Inspiring Communities Together

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Inspiring Communities Together

Making new connections for the Hertfordshire 2020 Year of Culture

Hertfordshire County Council’s Community Wellbeing team is delighted to invite you to our annual Voluntary and Community sector conference which will give us a perfect opportunity to showcase some of the great work that is happening across Hertfordshire, with opportunities to network and catch up with friends and colleagues over a buffet lunch.

The event will offer a marketplace, a series of inspiring workshops and presentations from leading figures in the voluntary and community sector. There will be opportunities to discuss challenges and share experiences. Through dialogue and openness, we hope that the exchange of information, ideas, observations and knowledge will help to create a platform for mutual support, which will help our organisations to develop, connect and obtain the guidance they need to inspire their own communities.

Eventbrite link:

When - Tuesday 24th September from 9.00 am to 4:00 pm

Where - Fielder Centre, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield Ave, Hatfield, AL10 9TP

What do Recovery focused services actually look like?

Join Viewpoint in the debate

Guest speaker Andrew Nicholls, Head of Recovery and Psychological Services, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Monday 9th September 2019 11am-12:30pm at St Paul’s Slippers Hill, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5XY

RSVP Christiana Ashare, , tel 01707 386136

HCC July 2019 Pre-Procurement Market Engagement

HCC Jul 19 Pre-Procurement Market Engagement (PPME) for IAPT Compliant Counselling Services

An advertisement has recently been issued by the Integrated Health and Care Commissioning Team (IHCCT) alerting providers to pre-procurement market engagement for the requirement detailed above.

To view the advertisement it is located at:- Supply Hertfordshire website -

As a Prior Information Notice in the supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) reference 2019-136-335177

We are making many providers aware of this advertisement so we receive as many responses as possible from the market.

We would therefore encourage providers to complete and submit the Provider Questionnaire, as responses will be used to help shape the Council’s requirements and outcomes and also the scope and strategy for any potential procurement. The Council is potentially looking to re-design the service and provider input will be invaluable to ensure that the Council’s proposals are viable and offer a good opportunity to the market.

Although your attention has been drawn to this advertisement, it does not in any way mean that you have been pre-selected, that your suitability for the forthcoming opportunity has been assessed, or that you will otherwise be treated differently to any other provider who responds to the advertisement.

To express your interest in this advertisement, you must ensure your organisation is registered with Supply Hertfordshire and follow the full instructions provided within the advertisement.

The return deadline is 12.00 Noon Monday 12 August 2019. Provider Questionnaires cannot be uploaded after the closing date/time. All enquiries should go via Supply Hertfordshire.

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HCT Community Matters

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The spring edition of Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust’s HCT Matters is now available.

Topics include:

• Tackling diabetes

• Beehive junior parkrun

• Brain CARE team

• Family Centre Service

• Healthy Memory Cafe

• Heart failure awareness

• Special Care Dental Service

• Back on track with Step2

• Maple frailty clinics

• Rita walking again at 81

• And lots more

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September e-bulletin

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Consultation on Hertfordshire learning disabilities strategy

Joint Commissioning Strategy for learning disabilities:


The current Joint Commissioning Strategy for learning disabilities ends March 2019. The next strategy sets out our ambitions and priorities for 2019-2024, and is broken down into three key areas; being healthy, living locally and involvement in local communities.

The public consultation is now open, closing 9th November 2018, and seeks to find out the views of people with learning disabilities, those who support people with learning disabilities and other interested parties on our draft Learning Disabilities Strategy. The Joint Commissioning Strategy has been created in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council, East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group.

You can complete the consultation survey and look at the easy read draft strategy by visiting

Support to complete the consultation is available; if this is required please email or phone 0300 123 4040.

Health Service Journal Awards Shortlisting:

Ted Maddex our commissioning lead for unpaid Carers has worked with NHS organisations and voluntary sector partners on a submission to the Health Service Journal Awards.

Our bid describes the achievements and plans across the Hertfordshire and West Essex Sustainable Transformational Partnership (STP) to improve the health and wellbeing of carers. We are very pleased to announce that the bid has been shortlisted for the System Led Support for Carers Award. The final winner will be announced in November but achieving this shortlisting in the face of stiff national competitions is a great recognition of the work of a wide range of Hertfordshire & West Essex organisations.

Voluntary and Community Sector Conference “Connecting Lives and Combating Loneliness”

The conference will take place at the Fielder Centre, Hatfield Avenue, Hatfield , AL10 9TP on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

This year’s conference will feature guest speaker Andy Nazer who is the Campaign Manager to End Loneliness in England.

There will be many opportunities for “Networking” and many provider stands to visit and peruse

Conference agenda is available via this link

If you are a member of the voluntary sector and are interested in attending this conference please follow this link to book a ticket. Places are limited and are going fast

Help to improve our services for carers by completing our survey

Over the next month we will be asking a selection of carers to complete a survey to get their views on the services they and the person they care for receive and their quality of life.

The more carers who take part, the more useful the results will be to help us assess and improve our local services. Nationally this survey is very important in helping us understand the views and experiences of carers.

We would be very grateful if you could promote the survey and encourage carers who receive it to return it to us by the 28th November 2018. If you have any queries or concerns about the survey, please do not hesitate to contact Helen at or 01438 844210.