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Bishop's Stortford and District Talking Newspaper

Contact: Richard Barnett
answer phone 01279 505654
Weekly local news on tape for blind and partially sighted.
 

24 Chantry Close Bishops Stortford

Bishop's Stortford Badger Sett

Contact: Laura Adams

A weekly meeting for those aged 5 to 10 to learn new skills including first aid and livesaving skills, make new friends and above all have great fun, in a safe and secure environment. Please make contact for information on meeting times/day and location.

Bishop's Stortford Cadet Division

Contact: Samantha Ramsey
Offer a wide range of first aid and other activities for young people aged 10-17. Duke of Edinburgh Award provider. Youth Leader training also available. Meetings Wednesday evening in Bishop's Stortford - call or email for more details.

Bishop's Stortford VIP Club for the partially sighted

Contact: Monika Hills
Meets first Tuesday afternoon of each month from 2pm - 4.30pm at Havers Lane Community Centre, Waytemore Rd. CM23 3GR for
social contact, practical support and occasional outings.

British Red Cross

Working as part of the Movement, the British Red Cross has continued to provide relief to the victims of international conflicts and disasters, including refugees from the Hungarian revolution (1956) and from Vietnam (1976) and victims of the Iranian earthquake (1962), the famine in Africa (1980-1989), Gulf crisis (1991), Hurricane Mitch (1998) and the Colombia earthquake (1999).

In the UK, the British Red Cross has provided emergency relief following disasters such as the collapse of the coal tip at Aberfan (1966), the Lockerbie air disaster (1988), the Easter floodings (1998), and the devastating summer floods in 2007. The Red Cross also provides short-term support to people in crisis in the UK, including services for people who cannot get around easily due to ill health.

British Red Cross Centre
Bishops Park
Community Centre
Lancaster Way
Bishops Park
Bishops Stortford
Herts

CM23 4DA

Guideposts Trust Friendship Scheme

Contact: Emma Metcalfe
The Friendship Scheme is supported by a Co-ordinator that recruits volunteers to be a friend to an adult with a
learning disability

Isabel Hospice

15 Tewin Court, Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire

AL7 1AU

Local Links With Us

Contact: Michelle Iizuka 
Fax: (office) 01279 201 871
Local Links lunch/activities club specializing in the elderly/vulnerable adults, i.e.Parkinsons,
Alzheimer's and Mental Health. Can provide transport if needed. We meet twice weekly on Monday
1pm-4pm at Havers Community Centre and Friday 12.15pm-3.15pm at Parsonage Community Centre

Multiple Sclerosis Society, East Herts & West Essex Branch

Portland Child Contact Centre

Local child contact centre making it possible for children to see a non-resident parent.

The Christian Outreach Centre,
Portland Road,
Bishop's Stortford.

Tel: 07757 134807 in week

CM23 3SL

Relate North Essex & East Herts

Contact: Appointments Administrator
Counselling and sex therapy for individuals and couples available in Bishop's Stortford and other local venues.

47 Broomfield Place, Chelmsford, Essex

CM1 1SY

St. John Ambulance

Contact: Dan Bevis
Meet every Wednesday from 8pm at Havers Community Centre. First Aid, Care and Ambulance training and development, public first aid cover, commercial training and regular social events

The Bishop's Stortford & District Action on Disability Group (BSAD)

Secretary: Ralph Friend
Meets quarterly at East Herts Council Offices in Charringtons House,
Bishop's Stortford - Pointing people in the right direction.

The Home Farm Trust

Contact: Sandra Forsyth
Fax: 01279 816858
Provide support services for adults with learning disabilities, including, residential, community support, supported living and day and occupational
training and work opportunities.

HFT Herts & Essex Service, Orford House, Ugley, Bishop's Stortford

CM22 6HP