The Hertfordshire Additional Needs Database (HAND) gives parents and carers of a child or young person with an additional need aged 0-19 years, the opportunity to register on a database which provides:
- A newsletter each term
- Concessions on leisure facilities
- Information on benefits, activities, support groups, and much more
- An opportunity to influence planning of future services
Joining HAND is a choice for parents and carers who have a child with additional needs, not joining will not affect eligibility for services following an assessment. However, if there is a complete picture of the additional needs of children and young people in Hertfordshire, the information will improve service delivery and the planning of a new service for the future. The database will also provide a contact list for information about services and new developments to be sent directly to families.