September 2020

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Welwyn Hatfield & Hertsmere Bulletin

Updated September 2020

We are collating the updates we receive for the services into district bulletins. If you would like to include your service update/news for this area please email and please put "Newsletter update" in the subject box, thank you.

For countywide updates, please also visit our Partner Updates page

YC Hertfordshire support for young people


YC Hertfordshire Services for Young People youth work projects in young people’s centres will be resuming in September 2020.

Throughout the summer, in addition to continuing many of our online group work sessions and one-to-one support via phone and email, our youth workers are providing street-based youth work and are delivering the Positive Alternatives Programme outdoors across Hertfordshire.

YC Hertfordshire Access Points have now re-opened. Get opening times and full details of your local Access Point here: YC Hertfordshire Access Points

Family Centre Service - Family Support Service, Hertsmere

We remain committed to the ongoing delivery of family support services. The Family Support Team continue to deliver tailor made packages of support on a 1:1 basis with families via telephone calls and accompanying resources which are emailed to families to support discussions. Professionals and parents can continue to submit referrals via the following website: We encourage professionals to contact the Team Leader prior to completing a referral form to discuss support (please contact 0300 123 7572 and ask to speak to the Family Support Team Leader)

The Early Start team are still delivering sessions, albeit in a different way, though Facebook Live videos – search “Hertsmere Family Centre Service”- and are delivering a range of Zoom sessions such as Baby Sing and Play, Messy Play and Fun with Stories. Other important information is also posted daily, as well as on our Instagram page “hertswatford3riversfcs”. We continue to offer 1:1 Breastfeeding and Introduction to Solids advice via calling 0300 123 7572, where families are directed to a qualified member of the team for support. Referrals can still be made via the website above for any emerging needs work with families.

View the July Healthy Hub Bulletin here

View the June Healthy Hub Bulletin here

View the May Healthy Hub Bulletin here


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