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This is an easy read document using Pictures and Words. If you need help with this please talk to your Support Worker or Carer.

Contents What is this about? Accessing Statutory Services
Public. All local authorities obliged by statute to provide some services social services, NHS hospital treatment and benefits

Making the most of money including Benefits Getting support from other organisations Having fun by joining clubs Healthy Living Finding college courses and training opportunities Housing options Employment Work placements Volunteering opportunities

What this book is about?
Pictures Words This book will give you information about some of the services available in and around Harrow . Harrow Mencap staff are happy to tell you what is available to a person. Some things in this book will be for Children and young people Adults Carers and Families.

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It is important to know that some times things start but have to end. This is because there is not enough money to carry on or maybe there is not enough staff or it could be for another reason.

What this book is about?
Pictures Words Remember if you are interested in something in this book you or your support worker should make a call to check that it is still happening. Some things in this book will be
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free cost money only be available to some groups of people have rules maybe full and this may mean you will to put your name on a waiting list. You may need support with

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It is important to know that Harrow Mencap cannot be held responsible for any problems you may have with the things in this book.

Emergency Services
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Words Harrow Central police station Kirkland House 11 15 Peterborough Road Harrow Pinner police station 1 Waxwell Lane Pinner Police station information Centre. Station Road Harrow No emergency call - 101 If you need help and are in danger you must call - 999






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If you need an ambulance call 999 If you need the fire brigade call 999.



____________________________ Emergency Duty social work team out of hours 0208 424 0999 Harrow Council Civic Centre 020 8863 5611

Local Health services
Pictures Words Harrow Learning Disability Health Team 020 8966 6425 If you think you need help with The following you can call the above number.
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Psychology Psychiatry Community nursing Physiotherapy Occupational Therapy

Or need to know about Chiropody  Dentist  Epilepsy Clinic __________________________


Northwick park hospital 020 8864 3232 _________________________ Edgware NHS Walk in centre 020 8732 6459 __________________________ NHS Direct 0845 46 47

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Family Planning Clinic 020 8864 9744

Support from Social Workers
Pictures Words If you need help from social services call this number 020 8424 1234 They will talk to you and depending on your needs will pass you to the best team. _________________________ Children with Disabilities Young people under 18 020 8966 6481 ___________________________ Re-ablement Team Short term help one to six weeks People with personal budgets People who need on going care 020 8901 2680 ___________________________ Personalisation support 020 8736 6111 ___________________________ Long term care team 020 8424 1694 ___________________________ After 5pm or at the weekend Emergency duty social work team out of hours 0208 424 0999

Personal budgets and direct payments
Pictures Words If you have a personal budget or get direct payments you can choose and buy the support you
Personal budget

would like. You will need to have an assessment to get this. If you are interested and want to know more then you should speak to Social services. 020 8424 1019 Having a break

Respite

If you would like a break and you have a personal budget or direct payments you can shop for this support by visiting; www.shop4support.com Community solutions Personalisation team

Advice on benefits
Pictures Words Help with Housing & Council tax benefit 020 8901 2610 ______________________________ Help with Welfare Benefits 020 8861 9920 [email protected] __________________________________

The independent living Fund


Helping people with disabilities to live in the community. 0845 601 8815 www.ilf.org.uk The National Debt line



Free confidential advice on dealing with debt problems 0808 808 4000 helpline www.nationaldebtline.co.uk

Some Support groups
Picture Words Harrow Mencap 020 8869 8484, 020 8423 7382 Mind 020 8426 0929 Kids Can Achieve 020 8868 5629 HAD 020 8861 9920 Age UK Harrow 020 8861 7980 The Womens Centre 020 8422 1100 The Haven ADHD Support group Harrow 020 8426 1719 National Autistic Society Harrow 020 8866 2244 Harrow Carers 020 8868 5224 Sure start 0208 427 0134 HASVO 0208861 2176 HACAS 020 8930 9420 Harrow Afghani association 0208 861 6990 Harrow Russian association 020 8426 6003

Advocacy and Counselling
Pictures Words Harrow Mencap Health Advocacy Project 020 8869 8482 __________________________ Advocacy Voice Advocacy befriending service 020 8422 4535 __________________________ HAD Advocacy 020 8861 9920 [email protected] __________________________ Harrow Bereavement care Counselling service 020 8427 5720 __________________________ Sangat Advice Centre Advocacy and advice 020 8427 0659 07956 918 774 __________________________ Relate Counselling 020 8427 8694 www.relate.org.uk __________________________ Citizens Advice Bureau 0208 424 1419 0844 826 9711 www.adviceguide.org.uk ________

