Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK ant a society where everyone can participate equally.

Telephone: 0330 995 0414

Website: www.disabilityrightsuk.org

Friends of Bright Eyes

Friends of Bright Eyes are a registered charity providing vital support services for children with disability and their families.

Email: info@fobe.org.uk

Telephone: 07871 500 706 / 01582 966 065 

Website: www.fobe.org.uk

Down's Hert Group

A charity offering support and information relating to heart conditions associated with Down’s Syndrome.

Email: info@dhg.org.uk

Telephone: 0300 102 1644

Website: www.dhg.org.uk


A charity helping older and disabled people to lead an independent life.

Website: www.hadnet.org.uk


They are a limited charity trust predominately run by volunteers, many of whom have full time occupations also. They aim to bring information, help and support to people affected by Asperger syndrome in Hertfordshire. 

Website: www.aspergers4herts.org


PALMS (Positive behaviour, Autism, Learning disability and Mental health Service) works across the county providing a specialist multi-disciplinary approach to children and young people aged 0-19 who have a global learning disability and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorder and their families. PALMS clinicians comprise a ‘virtual team’ delivering a consistent service in a variety of community settings.

Website: www.hct.nhs.uk

SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Information Advice and Support Service

They provide impartial and confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and young people and children with SEND. 

Website: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Springboard (Specialist Post 16 Educational Provision)

Springboard is for you if you’re aged 16-24 and have been diagnosed with/have traits of an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and associated emotional, behavioural and mental health needs. You may also have low confidence or self-esteem, social anxiety or have underachieved or missed time at school – and you may have a learning difficulty in one area but a high ability in others. At Springboard, they’ll give you the additional specialist support you need before progressing to mainstream college course or employment. 

Website: www.nhc.ac.uk

Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs wants a world in which all blind and partially-sighted people enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else. Their mission is to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that increase the independence and dignity of blind and partially-sighted people.

Telephone: 0800 953 0113

Facebook: @guidedogsUK


Website: www.guidedogs.org.uk


Deafblind UK supports people with combined sight and hearing loss to live the lives they want .Losing your sight and hearing can be frightening. The charity’s team of experts is here every step of the way to show you life beyond sight and hearing loss.

Telephone: 0173 3358 356

Facebook: @DBUKCharity

Twitter: @DeafblindUK

Website: www.deafblind.org.uk

Hertfordshire City Council

Find out about the services and support available for people with disabilities including Blue Badge, Register as disabled, Sensory services (Hearing and sight loss), Learning Disabilities, Disabled Toilet Keys, Travel Wallet and Disabled Parking Bays.

Website: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk


Music24 is a small, not for profit organisation that offers Music Therapy and other music-related activities as a creative outlet for those based in Luton, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire facing difficulties in life, such as those living with Dementia, Learning Disabilities or Mental Health.

Email: info@music24.org.uk

Telephone: 07521 248 091 

Website: www.music24.org.uk

Dacorum Mencap

Dacorum Mencap supports people with learning disability, their families and carers, in the Borough of Dacorum in Hertfordshire, UK. This includes the towns of Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Tring, plus surrounding villages. Dacorum Mencap is affiliated to Royal Mencap and was founded in 1952.

​Providing a focal point for everyone involved with learning disability, covering all ages and disabilities. Come and meet us at our regular Drop In. Every Tuesday 12:00 – 14:00 at St Mary’s Church, Old Town Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3AE.

Telephone: 01442 247 675

Website: www.dacorummencap.org.uk

KIDS Hertfordshire HUBs

The HUBs offers information and support for parents and carers of disabled children and young people aged 0-19 in Hertfordshire.

Website: www.kids.org.uk/hub

Mudlarks Community Garden

Mudlarks is a Hertford based charity which supports adults and young people with learning disabilities and mental health issues. Through supported learning and meaningful work in the community, Mudlarks’ projects help people build confidence and self-worth, and develop important skills. 

Website: www.mudlarksgarden.org.uk

Potential Kids

Potential Kids is voluntary non-profit organisation based in Hatfield, aiming to help young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities up to age 25, their siblings and families by providing social/activity groups. They offer after-school and weekend activity sessions for young people aged with special education needs and disabilities. These also give parents the opportunity to meet, relax, have a coffee and some downtime, whilst their young people socialise, learn and play.

Wesbite: www.potentialkids.org

SNAP (Special Needs Activities and Play)

SNAP aim to provide stimulating play opportunities and good quality childcare, tailored to meet the needs of children and young adults with special needs. They also provide parents/carers with affordable respite care from well trained and experienced staff. 

Website: www.stalbansmencap.org.uk

The Regency Training Foundation

The Regency Training Foundation delivers short self-development training courses to disadvantaged adults and vulnerable young people in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and London. They work with adults aged 18 plus who have; physical, sensory and learning disabilities, mental health challenges, people from ethnic minorities, lone parents, and unpaid carers. More info on referrals can be found on their website. 

Website: www.rtfoundation.org.uk

Watford Sheltered Workshop

Watford workshop’s provide work experience, skills training and employment for disabled and disadvantaged people. They help them to achieve greater independence, become more integrated into the community and where possible move them on to mainstream employment. 

Website: www.watfordworkshop.co.uk


ABLEize is the largest and most viewed UK disability, mobility and healthcare contact point on the net. Here you will find 430 plus categories filled with providers offering everything from mobility and daily living aids through to support, disability sports, arts and education, care providers and healthcare products and services.

Website: www.ableize.com