Health & Community Services care for Hertfordshire’s elderly, disabled and vulnerable members of the community. We’re focused on improving the quality of life for everyone who uses our services and keeping vulnerable people safe from harm or abuse.
Farnham House / Robertson House,
Six Hills Way,
Pegs Lane, Hertford,
Hertfordshire Business Services,
Welwyn Garden City,
We assist vulnerable adults and those with disabilities to find work and build careers. Our aim is to enable more people to participate in training programmes to help them gain new skills to get work.
The vast majority of older and disabled people with health problems want to live independently in their own homes, including people with dementia. Our services support vulnerable adults, their family and carers when their independence may be lost or if they become at risk of harm. We want to ensure people are treated with dignity and respect and receive information to help them make the right decisions for their own future.
The types of jobs we recruit to are:-
Are you interested in becoming a Dementia Friend?
There are currently over 150,000 Dementia Friends registered at www.dementiafriends.org.uk. Anyone can become a Dementia Friend, it’s as simple as just understanding a bit more about dementia. People with dementia don’t just lose their memories, they can also lose their friends. This is because people with dementia can start to behave differently and sometimes those friends may not understand or know how to act.
To become a Dementia Friend click here.
National Awards for Hertfordshire’s Passionate Social Workers
Two of Hertfordshire County Council’s adult social workers received national recognition at the prestigious Social Worker of the Year Awards 2014.
Jamie Stone, from our Community Learning Disability Team, was named Newly Qualified Adult Social Worker of the Year. He was praised by the judges for his imaginative thinking, passion and the work he has undertaken to co-lead a workshop with a national charity on the subject of voting rights for people with learning disabilities.
Jamie’s colleague Katie Wynne took home the silver prize for the same award. Working in our very innovative Asperger Social Care Team – the first of its kind in the country – Katie’s ability to manage complex caseloads, good multi-agency interactions and negotiation skills impressed the judges.
The council’s Community Learning Disability Team also won the silver award in the Creative and Innovative Social Work Practice category – an award that was sponsored by the British Association of Social Workers.
The CLDT team work with adults aged 18+ who have a learning disability and are not able to manage without the right kind of support. They offer help, support and advice on health, benefits, rights, housing, financial, family, education, legal and social issues and problems. The CLDT team also assess the needs of family carers and help them support the person they care for.
The OPPD teams provide advice and support for older people and people with physical disabilities - and their carers - on home care, residential and nursing care, day services and disability equipment and adaptations. They also provide specialist support for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or visually impaired. There are four areas: Older People & Physical Disability, Emergency Duty Team, Hospital Teams and the Gypsy Section.