Health and wellbeing news from Welwyn Hatfield week 19

This week we are featuring health and wellbeing news for the 3rd week in May 2021

3 children walking to school

This week is Dementia Action Week and Walk to School Week 

DAW 2021

Hertswise offers community dementia support throughout Hertfordshire. There are many ways they can help people living with dementia, memory loss or mild cognitive impairment, as well as their carers & loved ones.


Dementia Talking Point - the Alchezimers Society online community

Dementia Campaign

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with dementia? Join Dementia Talking Point to share experiences with other people affected by dementia.

Visit the Dementia Talking point here

Issue one of the Dementia Carers Newsletter in Herts


This newsletter provides you with updates from organisations and services that are available to support you, including Carers in Hertfordshire, as well as the Alzheimer's Society and Hertswise. You can also find out about some of the work that has been going on to co-produce local services, including a review of day opportunities for adults in Hertfordshire with physical or learning disabilities or mental health needs.

Icon for pdf Dementia Carer Newsletter [800.5KB]

Up for a challenge and want to support people with Dementia? Sign up for the Cycle 100 miles in June Campaign 

Dementia Campaign

What do you need to do?

  1. Join our Cycle 100 Miles in June Facebook Group here
  2. Set up your Facebook fundraiser and spread the word on your amazing challenge
  3. Request your FREE Dementia UK t-shirt (you can do this on the Facebook Group)

Schools Sign Up Now! Walk to School Week- Five Day Challenge 

Walk to school week

This years five-day Walking Challenge 2021: WALKING SUPERPOWERS

This year's challenge will focus on the walking superpowers that benefit individuals, communities and the planet.  

Each day pupils will be introduced to a brand new 'Walking Superpower' taking the form of a fun comic-book inspired design.

Walking has so many benefits from physical to mental wellbeing; aiding concentration and creativity and creating safer, less polluted and more welcoming streets. All that makes for a happy, healthy child set up for success in and out of the classroom.

Our five-day walking challenge is an annual celebration of the walk to school and the perfect activity taking place w/c 17-21 May.

Due to overwhelming interest in this year's Walk to School Week, we have sold out of classroom packs for our May event.

Living Streets have made more classroom packs which will be ready to be delivered w/c 7 JuneOrder your resources today and join the challenge this summer term.Thier five-day challenge packs are updated so you can run the event any week of the year.

Healthy Start Vouchers have increased from £3.10 per child to £4.25. Find out if you are eligable to apply

Voucher cooking sessions

Following lobbying from England footballer Marcus Rashford, who has now teamed up with TV chef Tom Kerridge to help provide families with recipes to make the most of the vouchers. To access 52 great recipes, based on the voucher scheme, visit Full Time: Get cooking with Marcus & Tom by visiting FULL TIME MEALS - TOM KERRIDGE

If you are at least 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four years old you could be entitled to Healthy Start Vouchers worth £4.25 per child per week (£8.50 if under 1)  to spend on milk, plain fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables, and instant formula milk. You can also use them to buy pulses and canned fruit and vegetables as long as they have no fat, salt, sugar or other flavouring added. The vouchers can be redeemed at local retailers.

If you are entitled to Healthy Start Vouchers you will also get free vitamins designed to help pregnant and breastfeeding women and growing children.

To be eligible you should be in receipt of certain means-tested benefits. Check your eligibility on Pregnant under 18 years olds qualify whether or not they are entitled to a qualifying benefit.

Application leaflets are available from GP's surgeries or baby clinics. Alternatively, a form can be obtained by ringing 0345 607 6823 or by downloading and printing one from here