Having fun by joining clubs
Pictures Words Kids Can Achieve
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Youth group Holiday scheme After school club Why try Film club 020 8868 5629

[email protected] ___________________________ Harrow Gateway
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Teenage Club Relaxing club night Lunch club Athletics Table tennis

07815 853 529 [email protected] ___________________________ Ashiana www.ashianacharitytrust.org.uk [email protected] 0208 428 7542 07961 728 399

Having fun by joining clubs
Pictures Words Harrow Mencap
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Wednesday Get2gether club Snooker club Football club Phool wadi (07903 140 126) Saturday Stay and play Summer scheme

_____________________________ Community Solutions Lots of activities for groups or individuals. 020 8869 8481
[email protected]

_____________________________ Harrow Crossroads 020 8868 0903 The milmans therapeutic activity programme evenings and weekends

Having fun by joining clubs
Pictures Words Tanglewood club 020 8422 7781


Music, activities, sports, make friends! [email protected]

____________________________ Special Connections Drama Group 020 8866 5449


Drama workshops for 9-19 years integrated group Email: [email protected]

_____________________________ Penniwells group


Horse riding for the disabled

020 8207 4525 www.penniwells-disabledriding.co.uk

Travel
Pictures Words Community transport 020 8 427 6619 __________________________ Taxi Card 020 7934 9791 [email protected] __________________________ Freedom pass 0845 275 7054 Harrow 020 8901 2670 __________________________ Blue badge 020 8863 5611 __________________________ Transport for London Travel planner 0843 222 1234 __________________________ Dial a ride To request application call 0845 999 1999 Bookings 020 7309 8900 __________________________ Harrow Concessionary travel For advice call 020 8901 2680

Keeping fit
Pictures Words Eagles sports club  Table tennis 020 8429 2920 ___________________________ Harrow Gateway  Table tennis and athletics 0208 866 4389 www.harrowgateway.co.uk ___________________________ Harrow Hawks cricket club  Cricket www.harrowcricketclub.co.uk ___________________________ Kingfisher swimming club


Swimming club for Disabled 020 8427 8126 www.kingfishers.org ___________________________ Harrow Mencap


Stone Stars football club

020 8423 7382 ___________________________ Rickmansworth sailing club for the Disabled


www.cvssailors.co.uk 01923 776611

Keeping fit and healthy
Pictures Words Hatch End Pool Harpers 020 8428 8041 ___________________________ Harrow Leisure Centre 020 901 5980

Aspire leisure centre 020 8420 6716 ____________________________

Walk your way to health in Harrow For details on walking groups in Harrow call: 020 8966 1059
[email protected]

Feeling good
Pictures Words Complementary therapies Disability Foundation c/o Royal National Orthopaedic 020 8954 73 73


Email: [email protected] Website: www.the-disabilityfoundation.org.uk _________________________ Healthy Living centre


Keep fit classes

020 8420 9383 __________________________ Free out door gyms Alexandra avenue park south harrow  Chandos recreation ground Edgware __________________________


Bollywood and Urban fusion


All levels and abilities 07849 989 855 www.dancevibes.co.uk

Training
Pictures Words The Red brick at the Healthy Living centre  Work placements for students.  Opportunities to learn new skills. 0208 420 9380 [email protected] __________________________ Aspire National Training Centre Free course to train disabled people as fitness instructors For more info call Tasha 020 8420 6716 __________________________ Shaw Trust Training


Training and work placements in Gardening within a garden centre and shop. (Horticulture)

020 8954 4287 www.shaw-trust.org.uk __________________________ CMSS Skills development centre  Training  Work placements  Access college courses 020 8866 3711

Learning
Pictures Words Learning up your street Adult, community and family learning courses in community venues across Harrow council. Evening and Day courses. 020 8428 1182 www.learninharrow.org.uk __________________________ Choices 4 all Learning and work opportunities 020 8424 0848 __________________________ CFBT  Advice and Guidance and careers information (13-25year olds) [email protected] Youth Stop Centre 020 8861 1531 __________________________ A Personal Advisor will talk to you


about what you would like to learn. When choosing a college course. It is important to remember that sometimes this costs money. This is why it is important to talk to a personal advisor.

