead Gazette is the Newspaper House, local newspaper. They report local firstname.lastname@example.org Local 01442 262311 www.hemeltoday.co.uk 39 Marlowes, news stories as well as events in .uk Organisations Hemel Hempstead, Hemel. Herts., HP1 1LH Herts. Aid (for HIV and Aids), York Provides a service for those Local House45 Baldock affected by HIV and Aids. Phone 01920 484784 email@example.com www.hertsaid.co.uk Organisations StreetWareHertford contact Mon- Fri 10am- 5pm shireSG12 9DH Page 36 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 A useful website to find out about Local Herts. Direct www.hertsdirect.org anything going on in Hertfordshire. Organisations Herts. Interpreting Can arrange language- interpreting and Translation services for organisations in Service, 48 High Hertfordshire, particularly where interpreting@communitya www.hertsinterpreting.o Local 01442 867212 Street, Hemel people do not speak English and ctiondacorum.org.uk rg Organisations Hempstead, HP1 need assistance or confidential 3AF advice. There is a charge. Hemel Hempstead: People can be referred to this Meals on Wheels, 01442 228085 service by doctors, district nurses, Borough Meals Kings Langley: Social workers, home carers, etc. If Manager: Civic 01442 228085 firstname.lastname@example.org Local they have physical or health Centre, Marlowes, Berkhamsted: v.uk Organisations problems and are unable to Hemel Hempstead, 01442 866737 prepare meals for themselves. HP1 1HH Tring: 01442 There is a charge for the meals. 228954 Meals: Frozen Meals, Dial a Deliver pre-packed frozen meals to Shopper, Lammas Berkhamsted, Tring and Hemel Road, email@example.com. www.dial-a- Local Hempstead areas on a Monday 01296 662988 Cheddington, uk shopper.co.uk Organisations afternoon. Full brochure and Leighton Buzzard, information on request. Bedfordshire,LU7 0RY Provides a wide variety of frozen foods delivered straight to the door Meals: Wiltshire www.wiltshirefarmfoods Local in one person sized portions to 0800 773 773 Farm Foods .com Organisations anywhere in the UK. Call or check website for a brochure. Page 37 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Mediation Hertfordshire, 3 A service that helps neighbours in Halsey Drive, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.mediationherts.or Local dispute. Open: Monday – Friday 01442 268044 Gadebridge, Hemel uk g.uk Organisations 9.30 am to 4 p.m. Hempstead, Herts., HP1 3SE Kings Langley Good Neighbours: These schemes provide a variety 01923 262781, of voluntary service to anyone Flamstead and Neighbourhood facing problems that they cannot Local Markyate Care: Help easily manage themselves. All are Organisations 01582 841212, slightly different in nature so it is Woodhall Farm best to make enquires first. Community Centre: 01442 250458 Neighbourhood Watch, Manned by a full time coordinator Neighbourhood to promote Neighbourhood Safety Watch Support and Neighbourhood Watch in email@example.com. Local Office, County 01442 271020 Dacorum and provide a link police.uk Organisations Police Station, between the Police and Combe Street, Neighbourhood Watches. Hemel Hempstead, Herts., HP1 1HL This is a service available to Pass: Personal people with disabilities who have Assistance already been assessed by a social Support Service worker as being eligible for direct Local (HCC), 7 Weltech 01707 321442 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hertspass.com payments. PASS will help the Organisations Centre, Ridgeway, individual recruit and employ a Welwyn Garden carer and help them manage the City, AL7 2AA direct payments system. Page 38 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Pregnancy: LIFE LIFE National and Pregnancy Hotline free-phone: Care Centre, 23a Advise and counselling about Local 0800 915 4600, www.lifecharity.org.uk High Street, Hemel pregnancy, abortion, testing etc. Organisations Hemel: 01442 Hempstead, HP1 266511 3AA 01442 426740, Registrar, For registration of Births, Open: Monday, Dacorum Register Marriages, Partnerships and Wednesday and Office Deaths, clients are requested to Thursday - 8.30am The Bury contact the office during the dacorum.registrars@herts Local to 5.00pm Queensway opening hours. All visits are by cc.gov.uk Organisations Tuesday - 8.30am Hemel Hempstead appointment only. This will ensure to 7pm Herts. that clients are seen promptly and Friday - 8.30am to HP1 1HR will avoid lengthy waiting times. 4.00pm Free Counselling service dealing Relate, The Gables with relationship problems. Open: 01442 262618, 3 St Mary's Road Monday-Thursday: 9.00am- Telephone 'Crisis' www.relatedacorum.co. Local Hemel Hempstead email@example.com 9.30pm; helpline: 01442 uk Organisations Hertfordshire Fridays: 9.00am-4.00pm; 266838 HP2 5HL Saturdays: 9.00am-12.00noon. Samaritans, (Local Branch) 45 St John's Road, A national organisation that give 24 Watford, National Helpline: hour help to anyone who needs Hertfordshire, o8457 909090 Local someone to talk to. You can firstname.lastname@example.org www.samaritans.org Address to write to Watford: 1923 Organisations contact them by phone, email or for support: Chris, 23333 face to face. P.O. Box 9090Stirling, FK8 2SA WD17 1QL Page 39 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Telephone This service means you can stop Preference getting unwanted phone calls from Service, DMA www.mpsonline.org.uk/ Local companies. 