Connected Communities

Information and support services for older people in Haringey

What does it do?

The programme can provide anyone in the borough support with:

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • English lessons (Adult learning)
  • Council Tax
  • Parenting and childcare
  • Benefits and financial advice
  • Getting involved in community activities and groups
  • Applying for the EU settlement Scheme

Our hub support workers can provide support with:

  • Linking clients up with specialist support such as employment, Council Tax and Housing advisors
  • Support with navigating through the system to access the right support when it’s needed
  • Providing information, advice and guidance on a broad range of services and topics to help clients become more independent

Our Housing Advisors can support with:

  • Private-rented disrepair issues
  • Rent arrears
  • Preventing homelessness
  • Landlord disagreements
  • Eviction notices

Our Local Area Coordinators (LACs) can provide support to residents with:

  • Identifying their strengths, goals and needs
  • Finding practical ways of becoming more independent
  • Developing and using personal and local networks

Who it is for?

Connected Communities is a programme set up to improve access to Council and Voluntary services and support in Haringey to encourage residents to live their version of a good life.

Where it is available?

Local service (Haringey).

What it costs:

It is free to speak with your local connected communities coordinator

How to access or apply for it:

Our team are based in community settings all over the borough to make services more accessible. We have two main locations where you will find someone from the team every day of the week:

  • Wood Green Library, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm (ground floor)
  • Marcus Garvey Library, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm (first floor)

For more information on the support provided and how to get in touch with a service, please take a look below at following page of the Haringey Council website: https://www.haringey.gov.uk/community/connected-communities

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Info last updated:

04/12/2019