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Last Modified July 29, 2016

Safe and Well visits


The Safe and Well visit project is a joint initiative run by the county council’s fire and rescue service and public health department. It is being piloted in Hertsmere, with the aim of rolling it out across the county by next year.

Crews from Borehamwood and Potters Bar Fire Stations have now been trained to give advice to vulnerable residents across the borough on a range of health issues - such as avoiding loneliness, keeping a home warm enough, eating and drinking properly and avoiding a fall - and point them towards the specialist support services available.

If you would like to request a free Safe and Well visit (which includes a home fire safety check) for you or someone you know, please visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/safeandwell

For information about other health initiatives in Hertfordshire, visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthinherts

Do Something Different in Herts

Do Something Different in Herts is a range of programmes designed to improve your health, weight, stress and happiness.

The idea is that rather than thinking or learning about a change in your lifestyle, you follow a series of Do's that will help you to make the change in small manageable steps.

These programmes are free for anyone over the age of 18 who lives in Hertfordshire, but hurry, there are only a limited number of places available

Sexual Health Services in Hertfordshire


Sexual Health is an important part of physical and mental health. It is important to take care of your sexual health to maintain good emotional and social wellbeing. If you think you have an STI, don’t panic. You simply need to get tested so you can get the right treatment. Many people with STIs don’t get symptoms, so it’s worth getting tested even if you feel healthy.

Sexual Health Hertfordshire offer services to help you stay healthy, including; long term contraception, condoms, STI testing and emergency contraception. Advice can be delivered over the phone or by visiting the clinics in either Borehamwood or Potters Bar.

For confidential advice, or if you want to find out more about the sexual health services in Hertfordshire, including where you can have an HIV test, go to Sexual Health Hertfordshire or give them a call on 0300 008 5522.

Hertsmere foodbanks

Foodbanks give three days of emergency food to local people in crisis and enable communities to help each other.

Food is given out via a voucher scheme following a referral from one of a number of agencies. If you need help you can obtain a voucher from your case worker, Citizens Advice Bureau, Affinity Sutton, Job Centre Plus, the Borehamwood and Elstree Children's Centre, Homestart, Crossroads, Mencap and others. Vouchers are also issued at The Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood WD6 1WA. The voucher can only be redeemed at the Borehamwood Foodbank.

Borehamwood Foodbank is open on Mondays 1pm till 3.30pm and Thursdays 10am till 12.30pm at St Teresa's Church Hall, Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 1TG.

Potters Bar Foodbank is open on Thursdays 1pm till 3pm at Oakmere Community Centre, Fetherstone Close, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 5NS.

The foodbank has a stock of non-perishable food such as soup, pasta, rice, tinned meat and fruit.

Donations are welcomed. Please drop off any items to the foodbank during its opening times.

For further information please email info@borehamwood.foodbank.org.uk or info@pottersbar.foodbank.org.uk


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