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The Court House, firstname.lastname@example.org www.victimsupportherts Local Trained volunteers based in all 01442 239 382 Dacorum Way, om .org.uk/ Organisations court centres offer emotional Hemel Hempstead support and practical information HP1 1HF about court proceedings. Page 40 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Dacorum Mencap seeks to offer social support and practical advice to people with learning difficulties, their families and carers. We also assists with the operation of school holiday play schemes and run a befriending scheme supported by Dacorum Mencap, unpaid carers. We monitor services www.dacorummencap. 44B High Street, and liaise with statutory and other admin@dacorummencap. 01442 247675 org.uk, Mencap Hemel Hempstead, voluntary bodies, working with org.uk www.mencap.org.uk HP1 3AE people who have a learning disability and their carers. We aim to keep our members informed and involved through the monthly newsletter. Dacorum Mencap also offers services in the following fields: Advocacy, Carers Support, Leisure and Recreation. Harpenden Provide support, advice, Mencap, residential, leisure and Stairways, 19 office@harpendenmencap www.harpendenmenca occupational services for people 01582 460055 Mencap Douglas Road, .co.uk p.org.uk with learning disabilities and their Harpenden, AL5 families and carers. 2EN Royal Mencap Society, National A helpline for anything to do with 0808 808111 or http://www.mencap.org. Headquarters, 123 email@example.com Mencap learning disabilities 020 7454 0454 uk/ Golden Lane, London, EC1Y 0RT Page 41 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Royal Mencap Society: Herts. and Beds District, Mencap Provides information and Community campaigns for users, carers and Development professionals. This office holds firstname.lastname@example.org 01622 678422 www.mencap.org.uk Mencap 4 East Court further contact names and contacts rg.uk South Park for all local Mencap Societies and Business Gateway Clubs. Enterprise Road Maidstone ME15 6JF St Albans Mencap, St Albans Mencap provide 103 Stanley information and support for those Avenue enquiries@stalbansmenca www.stalbansmencap.o with a learning disability and their 01727 851472 Mencap Chiswell Green p.org.uk rg.uk carers. They also offer a friendship St Albans scheme and other activities. Herts. AL2 3AQ Watford Mencap society can offer advice and support with problems as well as practical help with caring Watford Mencap, and respite. Some of their schemes The Old Town Hall provide opportunities for leisure enquiries@watfordmenca www.watfordmencap.or 105 High Street activities and play. They also have 01923 713620 Mencap p.org.uk g.uk Rickmansworth a number of residential homes, and Herts. WD3 1AN occasionally there are vacancies for adult residents. They also have charity shops in Bushey and Watford. Wills and Booklets, trusts and seminars Helpline 0808 808 www.mencap.org.uk/le Legacies: Royal Mencap available 1111 gacies Mencap Society Page 42 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 A Day centre organised by Age Concern Dacorum and meets Cinnamon Club, Tuesdays from 10.30am to Highfield 3.00pm. Fresh cooked vegetarian Community Centre meals cooked by a professional Bellgate cook. The group sits and chats, Multicultural 01442 259049 Highfield has a singsong, sometimes have Organisations Hemel Hempstead speakers, or occasionally go on Herts. outings to temples in London or HP2 5SB Luton or go shopping. Both Gujarati and Urdu are spoken at the club Day Care Centres, Age Concern, Half Age Concern run two groups for Moon Yard, High www.ageconcerndacor Multicultural the elderly within ethic communities 01442 259049 Street, Hemel um.org.uk Organisations in the area Hempstead, Herts. HP1 3AE Africans in Dacorum: 01442 389356, Bangladeshi Cultural Group: Local support groups for different 01442 253935, Local Support Multicultural minority groups in the Dacorum Caribbean Groups Organisations area. Woman's Group: 01442 211992, Club Italia: 01442 872424, Dacorum Chinese School: 01442 398565, Page 43 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Dacorum Indian Society: 01442 245672, Dacorum Thai Community: Local support groups for different Local Support 01442 405961, Multicultural minority groups in the Dacorum Groups Muslim Welfare Organisations area. Association: 01442 253935, Pakistani Women's Network: 01442 392886 WorldShapers Academy A local centre offering courses for The Community anyone in the community with email@example.com www.worldshapers.org. Multicultural Centre children's centre, groups for 01442 269804 rg.uk uk Organisations Datchet Close teenagers, and learning courses for Hemel Hempstead adults. HP2 7JX Cinema for Carers (The Cinema Card holder is entitled to 1 free Exhibitors’ ticket for a person accompanying Association Card), National them. Must be in receipt of DLA or 0845 123 1292 www.ceacard.co.uk Network House, St Organisations Attendance Allowance or Ives Way, registered blind. Card costs £5 Sandycroft, CH5 2QS A useful website if you want to fin out anything about what the National DirectGov www.direct.gov.uk government can do for you as well organisations as