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Advice centres


Gingerbread - Single Parent Help and Advice

We provide advice and practical support for single parents. We also campaign to improve the lives of all single parent families. Our free helpline provides support and expert advice on anything from dealing with a break-up, to going back to work or sorting out maintenance, benefit or tax credit issues. Our friendly advisers will talk through your options and will send you useful information. more...


Help and Advice Line 0808 802 0925

Harpenden Plus Partnership of Schools

The HarpendenPlus Partnership is a cluster of local schools, based around the Harpenden, Kimpton, Redbourn and Wheathampstead areas. The local Partnership aims to provide a range of activities and services that allows both schools and the community to benefit from a wider and broader access to learning and life. In addition 1-1 support of parents and parenting classes are provided.more...


Magnificent Munchers, Therapy for Fussy Eaters

At Magnificent Munchers we work with fussy eater children from tots to teens. We help them learn to accept new foods by working through the steps to eating to expand their food range. We offer group and individual sessions. Our team consists of an Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist, Dietician and 2 Therapy Assistants. more...


Morning Session on Monday morning Session on Thursday morning Session on Friday morning Session on Saturday morning
Afternoon Session on Monday afternoon Session on Thursday afternoon Session on Friday afternoon
Evening Session on Monday evening Session on Tuesday evening Session on Wednesday evening Session on Thursday evening

Shears - Care and Support for Older People

While you're busy looking after your young family members, Diane Pope, owner of Shears, helps you look after your older family members, parents & grandparents when they need care & support. Shears is a one-stop shop & Diane will help you understand the whole care system, clarify your options & find whatever help you need - to enable your loved ones to either remain independent at home or to move somewhere more suitable. more...

Tennyson Road, Harpenden, AL5 4BD

St Albans Family Centre Service

St Albans Family Centre Service provides a range of health services for local families including Well Baby Clinics, Pregnancy Club, Breastfeeding Group, Baby Massage courses, First Aid courses, Introduction to Solid Foods courses and more. Please visit the website to see the latest timetable, booking requirements and charges. Courses and services are also available at Family Centre Service venues in St Albans - see website.more...

Southdown Family Centre, Dark Lane, Harpenden, AL5 1QB [show map & facilities]

Free parking
Buggy/wheelchair access
Baby change


Harpenden Family Centre, Holcroft Road, Harpenden, AL5 5BQ [show map & facilities]

Free parking
Buggy/wheelchair access
Baby change


Hilldyke Community Centre, 17 Hill Dyke Road, Wheathampstead, AL4 8TU [show map]

Redbourn and Villages Family Centre, Long Cutt, Redbourn, AL3 7EX [show map]

0300 123 7572

YC Hertfordshire

YC Hertfordshire provides youth work projects and programmes, information, advice, guidance, work related learning, outdoor education and support for young people aged 13-19 (to 24 for young people with learning disabilities). For young people leaving care, support is provided to the age of 21.more...

YC Hertfordshire, Post Point CHO 022, County Hall, Peggs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DF



ADD-vance supports parents and carers of children who have Autism and/or ADHD. Many of our services are free. Our support groups run both daytime and evening and we run workshops and six week courses for parents in Hertfordshire. Our specialist coaches can work with families in their own homes over a period of 6-8 weekly sessions. Please see our website www.add-vance.org for more information.more...

Foundation House, 2-4 Forum Place, Fiddlebridge Lane, Hatfield, AL10 0RN [show facilities]

Free parking


Carers in Hertfordshire - Parent Carer Support

Hertfordshire charity supporting family carers. We have a dedicated service supporting parent carers - parents of children with disabilities or additional needs. We can help you plan your caring and make time for yourself, find out about local events for you and your family, meet other parent carers to share views and experiences and have your on issues affecting you and your family.more...

The Red House, 119 Fore Street, Hertford, SG14 1AX

Carers in Hertfordshire - Young Carers Service

Hertfordshire charity supporting young carers - anyone who helps look after a family member who is ill or disabled, or takes on extra responsibilities at home because of this. Whole family support, guidance through big changes like moving to secondary school, the chance to meet other young carers and local trips and activities.more...

The Red House, 119 Fore Street, Hertford, SG14 1AX

Cruse Bereavement Care Hertfordshire

Anyone can contact Cruse to talk about themselves or someone they know who has been affected by a death. Our volunteers talk to bereaved people in their own homes and provide one to one support. This service is confidential and free. For more information please call one of our helpline numbers: Adults: 01707 278389 Children/young people: 01707 264293 These are both answerphone facilities.more...

The Old Courthouse, St Albans Road East, Hatfield, AL10 0ES

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