During this time we understand that families may face certain difficulties. Below are a list of important contact details that may be of use during the school closure.

Havering Children’s Centres for families & children - online support during COVID-19

Supporting Children with Learning Disability/ASD - Coping with COVID-19 isolation

Coronavirus - A Book For Children

COVID-19 Useful Resources for Children & Adults

Gov Updates Regarding COVID-19

Havering Childrens Centres

Havering Family Services Hub

Havering School Admissions

Turn to Us - Family Support

Harold Hill Foodbank 

Working from Home - Your Mental Wellbeing Action Plan

During school closure, Foodbank Vouchers can be requested from the following organisations:

Homes in Havering

48 Farnham Rd,



01708 434000

Peabody Trust,

1st Floor Holgate House,

6 Western Rd,



01708 776770

Havering Heroes have started delivering food parcels to residents identified as most vulnerable and likely to be affected by the current restrictions.  If you know residents who may need supplies due to age or bad health:

call 0800368 5201  / Lines open :  8:30am-18:00pm weekdays    11:00am - 16:00pm weekends

Welfare Rights Unit

The Welfare Rights Unit is part of the London Borough of Havering’s Adult Social Services Department.  It is their brief to advise residents of the borough with information on how to maximise their income and sign post them towards other services they may find beneficial.  They work in partnership with the Pension Service and have close working links with other agencies in the borough.

How to Contact:

In person:

The Public Advice and Service Centre
Liberty Shopping Centre,

The second and fourth Thursday of the month, between 9am and 1pm.

By email:

Email welfarerightsunit@havering.gov.uk

By telephone:

01708 434444

This is an answer machine please leave your name and daytime telephone number, one of the officers will call you back.


They are able to offer advice on all types of Benefits and Allowances these include:

  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Tax Credits
  • Pension Credit
  • Personal Independence Payments and/or Disability Living Allowance
  • Attendance Allowance


They have also put together guides relating to some of the above benefits:

Lone Parents: https://www.gingerbread.org.uk/

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