Hastings Advice and Representation Centre (HARC)
The Advice and Community Hub
St Leonards on Sea
Public phone: 01424 428375 (Tuesday & Thursday 2pm – 4pm) / Welfare Benefits Helpline: 0333 344 0681 (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm)
Website URL: http://www.harcuk.com
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. East Sussex Welfare Benefits 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, 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.
Languages other than English: Dutch, French, German and access to interpreters.
Charity number: 1083566
Year established: 1982
Staffing: 10 full time staff, 5 part time + 3 volunteers.
Public transport: 5 minutes walk from Warrior Square train station.
Record last checked: 26 April 2018