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CATEGORY ONE SERVICES (Health)

Where services appear in italics this indicates a signposted service

PHYSICAL

Diabetes

  • Harrow Council: Public Health
    • Diabetes Expert Patient Programme 8 week self‐management course, led by expert users, to improve knowledge and confidence and manage long‐term condition, with a focus on diabetes
    • Structured education - X‐PERT Eight week course on Prevention of Diabetes, managing Diabetes and managing insulin
  • Harrow and District Diabetes Support Group
    • Monthly Support Group providing a safe, social forum to discuss diabetes and its effects

Hypertension

  • Harrow Council: Public Health
    • Standard Expert Patient Programme Six week course for people, led by expert users, to better understand and manage long term conditions, with a focus on self management
    • Healthy Walks Series of 20 weekly local walks, graded to suit abilities
  • Capable Communities Ltd: Specialist Consultant
    • Healthy Living Club Weekly informal social group focused on information, advice and support for those affected by Long term conditions, with a focus on hypertension , diabetes and maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Harrow Heart Group: British Heart Foundation Local Group)
    • A quarterly support Group open to anyone who has suffered a heart attack, providing peer group support, predominantly for those aged over 65
  • Pulse Finders: Northwick Park Hospital Support Group
    • A quarterly support Group with a focus on rehabilitation, open to anyone who has suffered a heart attack, providing peer group support, predominantly for those aged over 65
  • Active Friday Club
    • Adult Disability activities such as athletics, bocchia, cricket, new age curling, keep fit, dance and more at Harrow Leisure Centre

EXERCISE

  • Exercise on Referral
    • Aspire National Training Centre, Wood Lane, HA7, Tel: 020 8420 6715
    • Harrow Leisure Centre, Middlesex, HA3, Tel: 020 8901 5980
  • Healthy Walks
    • 6 organised healthy walks around Harrow Parks, Tel: 020 8966 1059
  • Falls Prevention
    • Weekly community-based falls prevention groups to help older people who have suffered a fall or who are at risk of falling to improve their mobility, strength and balance and re-build their confidence.

HEALTHY EATING

  • Capable Communities (FRUITABLES)
    • Healthy Eating 6‐week cooking demonstrations, focused on use of healthy, affordable foods to reduce obesity/improve diets.
    • Fruit and Veg Stalls Volunteering Opportunity to assist sales and distribution of healthy produce at close of school in primary schools, offering skills and opportunity for accredited training (Food Hygiene and Health and Safety)
    • Meals Club Provision of healthy meals from Harrow Leisure Centre kitchen with delivery and befriending chat aimed at reducing isolation and improving healthy eating outcomes, provided by Volunteers
    • Foodbank Voucher-based food distribution to families in Harrow that are in need

DEMENTIA

  • South Harrow Christian Fellowship: Friendship Cafe A weekly café for people with difficulties with mental cognition, offering:
    • Monthly visits from professional musicians Harrow Music Service, to explore different musical cultures and song, hands-on experience of instruments and the creation of musical conversations (Soft? to loud, Slow to fast, rhythmic expression)
    • Weekly sessions further exploring music cultures, song and rhythm with musical lead at SCHF
    • Language support
    • Healthy meal/snack.
  • Harrow Council: Annie’s Place - 020 8736 6600 Drop-in service offering advice and support for those recently diagnosed with dementia and their carers.
  • Harrow Carers – 020 8868 5224 3-week course for Carers of people with dementia, providing help to manage feelings and experiences, in order to improve wellbeing, while caring for your loved one.

COUNSELLING

  • Mind in Harrow 020 8426 0929
    • The Harrow Talking Therapies Service (IAPT) offers access to talking therapy and employment based services, which are provided in partnership by CNWL Foundation NHS Trust, Mind in Harrow and Twining.
  • Yakeen Counselling Service (Charged for) 020 8427 6796
    • Asian women experiencing loneliness/depression, bereavement
  • Harrow Carers 020 8868 5224
    • Confidential counselling in a safe environment
  • Relate 0300 003 2324
    • Relationship counselling/Sex Therapy
  • Harrow Bereavement Care 020 8427 5720
    • Trained volunteers helping people cope with bereavement
  • Wish 020 8416 7277
    • Counselling and Support for Young People
  • Bereavement Drop in
    • Pinner -  Cannon Lane 020 8866 0534
    • Wealdstone -Holy Trinity 020 8863 6131
  • PLIAS Resetlement (Ex Offenders) 0208 838 6800
    • 1: 1 Counselling/mentoring
    • Life Coaching
  • Radiate 020 8616 6962
    • Individual 1-2-1 support and a safe environment for breaking isolation.

