Harrow do not currently operate a dedicated fuel poverty scheme, but they do offer a few services that may be able to help those experiencing fuel poverty. The Harrow Help Scheme was introduced to mitigate the impacts of recent welfare reforms; they operate an Emergency Relief Scheme that can provide short term support to people experiencing a risk to their health or safety. The scheme can help with funding for a range of things including food, white goods and energy fuel. Harrow also operate a Handyperson service, whilst Harrow Council Homes can help with heating and hot water repairs for their tenants. For further details and eligibility criteria, please see below.
Borough website: http://www.harrow.gov.uk
Advocacy and befriending service for people with learning disabilities
0208 280 2256
Service subject to available funds, and is limited to a maximum of 6 hours work per year (spread over a maximum of 4 visits per year).
This work could include:
- Basic plumbing
- Basic carpentry
- Basic electrics (inc. replacing lightbulbs)
- Home security
- Other small jobs (e.g. minor painting and decorating)
For eligibility criteria and contact details, please see the website
Harrow Council homes- heating and hot water repairs
Tenants can contact the council’s heating contractor, Quality Heating, directly.
Freephone 0808 156 1518 or 01494 795 038
For emergency out of hours repairs
0800 614 4546 or 020 8901 2630 (Option 1)
The Harrow Help Scheme
Introduced to mitigate the impacts of welfare reforms. Various help available, including:
Harrow Emergency Relief Scheme
Designed to provide short term support to people who are experiencing a risk to their health or safety because of an emergency situation.
Can help with funding for:
0208 416 8266
Foodbanks in Harrow
Foodbanks are open in several different locations across Harrow – for more details on venues, times and eligibility please see the website
Helpline and Telecare service
0208 901 2680
For a list of the services available in Harrow by tenure, please see the borough pdf below.
London Fuel Poverty Hub Borough Information Harrow