The Sangat Advice Centre was established in 1997. They aim to support members of the Asian community and other minority communities living in Harrow and neighbouring boroughs, in particular through ensuring that they have information about their rights and through advocacy. They work in particular with people with little knowledge of English, vulnerable people, disabled people and those with mental health issues. Their areas of expertise include welfare benefits, housing, debt, discrimination, immigration and appeals (they can represent clients at tribunals). If they cannot assist a client or provide a particular service needed, they will either signpost or refer the case to an appropriate agency. They work closely with the statutory services, Housing Associations, Benefit Agency, and a number of voluntary organisations. Finally, they provide outreach support to carers from black, ethnic minority and refugee communities, as well as advice and advocacy to help prevent homelessness.
Sancroft Road, Harrow, HA3 7NS
Harrow and surrounding boroughs
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Closed 1pm-2pm, plus bank holidays.
Appointments offered within a few days of first contact
Who is it for:
Members of the Asian community and other minority communities living in Harrow and neighbouring boroughs who need support and advice, particularly those who speak little English
English, Gujarati, Romanian and Hindi. Interpreters used for other languages.
Fully accessible for people with mobility issues
£30 per advice session
How to apply:
Self referral or referral by other agencies. You can make an appointment by getting in contact or dropping into the centre during office hours.
186, as well as all buses serving Wealdstone High Street.
Harrow and Wealdstone (Bakerloo, Overground and National Rail)
Limited, some disabled spaces