general advice and tips. Page 44 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Disability Law May be able to give advice on Service, 39-45 Helpline: 020 7791 National benefits, employment, etc. With firstname.lastname@example.org www.dls.org.uk Cavell Street, 9800 Organisations reference to disability legislation. London, E1 2BP National disability newspaper with relevant news articles, job adverts, www.disabilitynow.org. National Disability Now, personals section and living uk organisations section. Advice and information on Disabled Living equipment for those with National 0845 130 9177 email@example.com www.dlf.org.uk Foundation disabilities from jar openers to organisations scooters. Home Farm Trust, The Home Farm Supported living, residential care, Trust Ltd., supported employment, short National 0117 9302 600 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hft.org.uk Merchants House, breaks, advocacy, ICT training for Organisations Wapping Road, people with learning disabilities Bristol, BS1 4RW Leonard Cheshire is a campaign Leonard Cheshire group for the rights of disabled Disability 66 South people. They also provide National 020 3242 0200 info@LCDisability.org www.lcdisability.org Lambeth Road information and advice on respite Organisations London SW8 1RL care, housing services and day services. Page 45 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Medic Alert Foundation, 1 Charity providing life-saving ID National Bridge Wharf, 156 system for people with hidden 020 7833 3034 email@example.com www.medicalert.org.uk Organisations Caledonian Road, medical conditions London, N1 9UU National network of disability organisations. Also provides keys RADAR Key (small charge) for adapted toilets National 020 7250 3222 firstname.lastname@example.org www.radar.org.uk Service for disabled people. To purchase Organisations key, go to Hemel Hempstead Civic Centre and ask for Cash Office Tanni and Anni, (Speciality Specially designed adaptive Clothes), Unit 16 clothing, great for use with a National Town Yard 01538 381430 email@example.com www.tanniandanni.com wheelchair or for those with limited organisations Industrial Park movement. Leek, Staffordshire ST13 8BF Hertfordshire Constabulary , Berkhamsted: For all Police Station, 187 Hertfordshire non- Police and Legal Berkhamsted Local Police Station www.herts.police.uk High Street, emergency calls: Services Berkhamsted, 0845 33 00 222 Hertfordshire, HP4 3HB Hertfordshire Headquarters for local police. Constabulary For all Although they don't allow visits you Headquarters, Hertfordshire non- Police and Legal can call them to report crime that www.herts.police.uk Stanborough Road, emergency calls: Services doesn't need a 999 call or ask for Welwyn Garden 0845 33 00 222 information. City, Herts. Page 46 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Hertfordshire Constabulary, Hemel Hempstead: For all Police Station, Hemel Hempstead Local Police Hertfordshire non- Police and Legal www.herts.police.uk Combe Street, Station emergency calls: Services Hemel Hempstead, 0845 33 00 222 Hertfordshire, HP1 1HL Hertfordshire Constabulary, For all Tring: Police Hertfordshire non- Police and Legal Station, 63 High Tring Local Police Station www.herts.police.uk emergency calls: Services Street, Tring, 0845 33 00 222 Hertfordshire, HP23 4AB Magistrates Courts, The Court House, Dacorum www.hmcourts- Police and Legal Local Magistrates Court 01923 297500 Way, Hemel service.gov.uk Services Hempstead, Herts. HP1 1HF Adult Care Services Respite Respite care providing short breaks Care Homes, 35 for carers. Service accessed 1442 232774 Respite Care Micklefield Road, through Adult Care Services. Hemel Hempstead Adult Care Services Respite Respite care providing short breaks Care Homes, 01442 214790 or for carers. Service accessed www.caretech-uk.com Respite Care Care-Tech, Tewin 01442 214796 through Adult Care Services. Road, Hemel Hempstead Page 47 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Livability, 50 Scrutton Street, Offers respite care for people with 020 7452 2000 firstname.lastname@example.org www.livability.org.uk Respite Care London, EC2A disabilities. 4XQ Age Concern, Half Monday to Friday 9.30am to www.ageconcerndacor Moon Yard, High 4.30pm. Offers support to older Specific um.org.uk or Street, Hemel people, their carers and relatives, 01442 259049 Disabilities and www.ageconcern.org.u Hempstead, HP1 Also befriending, day care, handy Conditions k 3AE person's scheme and insurance. Al-Anon, 139 Leighton Buzzard A self-help group with local Specific enquiries@al- enquiries@al- Road, Hemel meetings for relatives and friends 0207 403 0888 Disabilities and anonuk.org.uk anonuk.org.uk Hempstead, Herts., of alcoholics Conditions HP1 1HN Alcohol: HAPAS A Counselling network for Herts., (Herts. Alcohol where free and confidential Problems Specific assistance is provided. Available Advisory 01438 718374 email@example.com www.hapas.org/ Disabilities and by appointment only: it is a service Service),30 High Conditions available to the individual, their Street, Welwyn, family and friends. Herts., AL6 9EQ Alcoholics 01904 644026 or Anonymous, PO A self-help organisation holding Specific national 24 Hour www.alcoholics- Box 110 Toft regular meetings for suffers of Disabilities and Helpline: 