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

  • Harrow AA 0800 917 7650
    • For adults with a drink problem
  • Harrow Al Anon www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
    • For family, carers, friends of those with a drink problem
  • Westminster Drug Project (WDP) 0300 303 2868
    • Drug and Alcohol Support, aftercare skills for life, dual diagnosis counselling, psychosocial interventions
  • Narcotics Anonymous 0203 432 2709
    • Cygnet Hospital

OTHER

  • Harrow Council Reablement (6-week plan post hospital discharge) Charged for 0208 901 2680
  • Harrow Council Sexual Health  email: sexual.health@harrow.gov.uk

CATEGORY TWO SERVICES (Rights)

Where services appear in italics this indicates a signposted service

ADVICE & INFORMATION

  • GENERAL ADVICE AND INFORMATION SERVICES: Citizens Advice 020 8427 9477 General Advice and Information aimed at all residents across
    • Housing
    • Welfare benefits
    • Money /debt
    • Employment
  • Support and Wellbeing Information Service (SWISH) 020 8426 0929
    • Information and Advice service care in relation to the Care Act 2014
  • Mind in Harrow 020 8426 0929
    • Welfare Rights information bulletin (six monthly)
    • Hayann advocacy and interpreting support to Somali mental health service users
  • Brent Irish Advisory Service (BIAS) 0208 459 6655
    • Info, advice and support to Irish people
  • Harrow African Caribbean Association (HACAS) 020 8427 0659
    • Cultural, moral and educational support for the community, plus info to access services
  • Helplines
    • Rape and Sexual Abuse Helpline – 0808 802 9999
    • Women and Girls Sexual Violence Helpline 0808 801 0770
    • Men’s Advice Line 020 8801 0327
    • Harrow Alcohol Support Helpline 0203 432 2709
  • Asian Women’s Resource Centre 020 8961 6549
    • Women’s drop-in sessions - networking and information
  • Harrow Iranian Community Association 0208 426 4308
    • Advice, support for refugees and new arrivals to access services
  • Harrow Offering Parents Encouragement (HOPE) 020 8863 7319
    • Parenting courses and 1:1support
  • EKTA - 020 8515 7879
    • South Asian Service User Group
  • Healthwatch Harrow - 020 3432 2889
    • Independent consumer champion for health and social care
  • PLIAS Resetlement 0208 838 6800
    • Education, Employment Skills, Advice on Legal Issues
  • Harrow Council: Families Information Service 020 8901 2690
    • Information about childcare provision across Harrow

ADVOCACY

  • Harrow Law Centre 020 8863 4355
    • Provides free and independent Legal advice to those living or working in Harrow, where another community organisation cannot assist, such as a solicitors letter, representation or advice in briging a judicial review
  • Community Solutions 020 8869 8481
    • Independent Advocacy relating to the Care Act 2014
  • Support and Wellbeing Information Service (SWISH) 020 8426 0929
    • Information and Advice service providing information and advice regarding adult social care in relation to the Care Act 2014
  • Harrow Association for Disabled People  020 8861 9920
    • Advocacy for Children’s Social Care and Health Complaints
  • Powher 0300 456 2370
    • Independent Mental Health Act Advocacy (IMCA)
  • Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Information & Advice Service (SENDIAS) &020 8428 6487
    • Advocacy services on Children’s service
  • Paiwand 020 8905 8770
    • Free and professional advocacy at OISC Level 3, including representation at tribunals
  • Harrow Association of Somali Voluntary Organisations 0208 423 5948
    • Advice on immigration OISC Level 1, housing and benefits
  • Horn Response Project
    • Mental Health Support service for refugees, particularly from the Somali community
  • Harrow Carers - 020 8868 5224
    • General advocacy to Carers
  • Loud and Clear 0208 900 2221
    • Independent Mental Health Advocacy for Northwick Park hospital patients only
  • Sangat Advice Centre (Charged for) 0208 427 0659
    • Advocacy for Asian people with LD or mental health issues, including representation at tribunals

CATEGORY THREE SERVICES (Wellbeing)

Where services appear in italics this indicates a signposted service.

