Community and Support Services

The information below includes links to various community and support services that can assist with social, financial and care needs.

Social Services – Herefordshire Council

Information regarding social services provided by the local council can be found at their Social Care and Support webpage. They can also be contacted on the telephone numbers below.

Adult Social Care Advice and Referral Team – 01432 260160

Emergency Adult Social Care – 0330 1239309

Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) for Children – 01432 260800

MASH Out of Hours Number – 01905 768020

Health Visitors

The Health Visiting Team can offer support to all families that have pre-school children; this could be help with your children’s feeding, crying or toileting problems.

Health visitors are here to offer support throughout your children’s early growth, and emotional and physical development. The team can also offer advice and help if you are ‘feeling low’ or attempting to alter your lifestyle by trying to lose weight or give up smoking. 

To make an appointment contact the team on 01531 637601.

The Five Key Visits
1. When you are around 28 weeks pregnant
2. 10 – 14 days following the birth of your baby
3. When your baby is 6 – 8 weeks old
4. A review of your child’s development at 9 – 12 months
5. A review of your child’s development at 2 – 2 1/2 years.

Carers’ Support

Herefordshire Council

Herefordshire Council has a Support for Carers webpage, which has information and links to various services to help support carers.

CarerLinks Herefordshire

CarerLinks offers emotional and practical support to unpaid carers, helping them to protect their health and wellbeing and cope with their caring role. Carer advisors provide a listening ear and can link carers into services and support.Please visit the CarerLinks Herefordshire website for further information or telephone them on 01432 663057.

Age UK

Age UK is the country’s leading charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. Age UK can provide companionship, advice and support for older people who need it most.To find our more about the support Age UK are able to offer to those caring for an older friend or relative please visit the Age UK website.

AdditionalUseful Contacts

Hereford Carers Office – 01432 261 558

Cross Roads Caring for Carers – 01788 573 653

Hereford Carer Liaison Worker – 01432 260 000

Carers UK – 0808 808 7777

Short Term Breaks – 01432 261 627

Carers Action – 01432 272 724

Hereford Young Carers – 01432 356 068

Talk Community Hubs

Talk Community Hubs are located across Herefordshire and provide a safe place where people can access up to date wellbeing information and signposting to local and national resources. They also connect people to services, groups and activities, either within the local area or across the county, which can help them support their own wellbeing and independence.

The hubs also help bring people together and build friendships, whilst further strengthening our local communities, which are the beating heart of Herefordshire.

Information about Ledbury hubs can be found on the Talk Community Hubs: Ledbury webpage.

Food Bank – Ledbury

The Ledbury Food Bank is a charity that aims to help if you are suffering from financial hardship and finding it difficult to provide food for yourself, your family or dependents. 

Further information can be found on the Ledbury Food Bank website or by telephoning them on 07581 283092 during their opening hours.

Hospice Services

St Michael’s Hospice provides the best possible care for people who have life-limiting illness and supports their families, friends and carers. To learn more, visit the St Michael’s Hospice webpageor telephone them on their 24-hour advice line at 01432 852 080.