0845 anonymous.org.uk GreenYorkYO1 alcohol abuse. Conditions 7697 555 7NJ Allergy UK, 3 White Oak Square, Specific Advice and support to people with Allergy Helpline: London Road, firstname.lastname@example.org www.allergyuk.org disabilities and allergies 01322 619898 Swanley, Kent, conditions BR8 7AG Page 48 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Spina Bifida and can lead to physical and/or learning Hydrocephalus Helpline: 0845 450 disability. ASBAH offer advice and Specific (ASBAH), 209 7755, Regional support to children and adults, their email@example.com www.asbah.org Disabilities and Crescent Road Office number: 020 families and carers. Can also liaise Conditions New Barnet 8441 9967 with statutory agencies on their Herts. behalf. EN4 8SB Asthma UK, Queries about Summit House, 70 Specific Advice and support in coping with Asthma: 08457 01 Wilson Street firstname.lastname@example.org www.asthma.org.uk Disabilities and Asthma. 02 03, General: London Conditions 08456 03 81 43 EC2A 2DB Autism: Adepta, PentaHact, Queen Elizabeth the Three residential homes and one Queen Mother day resources centre. Based in Specific email@example.com, or Centre, Station Bricket Wood and St Albans for 01923 678523 www.adepta.org.uk Disabilities and firstname.lastname@example.org Road, Bricket adults with autism. Accredited by Conditions Wood, St Albans, NAS. Hertfordshire, AL2 3PJ Autism: Hertfordshire 01707 259701 Autistic Resource Information on the condition, local (General Centre (HARC), services and support groups. Other Specific Office)01707 support@harc- Breaks Manor websites: www.autism-society.org, www.harc-online.org.uk Disabilities and 259700 (Helpline - online.org.uk Youth and www.nas.org.uk, Conditions School term time Community Centre, www.oneworld.org/autism.uk only) Link Drive, Hatfield, Herts., AL10 8TP Page 49 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Autism: National 020 7833 2299, Specific Autistic Society, Information and helpline etc. Helpline: 0845 070 www.autism.org.uk disabilities and 393 City Road, 4004 conditions London EC1V 1NG Autism: National Autistic Society, Autism Helpline, Specific The National Advice and support for people with Helpline: 0845 070 www.nas.org.uk Disabilities and Autistic Society, Autism and their carers. 4004 Conditions 393 City Road, London, EC1V 1NG. Autism: Resources for Autism, 858 This charity provides information Specific admin@resourcesforautis www.resourcesforautis Finchley Road, and resources for people who want 020 8458 3259 Disabilities and m.org.uk m.org.uk Temple Fortune to know more about Autism Conditions London, NW11 6AB Blind: Adult Care Services- Sensory Adult Care Services have both a Section, The Specific Hearing Impaired Team and a Woodside Centre, 01707 324680 Disabilities and separate Visual Impairment Team The Commons, Conditions for those with sight problems Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4SE Provides a telephone helpline, Blind: information and patient support in Hertfordshire hospital eye clinics, clubs, and Society for the college courses and can Blind, Leahoe Specific demonstrate and supply House 01992 588145 email@example.com www.hertsblind.com Disabilities and equipment. Offer free 'clinic' at the County Hall Conditions Social Centre for the Blind, Alston Pegs Lane Road, Boxmoor, on the first Hertford Tuesday of every month, 10am to SG13 8DZ 12noon. Page 50 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 A weekly coverage of local news Blind: Talking and events on cassette or CD Newspaper, The format, free to visually impaired Specific Social Centre for firstname.lastname@example.org residents in the Dacorum area, 01442 217918 www.dtnhemel.org.uk Disabilities and the Blind, 6 Alston, k plus quarterly magazines. CD or Conditions Boxmoor, Hemel Cassettes should arrive on Hempstead Saturday mornings. Blind: Wednesday Blind Club, Social Social Club for the sight impaired. Specific Centre for the Meets alternate Wednesday 01442 257781 email@example.com Disabilities and Blind, 6 Alston Afternoons. Transport by minibus Conditions Road, Boxmoor, available Hemel Hempstead Cancer i offers information and Cancer i, Grove support to anyone to anyone HouseWaverley affected or concerned about Specific canceri@grove- RoadSt cancer. Cancer i offers a free, 01727 843401 Disabilities and house.org.uk AlbansHertfordshir confidential and community based Conditions eAL3 5QX service, that provides appropriate and timely information. Both QEII and Lister hospitals Colostomy and provide Gastroenterology Lister and QEII Specific Ileostomy Care, departments that have clinics for Switchboard: www.enherts-tr.nhs.uk Disabilities and QEII and Lister caring for Colostomy and 01438 314333 Conditions Hospitals Ileostomy. Cystic Fibrosis Specific Trust, 11 London Research, education and support 020 8464 7211 www.cftrust.org.uk disabilities and Road, Bromley, conditions Kent, BR1 1BY Page 51 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Deaf Blind UK, National Centre for Helpline number is Deafblindness, 0800 132 320 for John and Lucille Specific A range of services for those with both voice and text firstname.lastname@example.org, van Geest Place, www.deafblind.org.uk Disabilities and both sight and hearing problems. calls. Office email@example.com Cygnet Road, Conditions Number is: 01733 Hampton, 358 100 Peterborough, PE7 8FD Downs Syndrome Association, The Supports people with Downs Langdon Down Syndrome, their families and carers Helpline: 0845 230 Specific Centre, 2a and also provides information for 0372, Office info@downs- www.downs- Disabilities and Langdon professionals. For a local Helpline: 0845 230 syndrome.org.uk syndrome.org.uk Conditions Teddington, organisation, contact the national 0372 Middlesex, TW11 office. 