Other pages on our website related to COVID-19
Government, Universal Credit and Health Advice
- For those with school age children – More people are claiming UC than ever before and schools are now able to issue weekly shopping vouchers worth £15 to spend at supermarkets while schools are closed due to Coronavirus. You can check your eligibility and claim at https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals
- For the self employed – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme
Free Debt Advice
Help with Health Costs
- Check to see if you are eligible for free treatment – https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-help-health-costs
- If you’re pregnant or have children under the age of 4 you can get free vouchers or payments every 4 weeks. Check you are eligible. – https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/
Citizens Advice Harrow
Temporarily stopping face to face service due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Telephone : 0808 250 5705 (freephone) available…
Monday & Tuesday 9:30am-3:30pm
Thursday & Friday 9:30am-1:00pm
Webchat : https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/aboutus/contact-us/web-chat-service/ available…
Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm
Self Help : www.citizensadviceharrow.org.uk
Emergency Food Help
For Harrow Residents – Harrow Council Helpline 020 8901 2698
For Harrow Residents – https://helpharrow.org/
For Harrow Residents – Harrow Foodbank locations (to redeem a voucher) https://harrow.foodbank.org.uk/locations/
Trussell Trust Harrow Foodbank distribution centre at Rayners Lane Baptist Church
The distribution hours will be every Saturday 10am – 12pm.
For Hillingdon Residents – Hillingdon Foodbank locations (to redeem a voucher) https://hillingdon.foodbank.org.uk/locations/
Food surplus distributor – http://www.bestbefore.org.uk/portal/
For Harrow Residents http://www.harrow.gov.uk/hardshipfund
For Harrow Residents https://www.harrow.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/support-residents
For Hillingdon Residents https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/community-support#community%20support
For Hillingdon Residents – https://www.h4all.org.uk/
National Support Services
The Find an Adviser tool allows you to search for sources of information and advice on benefits, housing, jobs, legal issues and other practical help.
Turn2Us Grants Search https://grants-search.turn2us.org.uk/
Grants for families in financial hardship – https://www.logcabin.org.uk/?q=blog/grants-families-financial-hardship
A charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon to Fri, 9:30am to 5:30pm)
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)
Men’s Health Forum
24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm)
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.
Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider’s Access Charge
Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider’s Access Charge
A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments
Phone: 0845 120 3778 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm)
Young suicide prevention society.
Phone: 0800 068 4141 (Mon to Fri, 10am to 5pm & 7 to 10pm. Weekends 2 to 5pm)
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon to Fri, 9:30am to 4pm)
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24 hour helpline)
Offering a limited service
Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.
Textcare: comfort and care via text message: sane.org.uk/textcare
Peer support forum: sane.org.uk/supportforum
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon to Fri, 9:30am to 4pm)
Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)
Phone: 0845 769 7555 (24-hour helpline)
Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily 10am to midnight)
National Domestic Abuse Helpline
phone: 0808 200 0247
Other national support services
Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 0800 1111 for children (24-hour helpline) 0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)
Refuge (domestic violence)
Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)
Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.
Phone: 0300 222 1122 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm. Weekends, 10am to 4pm)
Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0844 477 9400 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm)
Phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12 to 2:30pm, 7 to 9:30pm)
Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24 hour helpline)
Beat (eating disorders)
Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under 18s)
Mencap (learning disabilities)
Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Phone: 0808 808 1111 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm)
Family Lives (parenting)
Advice on all aspects of parenting including dealing with bullying.
Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 9pm. Sat and Sun, 10am to 3pm)
The UK’s largest provider of relationship support.