College Courses
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Words West Herts College Supported learning Foundation studies

Tel: 01923 812000 __________________________ Oaklands College  Learning for living and work Advice Centre 01727 737 080 __________________________ College of North West London  Skills for life 0208 208 5050 __________________________ Stanmore College


Entry level only

020 8420 7700 __________________________ Harrow College Learning links programme
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Ready to work Personal progress Basic cooking skills To Find out more call 020 8909 6000

Housing
Pictures Words There are many different housing choices. This is a list of the types of housing that could be available to you. ____________________________ Housing Associations


Metropolitan Housing 020 3535 3000



Churches Housing Association

0208426 4995 ____________________________ Renting Privately Contact your local estate agent www.rightmove.co.uk __________________________ Supported Living This means living in a home where you would get some help with your everyday tasks. To find out more speak to your social services or visit: www.supportforliving.org.uk

Housing
Pictures Words Residential Care This means living in a home where you would have care day and night. If you are interested in finding out more about residential care then you should speak to social services or support worker. You can ask for a Housing Options Plan. _________________________ Harrow Adult Placement Service For people who live in Harrow and wish to be supported in Family homes. To find out more call: 020 8863 5611

Housing
Pictures Words Extra Care Housing Scheme Ewart and Abigail House is 47 self contained flats with 24 hour care if needed. ____________________________ Shared Ownership To find out more about this scheme contact Harrow Council or visit www.housingoptions.co.uk ___________________________ Harrow Council Housing Advice
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020 8424 1093 020 8420 9640 020 8861 4079

[email protected]

Harrow Housing Assessment Team 020 8424 1543 __________________________ Occupational Therapy If you want to stay in your home and need aids to help you with everyday tasks call: 020 8863 5611

Finding a Job
Pictures Words __________________________ Job Centre Plus


For more information contact the Learning Disability job advisor 020 8210 5254 0845 604 3719 Job seekers direct 0845 6060 234 www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk

_____________________________ Seetec  Support finding work with A letter from Job centre plus 020 8872 4169 __________________________ Slivers of time [email protected] 020 8869 6300 Quoting Slivers of time Harrow This is for people who can work for a little time. It may involve small tasks .

Find a Job
Pictures Words Prospects Training courses for people with Autism.  Dealing with anxiety in the work place  Communication skills 020 7704 7450 www.autism.org.uk/prospects [email protected] __________________________ Mencap pathways Support with finding employment and a Job trainer will help you with CVs job searches and interview skills. 07944 244 843 __________________________ Xcite Job Club
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Xcite Job club

Job Support Work club CV club

020 8416 8959 __________________________ Leonard Cheshire Disability Discover IT centre Harrow college 0845 6717173

Volunteering
Pictures Words CVS council for voluntary services
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The Harrow and Hillingdon V team ‘improving the profile of volunteering for Young people aged 16-25 years
[email protected]

___________________________ Voluntary Services


For volunteering opportunities and the chance to learn new skills, build new friendships and make a contribution.

020 8863 5426 [email protected] ___________________________ Harrow Mencap


Volunteers needed 020 8869 8484 ___________________________ Harrow Gateway



Volunteers needed

07815 853 529 [email protected]

Some Places to go/Things to do
Pictures Words Vue cinema Harrow 08712 240 240 ______________________________ Bingo Harrow 020 8427 8155 ______________________________ Soft play Harrow Leisure Centre 020 901 5980 ______________________________ Ruislip Lido 01895 622595 [email protected] ______________________________ Canons park  Adventure Playgroup  Cafe  Disabled Toilets www.friendsofcanonspark.org.uk ______________________________ Lava lanes Stanmore 020 8420 7318 ______________________________ Belmont farm (Mill Hill) 020 7318 4421 ______________________________ House bound Library service 020 8424 1058 [email protected] ______________________________ Harrow Toy Libraries www.harrow.gov.ukextendedschools

Useful numbers
Pictures Words Disability Aids Mobility world: 020 8424 2512 ______________________________ Meals on wheels Enquiries 020 8901 2680 ______________________________ Social Services Respite The Firs Bedford House 020 8866 5696 ______________________________ Neighbourhood Resource Centres Kenmore: 020 8736 6351  Byron: 020 8736 6381  Vaughan: 020 8424 1019 ______________________________ Safeguarding adults 020 8420 9453


Respite

Safeguarding children 020 8424 1147 _____________________________ Care Quality Commission 03000 616161 Learning Disability Partnership Board 020 8869 8484 (David House)

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