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Mind Your Money! Welfare Rights links

This page lists all the links from the latest Mind Your Money! Welfare Bulletin, which can be downloaded here. If you find any errors, please let us know.

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

Find out if you are entitled to Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support and make an online claim: www.harrow.gov.uk/benefits

Notifying the Council of any changes to your circumstances if you receive Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support: www.harrow.gov.uk/circumstances

Information on other benefits and organisations that can offer advice: www.harrowadvice.org.uk

Additional information: www.harrow.gov.uk/housing

Employment

Help with Employment Support Allowance:
www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/campaigns/benefits/where-you-can-find-help

Disability Benefits

A straightforward guide to UK benefits: www.householdquotes.co.uk/uk-benefits-guide

Information about Personal Independence Payment (PIP): www.gov.uk/pip/overview

Advice about a claim already made: www.gov.uk/disability-benefits-helpline

The questions that are asked at a PIP assessment: www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/pip/indexxx.php

New claims for PIP
To make a claim, phone DWP on the PIP new claims phone line.
Telephone: 0800 917 2222
Textphone: 0800 023 4888
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

Information about Universal Credit: www.gov.uk/universal-credit/overview

More information about welfare reforms: www.harrow.gov.uk/info/200003/housing_policies_and_planning_for_housing/
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Calculate your full benefit entitlement: www.harrowcalc.entitledto.co.uk

Calculate how the Benefits cap will affect your household: www.gov.uk/benefit-cap-calculator

Further information on the reduced benefits cap: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/the-benefit-cap/the-benefit-cap-what-you-need-to-know

Details on who may be exempt from the benefits cap: www.turn2us.org.uk/Benefit-guides/Benefit-Cap/Am-I-affected-by-the-Benefit-Cap#guide-content

Turn2Us online benefit calculator: benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk/AboutYou

Concessionary Travel Entitlements

Application form and guidance notes for all Harrow Council concessionary travel entitlements: www.harrow.gov.uk/info/100010/health_and_social_care/527/
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Apply for a parking space outside your home: www.harrow.gov.uk/info/200072/parking/835/
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Harrow Help Scheme - Harrow Council

Harrow Food Bank: harrow.foodbank.org.uk

Find out if you meet the criteria for Discretionary Housing Payments and make an application: www.harrow.gov.uk/dhp

Debt or Other Financial Issues

Help if you are struggling with money, including making Council Tax payments: www.harrow.gov.uk/help

The Vicar’s Relief Fund, which provides rapid-response grants of up to £350 to help alleviate housing difficulties for vulnerable people: www.smitfc.org/grants (please note that applications are only accepted from professional support workers and CAB advisors on behalf of their service users)

Sources of Advice or Information

General Welfare Rights Advice

Harrow Council
Appointments for any of the previous Council services
Tel: 020 8901 2616
Book online: www.harrow.gov.uk/benefits

Harrow CAB
Including debt advice
www.harrowcab.org.uk
Tel: 020 8427 9477
advice@harrowcab.org.uk

Paiwand Afghan Association
www.paiwand.com
Tel: 020 8905 8770
info@paiwand.com

Brent Irish Advisory Services
Accessible to Harrow residents
www.biasbrent.co.uk
Tel: 020 8459 6655
info@biasbrent.co.uk

Harrow Law Centre
www.harrowlawcentre.org.uk
T: 020 8863 4355
info@harrowlawcentre.org.uk

Entitledto.co.uk
www.entitledto.co.uk/help/Benefit_Changes_April_2017
www.harrowcalc.entitledto.co.uk


Housing Related

Harrow Council - Housing Advice
www.harrow.gov.uk/housing
Tel: 020 8424 1093
housingadvice@harrow.gov.uk

Shelter
http://england.shelter.org.uk/get_advice/advice_services_directory
Tel: 0808 800 4444
info@shelter.org.uk

Advocacy Services

NHS Complaints - Harrow Association of Disabled People (HAD)
www.had.org.uk
Tel: 020 8861 9920
r.balanfante@had.org.uk

Independent Care Act Advocacy, including mental health – please contact to check eligibility
Harrow Mencap
Tel: 020 8423 7382
mencap@harrowmencap.org.uk

Mental Health Support

Mind in Harrow – Mental Health Information Helpline
www.mindinharrow.org.uk
If you or someone you care for have mental health issues you can contact Mind in Harrow who provide one-to-one support and signposting. There is additional information on our online directory: http://directory.mindinharrow.org.uk/Pages/Subjects.aspx
Tel: 020 8426 0929
info@mindinharrow.org.uk

Support & Wellbeing Information

SWiSH - Support & Wellbeing Information Service Harrow
Information or advice about local services, including where to: keep fit and well, manage finances, join social groups, look for work, start a course, access help with housing or welfare benefits or apply for a personal budget.
www.harrowca.org.uk/support-wellbeing-information-service-harrow-swish
Tel: 020 8426 0929
info@mindinharrow.org.uk

Employment Support

The Xcite Employment Project at Harrow Council
www.harrow.gov.uk/xcite
020 8420 9392 
xcite@harrow.gov.uk