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Hastings Advice and Representation Centre (HARC)

Contact details

Hastings Advice and Representation Centre (HARC)
The Advice and Community Hub
Renaissance House
London Road
St Leonards on Sea
TN37 6AN

Public phone: 01424 428375 / 0333 344 0681


Website URL:

General information

Service offered: Advice and information on a range of issues for people who are unemployed, on low incomes or who have a long term illness or disability. Specialist help in welfare benefits. Representation at first tier and upper tribunals. Grants to help with returning to work. Starter grants for young single homeless people. HARC phone advice Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Outreach advice surgeries in Bexhill, Hastings and Rye.

Target group: People who are unemployed or on a low income, or who have a long term illness or disability.

Area served: East Sussex

How to contact: Phone (01424 428375 / 0333 344 0681 - Benefits Helpline), email or write.


Monday: 9am – 4pm

Tuesday: 9am – 4pm

Wednesday: 9am – 4pm

Thursday: 9am – 4pm

Friday: 9am – 4pm


Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm


Wheelchair access: Yes - full

Accessible toilets: Yes

Access notes: Level entrance. Disabled parking opposite in Kings Road.

Other information

Languages other than English: Dutch, French, German and access to interpreters.

Charity number: 1083566

Year established: 1982

Staffing: 12 full time staff, 6 part time

Public transport: 5 minutes walk from Warrior Square train station.

Record last checked: 29 June 2022


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