What is Help Harrow?

Help Harrow is a new way of connecting vulnerable residents to vital local services throughout the current cost of living crisis and beyond. Help Harrow offers food support, advice, mental health, and emotional well-being services for children, young people, and adults.

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Who is Help Harrow For?

Harrow Council along with a number of local voluntary sector organisations have come together to form a partnership to support Harrow residents through financial difficulties and other difficulties caused by the pandemic. This response service is for:

  • Local Harrow residents for self-referral of all ages
  • Households affected by Covid-19
  • Organisations to refer households in need
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How to become an access point?

Local organisations can become an 'access point' which means they can use Help Harrow to submit referrals on a household's behalf (with permission) Organisations that are eligible to become an access point include:

● Harrow charitable and voluntary sector organisations
● Schools and other educational institutions
● Public sector organisations
● NHS services

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Other resources for Harrow residents

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Mental Health Hub

Find projects and resources that support mental and emotional health for young people in Harrow. From well-being sessions and peer support groups to young carers youth clubs and healing and meditation in Harrow.

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Cost of living support

With soaring energy bills, mortgage rates, and food price increases you can find here information about food support, mental health and local support, housing, and low-cost furniture and electricals.

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HAF programme

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme is for children and young people aged 5-16 years eligible for Free School Meals, benefits related that live or go to school in Harrow.

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SEND/Neurodiverse support

Find support and resources for Harrow's SEND/Neurodiverse community.

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Jobs and apprenticeships

Have a look at our list of vacancies that we have on our website from the voluntary sector. You will see apprenticeships, training, volunteering and trustee opportunities and full-time and part-time jobs.

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On this website you can find

Organisations supporting children and young people in Harrow
Activities and support in Harrow

Latest news

Harrow Young Adult Mental Health Partnership 2022-2023


The report for the Harrow Young Adult Mental Health Partnership pilot offers a comprehensive overview of the outcomes achieved by young people aged 16-25 who engaged with various mental health services. The report also covers a brief evaluation of how the partnership worked in its pilot year and the shared learning for service partners and deliverers.

Life Limiting Behaviour Intervention and Support Programme


The main aim of this pilot was to establish a collaborative network of local projects involved in the advancement of health and saving lives through a range of preventative and specialist programmes around children and young people engaging in life limiting behaviours.

Holiday, Activities and Food (HAF) Programme 2023 | Mid-year report


In total, we distributed over £467,000 in direct grants for the HAF Easter and Summer 2023 programme. Grants were awarded to 23 organisations offering a wide range of opportunities right across Harrow targeting a diverse range of children and young people, including Romanian, Iranian, Afghan and Tamil communities.