Cost of living support

The cost of living crisis is having a huge impact on families across Harrow, with soaring energy bills, mortgage rates, and food price increases. find below information about food support, mental health & local support, housing and low-cost furniture.

Local Food Support

Harrow Food Bank

The food bank works using a voucher referral system. Vouchers are issued by a local agency to access food at the food bank, such as Citizens Advice Harrow or your Health Visitor.

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Healthy Start Vouchers

If you receive qualifying benefits, are pregnant, or have at least one child under the age of 4, you can receive free vouchers every week to spend on food and milk.

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Help Harrow

A new way of connecting vulnerable residents to vital support like food, and advice, as well as mental health and emotional well-being for anyone in Harrow.

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London's Community Kitchen

You can visit the London Community Kitchen market every Friday 3 - 6 pm to access surplus food for free at The Kind Cafe (next to Harrow Leisure Centre).

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My Yard

They support you to sustain your community by using surplus food as a tool to provide strategic support for communities in Harrow & Barnet.

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Romanian Food Hub

The Romanian Food Hub provides families and vulnerable adults weekly access to non-perishable food and opportunities offered by the organisations collaborating through their Network.

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Mental health and local support

Harrow's early support

Harrow’s Early Support Children’s five centres in the Cedars Hub run a range of free activities and services, from pregnancy to 9 years old.

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Harrow Mental Health hub

Local organisations in Harrow are helping young people with their mental and emotional health. From well-being sessions to young carers youth clubs.

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Harrow HAF Programme

Activities for children and young people aged 5-16 years, during the school holidays (Winter, Easter, and Summer) and eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) benefits related.

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Community Connex

They are a health and social care organisation supporting people with disabilities and other disadvantages and their families to live healthier, happier, and inclusive lives.

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The Cove

Harrow Cove is a safe, and inclusive space for individuals who are struggling to cope with their mental health and daily life, receiving support to reduce their immediate anxiety and distress.

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Home-Start (part of the Home-Start UK network) offers emotional and practical support to families in Barnet, Brent, Enfield, and Harrow to help you on your parenting journey.

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Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They are there for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. No pressure. They support anyone who needs someone.

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The Support and Wellbeing Information Service Harrow (SWiSH) helps people in Harrow to access information about local services and advice about ways to keep safe and well.

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Harrow Warm Hubs

Warm Hubs have been created for people and families to find warmth, food, support, and help this winter.

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Housing & financial crisis information and support

Harrow Council Homelessness Team

They can support you by preventing you from becoming homeless and enabling you to take up any housing options that may be offered.

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Harrow Hardship fund scheme

The scheme is a discretionary service that supports qualifying residents in extreme emergency situations. It provides awards of between £10 and £100 for a short period of time.

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Harrow Law Centre

Harrow Law Centre provides a free and independent legal advice service on housing, welfare benefits, immigration, and employment to people who live or work in Harrow.

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Citizens Advice

They provide money advice, benefit, housing, or employment problems. You may be facing a crisis, or just considering your options.

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New Horizon Youth Centre

They support young people facing homelessness with information about accommodation, employment, education & training, personal development and health & wellbeing.

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Harrow Council Cost of Living Page

Harrow Council has created a page on their website with information and signposting to support.

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Low cost furniture and electricals

BHF Harrow Home Store

Range of quality preloved furniture, electricals, and homewares from sofas, tables, beds, and wardrobes to TVs and home appliances.

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St. Luke's Hospice

St. Luke's Hospice sells furniture in its Kenton shop and small furniture in its North Harrow shop. Electrical items are sold at its Harrow Weald shop.

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Trinity Furniture Store

Trinity Furniture stores cover 10,000ft2 and have a huge selection of household furniture and electricals – they offer a unique selection of high-quality and affordable items.

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Voluntary action harrow resources

Voluntary Action Harrow has developed a comprehensive list of local and national resources to help with the cost of living crisis.

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Latest news

YHF Members Newsletter (November)


Welcome to the Young Harrow Foundation Newsletter - where we will share the latest opportunities for our members and associate members.

Harrow Funding Fair 2023


Come on the 24th of October to the Harrow Funding fair, organised by Young Harrow Foundation and Voluntary Action Harrow. It's held at Harrow College from 10 am to 2 pm.