The Trust is primarily here to help older people in financial hardship via the provision of items and services. Here are some sources of help and advice for older people
Support and Advice on Care, Adaptations, Benefits and Pensions, Accessing Services
Herts Help is a one-stop-shop for all your questions including support in a crisis, advice on funding your care, accessing assessments for adaptations to your home, assessments for care at home.
Citizens Advice St Albans
Citizens Advice offers support on a wide range of areas including benefits, pensions, housing and rights. Their website provides links to many areas including Support For older people and pensions.
Hertfordshire Independent Living Services
Age UK Hertfordshire
Age UK Hertfordshire can provide a wide range of services including; befriending, dementia support and active ageing support. They can help with arranging a Lasting Power of Attorney.
Local Organisations Offering Support
The Harpenden Trust
Redbourn Community Group
Wheathampstead Community Group
St Albans Old People's Guide
For information on local older people’s clubs, lunch clubs, community transport, befriending, please see the St Albans Old People’sGuide.
Computer Friendly St Albans
St Albans Community Bank
St Albans Community Bank (formerly Credit Union) is a volunteer-led, fully regulated organisation, part of the credit union movement. It can provide loans at fair rates and accessible savings to people living or working in Hertfordshire.
How to Pass on Unused Furniture and Other Items
Emmaus St Albans
St Albans and Harpenden Reuse Project on Facebook
If you would like to pass on mobility, furniture and other items which you no longer use, please consider joining the Facebook group – St Albans and Harpenden Reuse Project. You can list the items you would like to offer, as well as asking for items that you need.