9PS Dyslexia: British Dyslexia Association, Unit Specific 8, Bracknell Information and support for people Helpline: 0845 251 firstname.lastname@example.org. www.bdadyslexia.org.u disabilities and Beeches, Old with dyslexia. 9002 uk k conditions Bracknell Lane, Bracknell, RG12 7BW Dyspraxia Helpline: 01462 Specific Foundation, 8 Charity offering information and dyspraxia@dyspraxiafoun www.dyspraxiafoundati 454986, Admin: disabilities and West Alley, Hitchin, support dation.org.uk on.org.uk 01462 455016 conditions Herts., SG5 1EG Eating Disorders Association, 103 Information and support for those Specific Helpline: 0845 634 Prince of Wales both with an eating disorder and email@example.com www.b-eat.co.uk disabilities and 1414 Road, Norwich, their friends and carers. conditions NR1 1DW, Page 52 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Provides information and advice for Specific people with epilepsy, as well as Epilepsy Action, 0808 800 5050 firstname.lastname@example.org www.epilepsy.org.uk Disabilities and their friends, families, carers and Conditions health professionals. Epilepsy: National Society for An educational information and Epilepsy (NSE), advice service provider. Produces Helpline: 01494 Specific Chesham Lane, publications (e.g. An epilepsy 601400, Office www.epilepsynes.org.u Disabilities and Chesham St information pack costing £2.50) Number: 01494 k Conditions Peters, and provides facilities for 601300 Buckinghamshire, assessment and treatment. SL9 ORJ Aims to provide support and Fragile X information for families, the public Syndrome, Rood and professionals and to Specific End House, 6 encourage research into all 01371 875100 email@example.com www.fragilex.org.uk Disabilities and Stortford Road, aspects of the syndrome. Conditions Great Dunmow, Newsletters and a free information Essex, CM6 1DA park are available. Head Injuries Association Aims to provide an understanding Helpline: 0808 800 Specific (Headway), 4 King of head injuries and provide 2244, Office firstname.lastname@example.org www.headway.org.uk Disabilities and Edward Court, information, support and services, Number: 0115 .uk Conditions Nottingham, NG1 also details on local groups. 9240800 1EW Hearing: Adult Care Services- Have both Hearing Impaired Team Sensory Section, Go to and a separate Visual Impairment Specific The Woodside 'www.hertsdirect.org' Team for those with sight 01707 324680 Disabilities and Centre, The and search 'Sensory problems. (See "Blind" in this Conditions Common, Welwyn Services' Section). Garden City, AL7 4SE Page 53 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 A volunteer support service that offers practical help and advice on all aspects of hearing loss. There is also a Mobile Advisory Service and Hearing: a Technical Advisory Service that 01707 324582, Hertfordshire can offer guidance on hearing Thursdays Hearing Advisory doorbells, using the phone, smoke 10.00am-3.00pm Specific Service, The and fire alarms. Free 'clinic' held at Appointment www.hhas.org.uk Disabilities and Woodside Centre, the Social Centre for the Blind, 6 required 4th Conditions The Commons, Alston Road, Boxmoor, Hemel Saturday 9.30am- Welwyn Garden Hempstead on the first Tuesday of 12noon Drop in City, AL7 4SE each month, 10am to 12 noon. Also at Gable Hall, Prince Edward Street, Berkhamsted on the second Monday of each month, 10am to 12noon. Head office: 0151 Huntingdons 298 3298, Herts., Provides fact sheets and literature Disease Beds and Bucks: on many aspects of this condition, Specific Association, Contact Pam as well as advice, support and email@example.com www.hda.org.uk Disabilities and Neurosupport Blackaller, 01296 education for those with specific Conditions Centre, Liverpool, 630794, requirement. L3 8LR pblackaller@btcon nect.com MIND National Association, PO Specific A national support service for Box 277, 0845 766 0163 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mind.org.uk Disabilities and people with health problems. Manchester, M60 Conditions 3XN MIND Network, Herts., 139 Offers a range of drop-in groups, www.hertsmindnetwork Specific Leighton Buzzard email@example.com clubs and counselling services for 08444 77 22 12 .org or Disabilities and RoadHemel g those with mental health problems www.mind.org.uk Conditions HempsteadHerts.H P1 1HN Page 54 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Multiple Sclerosis www.mssociety.org.uk/ Specific Society, West Offers help and advice on MS and firstname.lastname@example.org branches/herts_and_es 01442 268 269 Disabilities and Hertfordshire use of a holiday home. m sex/west_herts/home_p Conditions Branch, age.html Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is a deficiency of National mineral salts in the bones leading Helpline: 0845 450 Specific Osteoporosis to possibility of fractures. This email@example.com, 0230, Head Office: www.nos.org.uk Disabilities and Society, website gives advice and support firstname.lastname@example.org 01761 471771 Conditions Camerton, Bath, to those living with osteoporosis BA2 0PJ and their carers. Parkinson Disease Society, Offer information about the Specific Helpline: 0808 800 email@example.com 215 Vauxhall condition and encourage research www.parkinsons.org.uk Disabilities and 0303 .uk Bridge Road, and awareness raising. Conditions London, SW1 1EJ SCOPE (National Society for Cerebral Palsy), Specific Support for people with Cerebral National Helpline: PO Box 833 firstname.lastname@example.org www.scope.org.uk Disabilities and Palsy and their carers. 