DRUM (Disability Recreation Unity Movement)
Electric Umbrella is a registered charity challenging the perception about people with learning disabilities and enriching and empowering lives through music. Based in South-West Hertfordshire and working across the county, they combat social isolation by facilitating regular, meaningful social interaction for our adult members with learning disabilities as well as promoting self confidence and independence.
Playskill is a registered charity which provides therapeutic pre-school playgroups in Watford and Hemel Hempstead for children with physical difficulty or delay, aged 0-5, including children with multiple diagnoses or no diagnoses. They also offer parental training nights, parent support and information, speakers on relevant topics and fun outings for all the family.
Watford and District Mencap Children's Centre
Watford Mencap works with people with learning disabilities, their families and carers. We believe that people with a learning disability have the right to enjoy equal opportunities and be valued as members of society, enabling them to lead the life they want for themselves. Watford Mencap currently has a service user and carer base of 800 people.
Watford Workshop offers opportunities to access work experience and skills training. Their mission is to provide disabled people with work experience, skills training and employment. They help people to achieve greater independence, become more integrated into the community and where possible, move on to main stream employment.
Herts Mind Network
The Living Room (Watford Centre)
The Living Room is an addiction recovery charity (with centres in Stevenage, St Albans and Watford).
Watford Women's Centre
CARE & COMMUNITY ▶
One Vision Project
Peace Hospice Care
They care for adults diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses such as, but not limited to: Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Motor Neurone Disease.
Small Acts of Kindness
Small Acts of Kindness is a small, high impact and rapidly growing local social enterprise based in Watford. They deliver gifts to older, often lonely and socially isolated people, in Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere. At the heart of this project is the incredibly simple belief that a small act of kindness can make a huge difference.
Watford FC Community Sport & Education Trust
Watford FC Community Sports & Education Trust works across Hertfordshire, Harrow and Hillingdon, using the power of sport and education to improve lives and enhance local communities.
Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Project
The Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership (WTRRP) offers practical and emotional support in West Hertfordshire to asylum-seekers and refugees.
Home-Start (Watford & Three Rivers)
Home-Start is a voluntary organisation which offers support, friendship and practical help for families in their own homes, throughout Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere.
The Random Cafe is a pop up cafe helping Watford reduce the amount of food wasted in the town, thereby making it a greener and more environmentally friendly town. They hold regular cafes around Watford using food donated by local supermarkets and cafes that would usually go to landfill.
Watford Inter-Faith Association
WIFA is a local group and a member of the Inter Faith Network for the UK. We seek to implement the values of inter-faith dialogue and translate them into practical action in the diverse area of Watford and South West Hertfordshire.
HELPING THOSE IN NEED ▶
Watford Foodbank is part of a nationwide network of food banks (Trussell Trust) who provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.
Group for the Rootless Of Watford (GROW)
Group for the Rootless of Watford (GROW) is a charitable not-for-profit organisation which provides short-term accommodation support to vulnerable people in Watford. The charity works with other professional and voluntary agencies to ease hardship,and offers support to help rebuild peoples' lives.
Watford New Hope Trust exists to serve homeless and vulnerably-housed people by providing accommodation and opportunities to rebuild damaged lives.
YMCA delivers a range of programmes and services that tackle the issues facing local people and ensure that there are opportunities for young people throughout our work, from apprentices to work experience and childcare to youthwork.
Citizens Advice Watford
Citizens Advice Watford is an independent local charity giving free advice to help you find a way forward, whatever the problem. This includes advice and assistance with legal problems, debt and consumer issues, benefits, housing, legal matters, employment and immigration issues.