Community Groups

DSPL (Delivering Special Provision Locally)

DSPL is a Hertfordshire-wide partnership approach where parents, carers, staff in early years settings and schools, further education colleges, local authority officers and representatives from other agencies, work together as part of an Area Group, to ensure that there is a range of provision and support services available in their local community. 



The Haven is a monthly support group, providing a safe space for those young people (aged 12+) who are dealing with stress and anxiety. This group can help you to learn practical tools to help you manage and reduce your anxiety levels and connect with other people who understand what you are experiencing.


Camphill Village Trust - St Albans

They are supported living providers and also offer a wide variety of day opportunities. Many people who live in easy driving distance of one of their communities, join them for day opportunities, once a week or more frequently. They arrange a variety of activities within the St Albans community.


Groundwork East Hertfordshire Projects

Through a range of projects across the County, Groundwork work towards a vision of a society of sustainable communities which are vibrant, healthy and safe, which respect the local and global environment and where individuals and enterprise prosper. Creating these sustainable communities means developing initiatives which cut across economic, social and environmental issues. 


Watford African Caribbean Association

WACAS is a small charitable organisation that uses local knowledge and decades of experience to transform the lives of the vulnerable, the elderly and children, whilst preserving African and Caribbean traditions. 


Hemel Hempstead JobCentre Plus

Here you can find your local job centre offices in and around Hemel Hempstead. Your local job centre can administer claims Jobseeker’s Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance and Income Support.


Walking Netball

Netball sessions designed for female participants over 55 years, although anyone wanting to take things a bit slower is welcome to attend. Led by a qualified coach, the emphasis is on having fun whilst learning the basic skills and rules. Suitable for all abilities.

Telephone: 07834 500 189


Pioneer Approaches

Creative Training, Consultancy, Workshops, Projects and Activities for and with People with Learning Disabilities and Differences.
They offer specialist and innovative creative support with an emphasis on music and drama in leisure, personal development, life skills and employment.


Telephone: 07773 291 579



Dementia Adventure

Dementia Adventure helps people live better with dementia by connecting them to the outdoors, their community and help retain a sense of adventure in their lives.

Facebook: @DementiaAdventure

Twitter: @DementiaAdv

Telephone: 01245 237 548


Heather Club

A day centre/day club for older people, who are able to manage their own personal needs, I.E toilet, hand washing with help. The club provides recreational activities, entertainment and stimulating activities, visits to various accessible places such as a garden centres, parks, etc. Carers can benefit from having several hours to do essential tasks, or just have a break from caring for a short time. 

Telephone: 07836 560 684



For over 20 years, ASCEND has been tackling unemployment, social deprivation and learning disabilities in the local community. They support the South Oxhey community in many ways, including training courses, job club, careers advice and more. 


Community Development Agency for Hertfordshire (CDA)

CDA Herts’ primary role in the Voluntary and Community Sector is to be the voice and advocate for the communities in Hertfordshire. They achieve this by exchanging information between the public, private and voluntary sectors, influencing strategies, supporting and working in partnership, and delivering projects.



Recover is a vibrant furniture up-cycling social enterprise, creating pathways into volunteering and work. At its heart is their commitment to sustainability – upcycling old unwanted furniture or working with materials either donated or reclaimed from the local area. RECOVER offers people life- changing experience, apprenticeships and professional qualifications in furniture up-cycling. Along the way they also gain a love of furniture and design and a belief in supporting the local community, environment and economy. 


YMCA Central Herts

YMCA deliver a range of programmes and services that tackle issues facing local people and ensure there are opportunities for young people throughout our work from apprentices, to work experience, and childcare to youth work. They work with all ages, faiths, backgrounds and have served the communities in Hertfordshire for over 127 years.


Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice aims to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives. They provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities including on benefits, debt, consumer, housing, family, law and immigration. They value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.


Community Centres - Dacorum Borough Council

There are 12 community centres throughout the borough, usually run by the community for the community. As well as a wide range of programmed activities for their local area, the centres all have rooms available for hire for a one-off event, or for a new regular activity for the community.


Adult Disability Football Sessions

Football Session for adults aged 18 years + to take part in a fun and safe football session. The session will combine with football skills and activities and games. The sessions will be designed to be delivered to any disability. £2 per session.

Telephone: 07841 028 229