HelpHarrow was developed as a partnership project to deliver immediate emergency support to residents of Harrow. This was initially focused on food support, but has since gone on to evolve into a one-stop shop for all aspects of support.

The council has been a key partner in setting this up, with the initial intention of HelpHarrow fulfilling the councils need to supply food to those shielding and unable to get alternative food support.

The system is now a robust and increasingly utilised portal for residents to self refer or be referred by a growing list of access points.

The principle of universal support, regardless of the resident’s situation, is enshrined in the HelpHarrow ethos.

Co-ordinating partners

Harrow Council, ZigZag Housing, Young Harrow Foundation, Harrow Community Transport, London Community Kitchen, Harrow VCS Forum

Food partners

Londons Community Kitchen, Roxeth Community Church, My Yard, The Breaking Bread Trust, Sri Lankan Muslim Cultural Centre, RCCT CIC, Rethink, Firm Foundation, Covid Stanmore Group, NHS students, RNOH, Bently House, Paxton House, Romanian Community Hub, Stanmore Temple, Salvation Army, Harrow School, The Masons (kenton), NIDA Community Services.

Advice Partners

SWiSH partnership, Harrow Law Centre, Citizens Advice Harrow

Mental Health partners

Arts for life, Wish Centre, Kooth, Everystep matters, Educational Psychology Service (Council), Centre for ADHD & Autism, Barnados, Mind in Harrow, Paiwand

Food Donors

Lions, Felix project, Morrison’s (Harrow/Hatch End), Wenzels, Masonic Lodge, OFFL, Daksha, Tesco Pinner Hill, Willesden Temple, Harrow School, City Harvest, Stanmore Temple, Hilton Hotel Wembley, Waitrose Partners Charity, OKA, Harrow Food Bank, Co-op, Tesco Harrow, Stanmore Mosque, Sewa Day