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Support & Wellbeing Information Service Harrow (SWiSH)

17/05/2016

logoSupport & Wellbeing Information Service Harrow (SWiSH)

Harrow Community Action (HCA), a consortium of local voluntary organisations, is running the Support & Wellbeing Information Service Harrow (SWiSH) with five local charities: Age UK Harrow, Harrow Carers, HAD, Harrow Mencap, Mind in Harrow. This service has been commissioned by Harrow Council from August 2015 to provide a local Care Act 2014 Information & Advice Service.

 Who is the service for?

This service is for anyone in Harrow aged 18 years and over who wants information or advice about local support services and ways to keep safe and well. The service is also open to staff in local organisations.

What do we offer?

We can offer information and advice about a wide range of services, including how to: keep fit and well, manage finances, join social groups, look for work, start a course, access help with housing or welfare benefits, apply for a personal budget, meals on wheels or care at home.

We can also help to find services which offer:

Legal advice, welfare benefits casework (eg completing applications or appeals), housing casework (eg completing applications or appeals), debt advice, independent financial advice or regulated financial advice, advocacy

How can you contact the service?

Harrow residents or staff in local organisations can contact us by phone, email or letter. You can make an appointment to see an adviser or attend an information event.  To make a general SWiSH enquiry, please contact Mind in Harrow using the following details:

Phone: 020 8426 0929

Email: info@mindinharrow.org.uk

Opening hours: 9am-5pm Monday to Friday

Or you can contact one of the specialist information & advice charities directly.  Their contact details are available from this link:

www.harrowca.org.uk/support-wellbeing-information-service-harrow-swish/swish-partners-contact-details/

 

About the Care Act 2014

The Care Act 2014 introduced huge changes to social care services and many new rights for local residents, including a right to information about types of care and how to access them. Please visit the link below to download our factsheet about the Care Act 2014 and SWiSH referral form.

www.harrowca.org.uk/support-wellbeing-information-service-harrow-swish/

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