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YC Hertfordshire One Stop Shop at the XC, Hemel Hempstead

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YC Hertfordshire has a One Stop Shop at the amazing XC Centre in Hemel Hempstead. In the Hemel Hempstead One Stop Shop young people from the Dacorum area can get information, advice, guidance and support on education, work, training and volunteering. We also offer advice on drugs, finance, health, including sexual health and contraception, housing and much more.

In the YC Hertfordshire Hemel Hempstead One Stop Shop you can get information, advice and guidance on a wide range of questions and issues such as:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Benefits and finance
  • Counselling
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Stop smoking
  • Education
  • Health
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Jobs and careers
  • Relationships
  • Self esteem
  • Sexual health and contraception (free condoms and chlamydia testing)
  • Training
  • Volunteering
  • Youth work and positive activities

We also have PCs that can be used for research, developing CVs and searching for jobs and training. Trained staff and counsellors can offer you the opportunity to sit down and discuss a wide range of topics confidentially and in private - either call into the One Stop Shop or telephone to make an appointment.

Sexual health and contraception

At all YC Hertfordshire One Stop Shops you can get sexual health information, support and advice. The service is free and confidential and includes:

  • Free condoms through the c-card Hertfordshire scheme
  • Free chlamydia testing
  • Free pregnancy testing
  • Sexual and general health advice

What is the c-card Hertfordshire scheme?

c-card Hertfordshire is a sexual health scheme for young people aged 13-25 that aims to help you:

  • Make the right CHOICES regarding relationships
  • Get free CONDOMS to prevent unplanned pregnancies and reduce sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Get tested for CHLAMYDIA and other STIs
  • Understand the types of CONTRACEPTION available

When you register with this scheme you will be issued with a card which contains a unique ID number. You will then be able to use this to pick up free condoms from any registration or easy access point in Hertfordshire where you see the c-card logo.

The YC Hertfordshire Hemel Hempstead One Stop Shop is a c-card registration and easy access (distribution) point.

Visit the c-card Hertfordshire website for more detailed information.

Opening times

Personal advisers and employment and training advisers are available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 2-5pm.

You can drop in without an appointment within these hours or call first to make an appointment if you wish.

Outside of these opening times you can email a personal adviser via the purple 'Need Advice' button here on the YC Hertfordshire website for a reply within two working days or visit the National Careers Service website for careers advice.

For information about YC Hertfordshire One Stop Shops and Centres in other areas of Hertfordshire please click here.

The One Stop Shop in Hemel Hempstead has been awared the 'You're Welcome' accreditation for services to young people.

The XC is fully wheelchair accessible.


Venue: The XC Centre, Jarman Park, Hemel Hempstead HP2 4JS

Age Range: 13-19, up to 25 if you have a disability or learning disability

Cost: Free

Timing and Repeats:
Please see above for the opening times of the YC Hertfordshire One Stop Shop at the XC in Hemel Hempstead.

Booking Info: Possible, but not necessary

PDF: Enabling Young People to Succeed leaflet

Contact: Lynne Redpath, tel:01442 454934

Organisation: YC Hertfordshire Dacorum Team, tel: 01442 454934, email: yc.dacorum@hertfordshire.gov.uk, website: click here...

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