Our Partners

We work with a number of partners to support our clients. Our partners are a variety of community, public, and private sector organisations. We’re proud of what we achieve together.


apetito is the country’s leading provider of food for care homes, hospitals, and meals on wheels services. By concentrating on this market, apetito focus on meeting the nutritional needs of older and vulnerable people. We have worked with apetito for many years. They continue to impress us with their dedication, innovation, and the quality of their award-winning food. To find out more about apetito’s food, see here.

Hertfordshire County Council

As the county’s meals on wheels provider, we work closely with Hertfordshire County Council’s Adult Care Services and Public Health. We support social workers and other frontline staff and we work with commissioners to develop new services. We also work with Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Trading Standards to ensure our clients remain safe.

Social Business Trust

The Social Business Trust is a charity established to help grow social enterprises. They connect organisations like HILS with established corporate partners. In April 2015, following an extensive application process, HILS joined the SBT portfolio. HILS has, as a result of SBT support, secured funding for a senior post, hosted an EY secondee, and had a number of new board members join.

Herts Impact

Herts Impact is a coalition of twelve similar voluntary sector organisations in Hertfordshire. By working closely together Herts Impact share best practice and collaborate to ensure we maximise the impact of our work.

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Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) works within the county providing a wide range of community health services.
HILS works together with HCT to promote independence and support people to stay living at home for longer. HILS also delivers a Nutrition and Dietetics support service in the west of Hertfordshire in partnership with HCT.

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The Malnutrition Task Force

The Malnutrition Task Force (MTF) was established in 2012 to combat the epidemic of malnutrition in later life. An independent group, the task force is comprised of experts across health and social care, including HILS, who have come together to support the prevention of malnutrition in older people nationwide.

HILS Chief Executive, Sarah Wren, is a member of the MTF.

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A1 Optician

A1 Optician provides a Free Domiciliary/Home Eye Testing and Spectacle Fitting service to the elderly and housebound in the comfort of their own residence. They have been commissioned by the NHS to provide this free service across Herts, Beds, Bucks and Berks. To find out more, click here. A1 Optician

Our memberships

We are members of the following:

  • Association for Nutrition (AfN)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • British Dietetic Association (BDA)
  • Community Development Agency Hertfordshire (CDA_
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Hertfordshire Care Providers Association (HCPA)
  • Local Centres for Voluntary Services (CVSs)
  • Malnutrition Task Force (MNF)
  • National Association of Care Catering (NACC)
  • Social Enterprise East of England (SEEE)
  • Social Enterprise UK (SEUK)

Our response to COVID-19

We've been taking proactive measures to ensure we can safely continue providing vital services in the community. Click below to read more about how we are responding to COVID-19.

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01462 887181

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