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6 July 2020 – Since its launch in late March, Harpenden Cares has answered over 1,750 calls & emails, completed 1,400 food deliveries, and made 150 deliveries of prescription medications.

3 June 2020 – Since its launch in late March, Harpenden Cares has answered over 1,400 calls & emails, completed 882 food deliveries, and made 120 deliveries of prescription medications.

19 May 2020 – From The Herts Ad: Round Table carrying out doorstep food collections after Harpenden success

4 May 2020 – As of 18 May, Harpenden Cares volunteers have answered 1,274 calls & emails, completed 617 food deliveries, and made 100 deliveries of prescription medications.

9 May 2020 – From The Herts Ad: St Albans and Harpenden residents say thank you to NHS staff and key workers

5 May 2020 – Harpenden Money Advice Centre is a local charity supported by churches across Harpenden, and they offer free and confidential debt and budgeting advice services to those in and around Harpenden.

In May and June they are running a series of free Money Management Courses to help anyone if you are struggling to get on top of your finances or debts.  The course will be run over two 90 minute sessions on Zoom on the following dates:

·       Wednesday 13 and 20 May at 10am

·       Thursday 21 and 28 May at 3pm

·       Tuesday 2 and 9 June at 8:30pm

During the course participants will:

·       review whether their income and expenditure budget balances

·       learn tips and approaches to manage spending

·       find out whether you have problem debt and understand the options open to you

If the course is of interest please contact info@hmac.uk or call 07954 276281.

Harpenden Money Advice Centre is a registered charity and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

4 May 2020 – As of 4 May, Harpenden Cares volunteers have answered 1067 calls & emails, completed 349 food deliveries, and made 73 deliveries of prescription medications.

27 April 2020 – As of 24 April, Harpenden Cares volunteers have answered 937 calls & emails, completed 291 food deliveries, and made 60 deliveries of prescription medications.

26 April 2020 – From The Herts Ad: Hertfordshire Scrub Hub makes and delivers scrubs to NHS workers fighting coronavirus

24 April 2020 – From The Herts Ad: Family undertake cycle ride from their Harpenden homes for mental health charity

20 April 2020 – From ITV: Neighbouring Harpenden streets burst into impromptu performance of ‘We’ll Meet Again’

20 April 2020 – Since launching in late March, Harpenden Cares volunteers have been working hard to ensure people in Harpenden are getting the help they need during this time. Volunteers have answered and responded to 771 calls & emails, made 41 prescription medication deliveries, and completed 214 food deliveries to people who are vulnerable or self-isolating.

16 April 2020 – From The Herts Advertiser: Harpenden school teachers create face shields for NHS…

06 April 2020 – From The Herts Advertiser: New initiative to recognise St Albans delivery staff during coronavirus pandemic

31 March 2020 The Herts Advertiser wrote a story on Harpenden Cares!

26 March 2020 – The Harpenden Cares website was launched today!

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