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Mind in Harrow 020 8426 0929
    • Befriending Service A volunteer befriender will spend time with someone who feels lonely and isolated, about once a week for two hours.
    • Bridging Cultures Improve access to mental health services, tackle mental health stigma and increase cultural understanding among local health professionals.
    • Nedaye Zan Nedaye Zan aims break down barriers preventing the Afghan community from accessing local mental health/social welfare.
    • Stepping Stones (Charged for) Stepping Stones enables service users to move into mainstream courses and leisure activities, giving them greater control over their lives and renewed confidence and independence.
      • Beginners' Photography – gain confidence to create excellent imagery! (Please note that you will need a digital camera to attend this course) -
      • Sketching and Painting – learn how to create your own masterpieces, with all materials provided
      • Yoga – the golden key that unlocks the door to peace, tranquillity and joy; union of the mind, body & Spirit
    • Writing For Recovery Group must be paid for using a personal budget. This group allows people experiencing mental health issues to explore wellbeing through writing and express themselves in a safe, creative space. It offers a fabulous choice of creative writing styles – including prose, poetry and playwriting – with an experienced tutor, as well as tailored support throughout. (Charged for and must be paid for through Personal Budget)
    • Head for Work Project to help improve self-confidence, employability skills and employment opportunities. Services users will train to provide mental health awareness training to local employers as accredited trainers, increasing the knowledge and understanding of mental health for employers, thereby reducing mental health stigma, discrimination and exclusion from employment.
  • Re think 0300 5000 927
    • Mental illness Carers Support Group
    • Bridge Day Centre offering range of activities
  • Harrow Council: Wiseworks  020 8863 8704
    • Pre-vocational work centre with adults with a mental health difficulty
  • Harrow Carers 020 8868 5224
    • Education Workshops A series of education workshops to help you learn more about mental health difficulties, people’s experiences with them and what you can do to help.
    • Depression
    • Autism and Managing Challenging Behaviour
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Personality Disorders (facilitated by Recovery College)
  • Mental Health Carers Service
    • 1: 1 support
    • Psychological information services

CARERS

  • Harrow Carers 020 8868 5224
    • Carers Training Programme Workshops and courses are designed to equip carers with essential skills to carry out the caring role with confidence. Courses/Workshops provided throughout the year on
      • Back care
      • Everyday First Aid
      • Manual Handling
      • Back Care
      • Health & Safety in the Home
      • Healthy Eating/Nutrition
      • Care Act Training
      • Financial Management
      • Welfare Benefits
  • Support in arranging Social care and Respite
  • Support accessing transport schemes
  • A voice to speak on your behalf
  • Signposting for specialist support
  • Wellbeing Courses and Workshops
  • Support Groups/Drop Ins
  • Training
  • Carers of all age groups (11 years to 90 years plus)
  • Evening appointments (Wednesday only)
  • Short, medium and long term counselling
  • Respite (Charged for)

OLDER PEOPLE

  • AGE UK HARROW 020 8861 7980
    • Befriending Befriending service for people receiving less than three visits per week aimed at reducing isolation. Not for cleaning, personal care or accessing health services
    • Time Banking (Communities Click) Giving and receiving of time for low level and non-professional support in the home, reducing isolation and encouraging community activity
    • Social Activities Leisure, social and educational opportunities for over 50s (Charged for)
    • Will writing Appointment based, with home visits for Housebound (Charged for)
    • Sudbury Neighbourhood Centre Range of activities for older people

LEARNING DISABILITY

  • Harrow Mencap 020 8869 8484
    • Children and Young People: After School and Saturday Clubs for disabled children and young people
    • Young People: Skill Up – Support for learning disabled people aged 18-25 to get active, involved, gain independence and life skills, have new experiences and  make friends
      • Happi Feet Disco
      • Harrow Stones Football Club
  • Learning Disabled Adults: Day Opportunities, Domicillary Care, Respite, Supported Breaks
  • Harrow Association for Disabled People - 020 8861 9920
    • Young People with Learning Disabilities Contemporary Dance Group  Age 12+
    • Junior 1:1 Club for children with learning disabilities
    • Computer 1:1 Club for children with learning disabilities
    • Senior Computer 1:1 Club for people with learning disabilities
    • One to one friendship support - we match people with learning disabilities with special volunteers
    • Changes Nightclub - an integrated night club for people with learning disabilities and their friends
    • Travel training project - to help  people with learning disabilities become more independent
    • Harrow Healthy Living Skills development for learning disabled adults in a range of areas through the Red Brick Café

