Free Advice, representation & Case work
Harrow has an estimated 58,792 members of South Asian communities resident in the Borough and over 250,000 in neighbouring Boroughs.
Sangat Advice Centre, a not for profit, company limited by guarantee, is based in Harrow Wealdstone. Wealdstone is the most deprived part of Harrow and has a very large South Asian population, many of whom have very little knowledge of the English language.
The AIMS of the Centre are :
* To ensure that the local and neighbouring Asian community have information about the Law to enforce their rights with regards to welfare benefits, debt, immigration, discrimination, etc.
* To help prevent homelessness through advice and advocacy.
* To ensure that the elderly, the frail, people with learning disabilities, people with mental health difficulties and disabled people get access to statutory services.
* Provide advice, information, advocacy and case-work on issues of concern to the Asian community in particular, to refugees and to the community at large.
Getting in touch with us:
Thas possible.e demand for our services is greater than our resources. However, we aim to be as fair and as helpful aspossible.
You can contact us on telephone ( 020 8427 0659 ) for an appointment.
Our Office hours are:
Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
How we respond
When a client first contacts us, we offer an appointment with one of our advice workers within a few days. This appontment gives the client a chance to talk through his/her concerns or problems with the adviser who will then help the client in consideing how s/he wishes to go forward.
Some of the areas of services we cover are:
Appeals ........... we continue to expand our areas of service...
Opportunity for other resources
If we cannot assist a client or provide a particular service, we will either sign post or refer the case to an appropriate agency. We work closely with many agencies and organisations.
We were awarded a Quality Mark from the Legal Services Commission in December, 2000.