Rotary supports many charities worldwide. This year the 3 headline charities supported by the St Albans clubs are:

 

HADHerts Action on Disability is a charity helping older and disabled people to lead an independent life. Two equipment centres provide a wide range of products for disabled people, and a six-strong fleet of adapted, wheelchair-friendly vehicles provide transport  24-hours a day. Our driving assessments can help those with a physical disability find suitable vehicles and adaptations. We also offer a variety of therapies and a friendly information and advice service.

 

Youth TalkYouth Talk in Spencer Street is a free and confidential counselling service for young people between the ages of 13 and 25 who live, work or attend school/college in the District of St Albans. We work on a self-referral only basis, so promoting personal responsibility. We provide a secure, warm and non-stigmatising environment. All our counsellors are qualified therapists and highly experienced in working with young people. Youth Talk has a National award for innovation and an award for services to the community.

 

Home Start Home Start volunteers help families with young children deal with the challenges they face. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children. Families struggling with post-natal depression, isolation, physical health problems, bereavement and many other issues receive the support of a volunteer who will spend around two hours a week in a family’s home. We also support families in groups and help with access to local services.