DISABILITY

  • Harrow Association for Disabled People - 020 8861 9920
    • Deaf Services – BSL Courses, Interpreters, Dropi In, Equipment Advice, Coffee mornings,
    • Money & Me - special workshops to help manage money and become more independent
    • RADAR Keys
  • Harrow Mencap – 020 8868 8484
    • Care Agency (Charged for)
    • 1 : 1 Support (Charged for)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  • Hestia Women’s Aid – Domestic Abuse Support Refuge  020 8357 0126
  • Hestia Harrow Domestic Abuse Service 0208 907 8148
  • Victim Support – 0808 168 9291
  • Harrow Women’s Centre – 020 8422 1100
  • Havens: Sexual Assault Referral Centre – 0203 299 6900
  • Forced marriage Unit – 020 7008 0151
  • Respect (perpetrators) – 0845 802 4040
  • Family Planning – Caryl Thomas Clinic – 020 8863 7004
  • Gallop LGBT+ - 020 7704 6767

FLOATING SUPPORT

  • Hestia Housing
    • Housing Support for Older Adults 65+ 0208 429 8791
    • Domestic Violence 0208 357 0126
  • Look Ahead
    • Generic Care and Support for 18+ (Floating support for 16+)  0208 900 8998
    • Mental Health Services rapid response 020 8422 5534
    • EX Offenders and Substance Misuse 0208 900 8998
  • Community Solutions 020 8869 8481
    • 24-hour respite support and personal care to people with learning disabilities living in their own home. The service runs also summer holiday activity scheme, day services and befriending service
  • Radiate (For Vulnerable Adults)  - 020 8616 6962
    • Individual 1-2-1 support and a safe environment for breaking isolation.
    • Employment support, advice on volunteering opportunities
    • Advice on self-employment and business planning
    • Computer training, education and learning support skills
    • T-shirts, Card Making, Art and Craft groups
    • Open discussion, motivation groups and life skills sessions
    • We promote a holistic approach to health and well-being, such as the therapeutic touch which takes place every Monday.

HOUSING

  • Harrow Women’s Centre - 020 8422 1100
    • Provides women and children with direct referral to a refuse and placement in safe accommodation
  • Firm Foundation 020 8426 5515
    • Support for Homeless People and Rough Sleepers
    • Single Homelessness signposting drop in

DAY CARE

  • Sneh Care – 020 8830 2666
    • Day Centre offering range of activities for Asian community
  • Jewish Care – 020 8922 2000
    • Day Centre - Keep fit, art, handicrafts, current affairs
  • Tamil Community Service – 020 8570 7750
    • Fortnightly well-being sessions
  • Community Solutions 020 8869 8481
    • 24-hour respite support and personal care to people with learning disabilities living in their own home. The service runs also summer holiday activity scheme, day services and befriending service

VOLUNTEERING

  • Harrow Carers 020 8868 5224
    • Volunteer for Change Focused on adults disadvantaged by language, social isolation and disability or impairment to enable them to participate in volunteering activities
  • DO IT
    • Referral through www.do-it.org National Volunteer Brokerage service offering a range of cross-borough opportunities for volunteering
  • PLIAS Resetlement- 0208 838 6800
    • Volunteering

LEISURE

  • Kenton METHODIST CHURCH  07958 962 007
    • Zucker
    • Solanki Yoga
    • Yoga
    • Nandini Shah Yoga
    • Manisha Yoga
    • Kuntal Bollywood Dancing
    • AB Coasters (Line Dancing)
  • Harrow Women’s Centre - 020 8422 1100
    • Knitting, ESOL, older Ladies Club
  • Shaw Trust 0800 085 3446
    • Horticulture Training

LIBRARIES (BIBLIOGRAPHY)

  • Cultural COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS - 07957726822 Referral through participating libraries (Gayton, Kenton, Pinner, Stanmore, Roxeth, and Wealdstone) offering:
    • Online Courses
    • Lending services (Books/CDs/DVDs)
    • PC Booking
    • Housebound Lending Service