Our Services

The New Apton Centre is the home of Age Concern, Bishops Stortford which is open to people over the age of 55.  It is a social centre, which is open five days per week providing the older community with the opportunity to socialise and participate in a range of social activities.

We have had to significantly reduce the numbers of those attending and our activities on offer to ensure we are meeting COVID guidelines and as such we are currently offering the following activities:


  • Gentle exercise sessions

  • Art and Craft workshops 

  • Games and quizzes

  • Support Workshops

  • Click here to see our revised timetable for Spring 2021


In addition to our current services, we are also providing the following services to support our community during the COVID-19 pandemic in partnership with Operation Community Bishops Stortford:


Befriending Home Visits

Creating a social 'bubble' visit for up to 2 hours per week in your own home. 

Call 01279 504748


Telephone Service

Contact us to register for this service or let us know of people in your community who we could support

Call Bishop's Wellbeing on 01279 657394

Advice and support

Call Us if you have any questions or need to seek advice or support

Call 01279 504748

Other supporting services in the area

The Hertfordshire Country Councils adult social care unit can help you Including social care, blue badges, bus passes, day services, services for carers and reporting concerns about an adult or a care home.

Provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people's lives. Aiming to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face.

An independent charity and part of the Citizens Advice network across England and Wales.

Herts Help

 0300 123 4044

Hertfordshire Age UK Information and Advice Line can help

0300 345 3446

Hertfordshire Age UK advice line can support with:

  • Claiming benefits

  • accessing local services

  • community care queries

  • housing options

  • IT training...and much more. 

We are HertsHelp - a network of community organisations in Hertfordshire working together.

We're here to listen and help you find independent support, guidance and information you need to get the most out of life.

If someone is in immediate danger - call 999.

Call Day or Night if you are concerned about the well-being of an adult.
You can tell us about:

  • General concerns about a care home or other care services

  • Concerns that an adult can't look after themselves

  • Concerns that an adult at risk (someone who needs care and support and can't protect themselves) is being abused or neglected.