Health and wellbeing news from Welwyn Hatfield week 13

This week we are featuring health and wellbeing news for April 2021

dog running in bluebells

Week 13 in Welwyn Hatfield...The bluebells are out!

Visit Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust nature reserves with their free Wild Child activity packs 


Take your little ones on a wild adventure this half-term with the Wild Child Activity Packs! Together with Hertfordshire County Council,  HMWT have created five Wild Child Activity Packs to download and print at home and take to one of their five nature reserves for an exciting wildlife experience!Choose from one of five nature reserves (or visit them all!) and dowload your free pack.


7th of April is World Health Day

British science week

To celebrate World Health Day, British Science Week are encouraging kids to think about herd immunity using Jenga blocks. Every year British Science Week create activity packs and run a poster competition. This year the theme is 'Innovating for the future'. Check out page 13 of their British Science Week primary activity pack for a great, hands-on activity on how viruses spread, and how vaccines help to stop them. Click here

Hatfield Library are taking part in My Story - a community art project presented by Hertfordshire Library Service


My Story takes your true stories and tells them in art for the whole community to enjoy. Everyone has a story to tell. What's yours?

Do you have a defining memory from your childhood or adolescence? Perhaps you can recall a time of great change in your life? And now, as we emerge from lockdown, what are your reflections on our most recent chapter?

Writing and sharing stories can bring people together. Hertfordshire Library service would love to share your story on their website. Please send your short stories (approximately 500 words) to

Click here to find out more about Hatfield Library opening rules

Free courses with Creative Learning-Cook Well Eat Well-Pathway to Employment-Basic Computers for work

rocket and pine nut salad

Community Action Dacorum are delighted to welcome back Sam from The Loess Life on this FREE interactive online course to learn how to cook meals that will help boost your energy, aid mood and support sleep.By the end of this course, they aim to equip you with the skills to be able to cook tasty meals that will support your body and mind.

6 Week course starting Tuesday 20th April 6-8pm.

 Check out Creative Learning and find out more about their free courses.

Hertfordshire County Council has created a webpage of useful health and wellbeing and enablement apps 


The apps have been grouped into categories, for example, Adult care and support, Childcare and support, Anxiety and stress etc. All the apps are free to use, although some have in-app purchases. Health and Wellbeing Apps

Looking for bluebells? Then why not visit Heartwood Forest the biggest native woodland in England on your doorstep

bluebell walk

Every spring the floor of the ancient woodlands at Heartwood Forest is transformed into a mass of fragrant bluebells. This spectacular carpet of vibrant blue captures the very essence of British woodland.

Bluebells are the bounty of spring. We encourage you to get out and enjoy what they have to offer, but please watch where you put your feet - they are easily damaged.Things to do and see at Heartwood Forest | The Woodland Trust

Home Instead introduce their new name and logo

New logo

Over the course of this year, you'll begin seeing the new Home Instead name and logo more and more in their communications, signage and community outreach efforts. They have also updated their website——to share more about the ways they can support their clients and their families in their ageing journey at home.

Same Values Same Commitment

Home Instead has remained steadfastly committed to their mission: to enhance the lives of ageing adults and their families. They are deeply committed to providing their clients with the same level of compassion, care and support needed to fulfill a joyful and quality life at home. 

About our new logo

When Lori and Paul Hogan started Home Instead in the US in 1994, they set out to redefine what it meant to care for ageing adults. This was an experience that was very near and dear to them after fostering a warm and joyful environment at home for Paul's Grandma Manhart to thrive in until she was just three months shy of her 101st birthday. After seeing first-hand how human connection contributed to Grandma Manhart's happiness, vitality and growth, Paul and Lori selected the tulip as the symbol for Home Instead: an icon that reflects optimism, hope, continued growth and friendship.

The circle surrounding the tulip in their new logo symbolizes a full life and the community of support that contributes to one's wellbeing and the continuation of growth and experiences to come.

At Home Instead Welwyn as specialists in dementia care and our community focus on dementia run a Dementia Friendly Community Café which was launched in 2017 and held every second Tuesday in Digswell.Their Dementia Friendly Community Café is planning to reopen on Tuesday 8th June 2021. See their Facebook page for any notices of change and upcoming events. 'Dementia Friendly Community Café Digswell'

For further information please contact us on 01707 240 650 or visit  homeinstead