Age UK Harrow offers a free and confidential information and advice service for older people, their families and carers.
What do we provide?
Age UK Harrow Advice Service can offer you up-to-date and accurate information and advice on a wide range of issues to help you make informed decisions
- We will tackle any discrimination or prejudice that you face
- We have an equal opportunities policy which we observe at all times
Find Out More About:
- Community Care
- Leisure and social activities
- Trusted traders
- Welfare benefits
We can also provide advice on:
- Your rights to Social Services
- Most other things that affect your quality of life
We may be able to take action on your behalf. We can put you in contact with our other services. If we cannot help you, we will try and put you in touch with people who can.
How we work
- Our service is free
- We will keep your business confidential
- You can talk to us in private
- We will not make judgements about your life or what you want to do
- We will not be influenced by any interest other than yours
Out in the community
Age UK Harrow Information and Advice representatives will be present at these venues to answer your questions about benefits, community care, housing and transport options for older people:
Wealdstone Library Thursday 16th May 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm
Gayton Library Thursday 20th June 2019 10:00am
In addition to these dates, we also have an information desk every Tuesday from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at Pinner Library.
Community Groups Age UK Harrow has been in touch with
While almost all of them are based in Harrow, a few do operate from the neighbouring boroughs, but welcome members from Harrow. Community members often like to stay with friendship groups, leading to pan borough links.
View the listing (Acrobat PDF file)
My Health London is a great website by the NHS that gives lots of useful information about health related issues. You can compare Care Homes, look up memory services and dementia cafes, and use an interactive map to find over 600 NHS, Local Authority and other services.
Age UK London Business Directory is a new online searchable list of traders who have been rigourously checked. It is being developed in 2013 so if it doesn't have many entries yet, do try again later.
Support & Wellbeing Information Service (SWiSH)
This service is part of the Support & Wellbeing Information Service (SWiSH), which is a Care Act 2014 service commissioned by Harrow Council. The service is for anyone in Harrow looking for ways to keep safe and well. We can also respond to enquiries from staff in local organisations. This service is run by a Harrow Community Action (HCA) consortium of 5 local charities: Age UK Harrow , HAD, Harrow Carers, Harrow Mencap and Mind in Harrow.
Arvind Sharma - Chairman of Healthwatch talking about the benefits of SWiSH.