Hertfordshire Action on Disability

Hertfordshire Action on Disability

Charity information

Hertfordshire Action on Disability

Hertfordshire Action on Disability (HAD) has been helping older and disabled people maintain their independence throughout Hertfordshire and beyond for 56 years.

Founded 1958

  • Mission statement

    Hertfordshire Action on Disability (HAD) is a charity delivering innovative, affordable, practical services to older and disabled people throughout Hertfordshire and beyond.

    With life expectancy increasing, more and more people need HAD's products and advice. Local government cutbacks mean we have lost all our funding but we're determined to continue helping older and disabled people wherever they may be.
    Services include:

    Products and friendly advice for disabled people and their carers from HAD's Equipment Centre in Welwyn Garden City. Recently our Occupational Therapists have introduced two new services: home assessments and a weekly outreach seating clinic in Hemel Hempstead. The organisation has also just linked up with Papworth Trust and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council to launch a Home Solutions service to help vulnerable people to stay safely and comfortably in their own homes for longer.

    24 Hour Transport – the only 24/7 accessible transport service of its kind in the country, providing one-off and regular journeys for work, doctor's appointments, shopping trips and other leisure activities.

    Mobility Centre – Driving assessments and lessons for people with physical disabilities in specially adapted and dual controlled cars.

    Therapies – a range of therapies, counselling, information and advice.

  • Aims

    Hertfordshire Action on Disability aims to:

    • To offer expert, impartial advice on their huge range of mobility products. To provide accessible transport to disabled people and To give driving lessons and assessments to more disabled people.
  • Overview

    Established: May 1958

    Registered Charity Number: 1059015

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 25

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 07973 237162

    Address: 161 Luton Road Harpenden AL5 3BN

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