Advice, Courses and Workshops

Advice

Broxbourne Council Citizens panel

The Council is looking for young people who want to have a say in what happens in their local community. The Broxbourne Citizens’ Panel is a group of local residents which the Council will consult from time to time to gauge opinions on local matters and seek suggestions on how services can be improved. If you want to take part in the Citizens Panel to ensure the views of younger people are heard, or just want to know more, (internal link to page) phone 01992 785630 

Youth Connexions

Youth Connexions provides youth work, information, advice, guidance and support for young people aged 13 and 19 (up to 25 for young people with learning disabilities). It also provides support for young people leaving care, up to the age of 21, through the Youth Connexions One Stop Shops.

Youth Connexions Hertfordshire - Cheshunt One Stop Shop

Monday - Friday, 1pm - 6pm, 178 Crossbrook Street, Waltham Cross, EN8 8JY

No appointment needed. Advice on; Youth work projects  employment and education  training and apprentices  benefits  health issues  self-esteem and confidence  smoking drug and alcohol support  pregnancy testing (Mon and Thurs) and pregnancy advice and chlamydia tests.

C-Card scheme (free condoms)  computers and printing  volunteering opportunities  confidential chat and support on a wide range of topics including sexual health and information.

For further information call 01992 63500 or01992 588220 or visit Youth Connexions

Hoddesdon Youth Connexions Drop In

Mondays, 3.30pm to 5.30pm. The Ark Children’s Centre, Haslewood Avenue, Hoddesdon EN11 8HT

No appointment needed. Advice on: • Employment & Education• Training & Apprenticeships• Benefits• Health Issues• Self-esteem• Confidence• Smoking - How to Quit• Drugs & Alcohol Support• Pregnancy Testing by PCT (Mon & Thurs) & Pregnancy Advice• Chlamydia Tests

• C-Card scheme (free condoms)• Computers and Printers• Volunteering Opportunities• Confidential Space to Chat. Offering the opportunity to sit down and discuss a wide range of topics privately and confidentially including Sexual health advice, support and information.

C-Card - free condom scheme and Chlamydia testing. For further information call 01992 635000 or 01992 588220 or visit www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org

Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm H.Y.H are an independent registered charity, established in 1998, to help young people secure and maintain appropriate accommodation by providing information, support and help in a crisis. H.Y.H works with other agencies throughout Hertfordshire

towards improving local provision and preventing youth homelessness. Referrals can be made via the gateway on 0844 833 0933. Hertford Office, 2nd Floor, 41 - 43 Fore Street, Hertford SG14 1AL. Tel: 01992 582 034 for further information.

Housing Needs Service

The Housing Needs Service at Broxbourne Council provides advice and assistance to people aged over 16 who have housing difficulties. Information can be given on a range of issues and referrals can be made to a number of other agencies if necessary.

Tel: 01992 785505. Broxbourne Borough Council, Bishops’ College, Churchgate, Cheshunt, Herts, EN8 9LX

Young Carers Project

Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Carers in Hertfordshire Young Carers Project provides help, support, information and an annual programme of free trips and activities for young carers aged 9 to 18 years, to give them ‘time out’ from their caring role. The opportunity to meet with other young people in similar situations and to have fun. Trips and activities are free to young carers registered with the Project. We are a County wide project and meet according to the annual programme of activities. For further information call 01992 586969.

Hertfordshire Stop Smoking Service

The Hertfordshire Stop Smoking service has a range of support options across Hertfordshire. These can be accessed in a range of venues including health centres, pharmacies, GP surgeries, community centres and others. For the most up to date list of when and where the closest group or one-to-one is, the team can be contacted on 0800 389 3998 or visit the website

Courses and Workshops

For further information on courses and workshops suitable for young people, visit The Guide or pick up a copy from Council facilities.