0808 800 3333 Milton Keynes Conditions Bucks MK12 5NY Stroke Office Phone: 020 Association (The), Offers information and support for Specific 7566 0300, Stroke House, 240 stroke survivors, their families, email@example.com www.stroke.org.uk Disabilities and Helpline: 0845 City Road, London, carers and professionals. Conditions 3033 100 EC1V 2PR Meetings are held in Northchurch Stroke Support Social Centre, Bell Lane, Group Northchurch on alternative (Berkhamsted, Tuesdays, 10.15am to 1.30pm. Specific 01442 866615 or Tring, Bovingdon This group has lots of social Disabilities and 01442 866346 and villages), activities, outings and lunches. Conditions Social Centre, Bell They provide mental and physical Lane, North Church exercises in a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Page 55 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 SWANS Provide general advice where no Specific (Syndromes www.undiagnosed.org. name has been given to a 01922 701234 firstname.lastname@example.org Disabilities and Without A Name uk condition. Conditions Society) UNIQUE- Rare Chromosome A very helpful contact for both Specific Disorder Group, parents and professionals needing 01883 330766 email@example.com www.rarechromo.org Disabilities and PO Box 2189, more specific information on Conditions Caterham, Surrey, chromosomal abnormalities. CR3 5GN The club meets at Berkhamsted Sports Centre, Douglas Gardens, Berkhamsted on Saturdays, Beavers 5.15pm-6.15pm. It provides a firstname.lastname@example.org Swimming Club, 01442 874385 Swimming Club sheltered swimming environment m Berkhamsted for people of all ages and all types of disability including temporary disability. The club meets on Saturdays from Dolphins 5.00pm-6.00pm at Hemel Mrs. E. Rathbone Got to Swimming Club, Hempstead Sports Centre. It 01442 249662 / Mr. www.hertdirect.org then Swimming Club Sports Centre, provides a sheltered swimming I. Haseler 01442 search Dolphins Hemel Hempstead environment for people of all ages 249662 Swimming Club and all types of disability. A variety of different sports (but mainly swimming) for people with Puffin Sports Liz Fairbrother learning disabilities. They meet at email@example.com Swimming Club Club, 01442 256487 Berkhamsted Sports Centre, saturdays from 10.30 to 12.30 Go to Range of parking benefits for www.dacorum.gov.uk Blue Badge Transport and disabled people and/or their 01438 737400 or www.hertsdirect.org Scheme Mobility drivers. then search 'Blue Badge Scheme' Page 56 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Disabled people or those over 60 For a postal www.hertsdirect.org are eligible for free off-peak travel application form then search 'Bus all over the country by bus (Off- www.direct.gov.uk/buspas Transport and Bus Passes call the Civic Passes', Peak is: 9.30am until 11pm s Mobility Centre on: 01442 www.direct.gov.uk/busp Monday - Friday, and all day 867870 ass weekends and bank holidays). Offers a special needs transport Community service for the residents of Action Dacorum Dacorum Borough who are unable Community Cars, to use public transport or taxis, due 01442 253935 or transport@communityacti www.dacorumcvs.org.u Transport and 48 High to, infirmity or disability, permanent 01442 212888 ondacorum.org.uk k Mobility StreetHemel or temporary. Drivers are all HempsteadHerts.H volunteers and a charge is based P1 3AF on mileage travelled. Community Monday to Friday, 9am -1pm, 2pm Wheels, DCVS 48 -5.30pm. Provides mini bus www.dacorumcvs.org.u Transport and High Street, Hemel transport for community groups 01442 253935 k Mobility Hempstead, HP1 where other means of transport 3AF would not be possible. Volunteers offering a helping hand to residents of Markyate and Flamstead Villages. Assistance offered includes transport to hospitals, doctors, prescription collection and shopping. The Flamstead and adriannecoombs@btintern Transport and Groups' vehicle is also used to take 01582 841212 Markyate Care et.com Mobility people to the Markyate Luncheon Club and Good Companions and on trips to places of interest. Fortnightly lunch trips are organised, these trips are run by volunteer drivers and escorts. Page 57 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 An organisation offering Forum of Mobility professional, high quality Centres, The information, advice and Woodside Centre, National: 0800 559 www.mobility- assessment to individuals who Transport and The Commons, 3636 Welwyn: firstname.lastname@example.org centres.org.uk, have a medical condition or are Mobility Welwyn Garden 01707 324581 www.hadnet.org.uk recovering from an