Watford One Stop Shop - YC Hertfordshire, YouthPoint Centre for Young People, Watford

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The Watford One Stop Shop is at the amazing YouthPoint Centre for Young People. In YC Hertfordshire One Stop Shops you 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 including free condoms, housing and much more. Everything is free and confidential. You can also find out about lots of activities and events in your area.

What is a YC Hertfordshire One Stop Shop?

In the YC Hertfordshire Watford 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 (appointments can be booked between 3pm - 6pm, please call 01923 482828 to book)
  • Education
  • Health
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Jobs and careers
  • Relationships
  • Self esteem
  • Sexual health and contraception (free condoms, pregnancy testing and chlamydia testing)
  • Training
  • Volunteering
  • Youth work projects and programmes

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. We work closely with local counsellors who provide support from our One Stop Shop. If you think you may need the support of a counsellor, please visit the One Stop Shop or call us.

Sexual health and contraception

YC Sexual Health

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?

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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 Watford One Stop Shop is a c-card registration and easy access (distribution) point.

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

You're Welcome
The Watford One Stop Shop has been awarded the 'You're Welcome' quality mark for young people's health services. This means you will be welcomed into a friendly atmosphere, offering a confidential and expert service.

Opening times

Monday to Friday 2pm-5pm (Wednesday until 6pm)

You can drop in any time between 2pm and 5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or between 2pm and 6pm on Wednesdays. There is no need to make an appointment.

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.

See details of the other YC Hertfordshire Centres in Hertfordshire here.

The Watford One Stop Shop is fully wheelchair accessible.


Venue: YouthPoint Centre for Young People, 206-210 Lower High Street, Watford WD17 2EL

Age Range: 13-19, up to 24 if you have a disability or a learning disability

Cost: Free

Timing and Repeats:
Please see above for opening times of the Watford One Stop Shop.

Booking Info: Drop-in / no booking needed

PDF: Enabling young people to succeed

Organisation: YC Hertfordshire Watford Team, tel: 01923 482828, email: yc.watford@hertfordshire.gov.uk, website: click here...

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