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Thank you for attending our free event in partnership with Community Catalyst

Thank you for attending our free event in partnership with Community Catalyst

A big thank you from our team at HERTS DPSS

We extend our warmest gratitude to each and every one of you who joined us at the Hertfordshire Direct Payment Support Service event in Stevenage. Your presence made the occasion truly special, and we are grateful for the opportunity to connect, share knowledge, and support one another.

In collaboration with Community Catalysts, we aimed to create an enriching and empowering experience and your active participation contributed significantly. It was inspiring to witness our diverse Hertfordshire community coming together with our united vision of taking a person-centred approach to care support.

Thank you once again for making this event memorable.

We look forward to the continued collaboration and the positive changes that will undoubtedly result from our collective efforts.


Eager to learn more? here are some ways we can support you:

Join us for our upcoming Direct Payment holder peer support and training sessions to receive support from our expert team for FREE virtually using Microsoft teams.

Require a Personal Assistant?  (PA) complete our PA vacancy form to receive support from our Recruitment Officers in sourcing a PA.

Looking to learn more about Direct Payments? Visit our useful resources section of our website. Including employing a PA toolkit.

Interested in continuing to learn about  Support Brokerage? Visit our website to learn more about how we could support you. You will also find our referral form should you wish to apply for support in sourcing a care provider.


Require additional support or have a question?

  1. Call our team:  01992 367297
  2. Email our team:

Recap of our event highlights:

  1. Met the Team: Attendees had the chance to get acquainted with our dedicated team and explore the comprehensive range of services we offered.
  2. Connected with Local Enterprises: We proudly partnered with over 20 Community Catalyst enterprises, bringing together a network of support services under one roof. This provided attendees with a unique opportunity to explore resources in their community, covering aspects such as home care, community engagement, companionship, and respite.
  3. Shared Experiences: The event facilitated connections within the Direct Payment community, allowing participants to share their experiences and gain valuable insights. Attendees embraced the opportunity to build a supportive network and learn from each other’s journeys.
  4. Asked Questions: Our expert team, including employment advice and guidance, as well as PA recruitment officers, were available to address queries. Additionally, members of the HCC team were on hand to provide insights into our services, ensuring that attendees had the information they needed.

A big thank you to Carnie Fitzgerald, the dedicated HERTS DPSS independent support broker for exceptional efforts in organising this event. We would also like to express our appreciation to Sara Murphy, COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE CATALYST (HERTFORDSHIRE), and all the participating enterprises for their impressive stalls and enthusiastic presence. Special thanks are also due to the HCC team (Hertfordshire County Council) for their valuable support and active involvement in making this event a success. Lastly, we want to acknowledge and thank our own team at Hertfordshire Direct Payment Support Service for their hard work and dedication to our event and community.

17 November 2023