accident or City, Hertfordshire, injury which may affect their ability AL7 4DD to drive or access a motor vehicle. Dial a Ride is a door to door Membership transport service for the elderly and Number: 01923 people of any age, including 443388, Bookings children, who have difficulty Hertfordshire Dial Number: 01923 Transport and travelling due to permanent email@example.com a Ride 443388, Mobility disability or illness. Membership is Cancellations needed and users need to have a Number: 01923 mobility allowance or be eligible by 443950 age. Offer help, support and advice for Go to For Hemel ring: anyone going into or coming out of www.hertsdirect.org Transport and Hospital Teams 01442 287170 or hospital. They can help arrange and search 'Hospital Mobility 01442 287171 transport there and back. Teams' Kings Langley Good Neighbours This Association provides voluntary Association, assistance to residents of Kings "Hollybank", Transport and Langley who have needs caused 01923 262781 firstname.lastname@example.org Common Lane, Mobility by age, ill-health, disability or Kings Langley, inadequate resources. Hertfordshire, WD4 8BL Motability, An independent charity which helps Warwick House those on mobility allowance to hire Transport and Roydon Road 01279 635999 www.motability.co.uk or buy new cars or powered Mobility Harlow Essex, wheelchairs on preferential terms. CM19 5PX Page 58 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Sells keys for specially adapted Go to toilet facilities for disabled people. Dacorum Borough RADAR Key www.hertsdirect.org Transport and Dacorum Borough Council Keys Council: 01442 Service and search 'RADAR Mobility are available from the Civic Centre 228000 key service' for a charge of £2. Annual Rail Cards are available in various groups including people with a disability, young people (16 to 25 years), students, families and Transport and Rail Cards 0845 7484950 www.railcard.co.uk over 60's. A charge of approx £14 Mobility to £20 is a made for the card which then entitles you to a one-third discount on all fares. Ricability is an independent research charity that publishes Ricability, 30 practical consumer guides for Angel Gate, City Transport and disabled people. Topic covered 020 7427 2460 email@example.com www.ricability.org.uk Road, London, Mobility include car controls, easier and EC1V 2PT safer living, wheelchairs, hoists and community alarms. Shop Mobility, Go to Mon to Sat 9.30- 5pm. Provides a Level A, Marlowes www.hertsdirect.org Transport and range of wheelchairs and scooters 01442 259259 Centre Car Park, and search 'Shop Mobility on free loan to disabled shoppers. Hemel Hempstead Mobility' DISH provides names of drivers of DISH- 0800 Transport and Taxis firstname.lastname@example.org www.dish.uk.net accessible taxis. 181067 Mobility Page 59 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Index PAGE 48 Autism: Resources for NAME OF ORGANISATION Allergy UK 50 NUMBER Autism 17 Arts Education Team 28 Beavers Swimming Club, Access Ability 56 Berkhamsted Association for Spina Adult Care Services (ACS) 4, 14, 30 9 Bifida and Hydrocephalus 49 Benefit Enquiry Line (ASBAH) Adult Care Services Group Berkhamsted and Tring All Homes, Lawn Lane, Jupiter Association of Speech & 28 24 Saints Gateway Club Drive, Micklefield Road Language Therapists in Independent Practice 12 BILD, (British Institute for 4 Adult Care Services 49 Learning Disabilities) Respite Care Homes 47 Asthma UK Bladder and Bowel 13 13 Age Concern 4, 48 Attends Foundation 15 Autism: Adepta, PentaHact 49 Blind: Adult Care Aimhigher 50 Services- Sensory Section 48 Autism: HARC, Al-Anon Blind: Hertfordshire (Hertfordshire Autistic 49 50 Alcohol: HAPAS (Herts. Resource Centre) Society for the Blind Alcohol Problems Autism: Hertfordshire 51 48 Blind: Talking Newspaper Advisory Service) Autistic Resource Centre 49 48 (HARC) Blind: Wednesday Blind Alcoholics Anonymous 51 Club Autism: National Autistic 50 Aldwyck Housing 25 Society 56 Association Blue Badge Scheme Page 60 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 20 Break Challenging Behaviour Continence Advisory Foundation 5 13 Service Breakaway for Carers 11 Child and Working Tax Councillors: County 35 Breakspeare Counselling Credits helpline 9 4 Service Councillors: Dacorum 35 British Association/ Chiropody Clinic 30 College of Occupational Therapists 5 Counselling: Sexual Health Cinema for Carers (The Cinema Exhibitors’ and Relationships, British Red Cross (Medical 44 Consent 30 Association Card) Loans) 18, 35 Cinnamon Club 43 9 Crisis Loans Hemel British Telecom 35 Citizens Advice Bureau 5, 6 Crossroads Caring for 57 Carers 12 Bus Passes Colostomy and Ileostomy 51 Cued Speech Association 51 Care 12 Cancer i UK 25 Community Action Care Choices Limited Dacorum 35 Cystic Fibrosis Trust 51 Carer’s Allowance Unit 9 25 Community Action Dacorum Borough Council Dacorum Community Cars 57 Carers in Hertfordshire 11 Dacorum Borough Council Community Wheels 57 Housing Advice Centre 25 Carers in Herts. (Dacorum) 5 15 Connexions Dacorum Borough Council 11 Housing and Council Tax Carers UK 9 Benefits Page 61 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Dacorum Borough Council DirectGov 44 52 25, 31 Dyspraxia Foundation Offices Disability Information 14, 28 36 6 Earthworks Dacorum Card Hotline