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Hastings Advice and Representation Centre (HARC)

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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 (Tuesday & Thursday 2pm – 4pm) / Welfare Benefits Helpline: 0333 344 0681 (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm)


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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 or have been affected by the welfare reforms. 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 Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 2pm – 4pm. Benefits & Debt Advice Project Helpline Mon – Fri 9am to 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 or have been affected by the welfare reforms.

Area served: East Sussex

How to contact: Call in, phone (01424 428375 / 0333 344 0681 - Benefits & Debt Helpline) , email or write.


Monday: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Tuesday: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Wednesday: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Thursday: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Friday: 9.00am – 4.30pm


Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm


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 + 2 volunteers.

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

Record last checked: 31 July 2018


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