Bureau Dacorum Community Eating Disorders 31 Disability Law Service 6, 45 Association 52 Learning Disability Team 20 Dacorum Community Trust Disability Living Allowance and/or Attendance Epilepsy Action 53 Dacorum Emergency Night 10 25 Allowance helpline Shelter (DENS) Epilepsy: National Society 45 53 Dacorum Family Violence Disability Now for Epilepsy (NSE) 36 Helpline Equipment Provided by Disabled Facilities Grants 18 26 Health or Social Services Dacorum First Credit for Owner Occupiers Union 6 Family Holiday 20 Disabled Living 45 Association Foundation Dacorum Mencap 41 20 Flamstead and Markyate 57 DISH Care Dacorum Mencap 28 Friendship Scheme Dolphins Swimming Club, Forum of Mobility Centres 58 Hemel Hempstead 56 Dacorum Women's Aid 6 16, 21 Foxes Academy Downs Syndrome Association 52 Fragile X Syndrome 53 Day Care Centres 43 Druglink Ltd. 7 Frank 7 Deaf Blind UK 52 Dyslexia: British Dyslexia Association 52 Gateway Club 2000 29 Dental Care 31 Page 62 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 HAD (Herts. Association Hearing: Adult Care Hertfordshire Practitioner 32 21 Services- Sensory Section 53 Services Unit for the Disabled) Hearing: Hertfordshire Herts. Aid (for HIV and Hanover Property 54 Aids) 36 26 Hearing Advisory Service Management Helios Clinic 7 Herts. Co. Council Benefits 10 Harmoni Out of Hours GP Advice on-line Service 32 8 Hemel Campaigners 21 Herts. Convalescent Trust Hemel Hempstead Gazette 36 37 Harpenden Memorial Herts. Direct Hospital 23 Hemel Hempstead General Herts. Interpreting & Hospital 23 Translation Service 13, 37 Harpenden Mencap, Stairways 41 26 Hertfordshire Action on Hightown Praetorian Disability (HAD) 19 Head Injuries Association 53 Holiday Care Service 21 (Headway) Hertfordshire 46, 47 Health Centre, Hemel Constabulary Home Farm Trust 45 Hempstead: Marlowes 18 Hertfordshire County 32 Hospice of St Francis 33 Health Centre, Tring: Council 18 Station Road Hertfordshire County Hospital Teams 33, 58 Council Benefits Advice 10 Health Improvement Clinic 32 26 Housing Options Hertfordshire County Hearing Difficulties, Council Trading Standards 7 Huntingdons Disease 54 Hearing Aid Services 32 Association Hertfordshire Dial a Ride 58 Page 63 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Iain Rennie Hospice at Makaton Charity (The) 13 Mount Vernon Hospital 24 Home Nursing Service 33 MALE (Men's Advice Line Multiple Sclerosis Society, Intensive Support Team 7 West Hertfordshire Branch 54 and Enquires) (IST) for People with Learning Disabilities 33 33 Meals on Wheels 37 N.H.S Direct 7 Intensive Support Team Meals: Frozen Meals, Dial a National Debt Line 37 (IST, The Orchards) 14 Shopper National Domestic Meals: Wiltshire Farm 8 10 37 Violence Helpline Job Centre Plus Foods Neighbourhood Help 38 Kings Langley Good Mediation Hertfordshire 38 Neighbours Association 58 38 46 Neighbourhood Watch Medic Alert Foundation 16 Learndirect MENCAP Group Home NHS East of England Health Authority 34 Leonard Cheshire Direct Harpenden Mencap 15 26 Payments Society, Stairways 19 NHS Wheelchair Clinic Leonard Cheshire 45 Millbrook Healthcare 19 Disability Oaklands College 16 21, 26, 48 MIND National Association 54 Livability 34 Occupational Therapy Local Support Groups 43, 44 54 MIND Network, Herts. 22 Options Holidays Luton & Dunstable 23 Money Advice Unit 10 Osteoporosis: National Hospital 54 Osteoporosis Society 47 58 Magistrates Courts Motability 27 Paradise Furniture Project Page 64 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Parkinson Disease Society 55 22, 41 Royal Mencap Society Stroke Association (The) 55 Pass: Personal Assistance Royal Mencap Society: 38 Stroke Support Group Support Service (HCC) Herts. and Beds District 42 (Berkhamsted, Tring, Bovingdon and villages) 55 Patient Advice and Liaison 8 29 Service- PALS Sailability Sunnyside Rural Trust 14 POhWER Advocacy Samaritans 39 9 Agency SWANS (Syndromes SCOPE (National Society 56 55 Without A Name Society) Pregnancy: LIFE and for Cerebral Palsy) Pregnancy Care Centre 39 Tanni and Anni, (Speciality 46 56 Seymour Court Sheltered 27 Clothes) Puffin Sports Club Housing Tax Office, Inland Revenue 10 24 27 Queen Elizabeth II Hospital Shelter Herts. 59 46, 59 Taxis RADAR Key Service Sheltered Housing 27 Telephone Preference 40 Rail Cards 59 Shrublands Sheltered Service 27 Housing 39 Telephones for the Blind 19 Registrar Shop Mobility 59 Fund 39 Relate The Waterside Centre 15 59 SKILL: National Bureau for Ricability Students with Disabilities 17 30 Thrive Riding for the Disabled 29 22 St Albans City Hospital 24 Tourism for All UK, ROAR (Recreational 42 Travel and Tourism Opportunities Allowing St Albans Mencap 22 Information Respite) 29 Page 65 Dacorum Mencap Adult Directory January 2009 Turning Point Hertsreach 20 40 8 Warm Front Witness Service Dacorum 24 17 8 Watford General Hospital Work Solutions UK Debt Line 42 WorldShapers Academy 44 UNIQUE- Rare Watford Mencap Chromosome Disorder 56 30 Group Westcroft Sheltered www.disabilitysports.co.uk 28 Housing 40 Victim Support Youth Counselling and West Hertfordshire Information Service, Urban 23 34 Vitalise Primary Care Trust 34 Access 40 17 Voting by Post West Herts. College Walsingham Homes 27, 28 Wills and Legacies: Royal 42 Mencap Society Page 66
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