Services and Activities

  

 

 

Services and Activities 

 

Information, Advice, and Advocacy including Casework in English-Bosnian-Serbo-Croat languages on Welfare Benefit Rights, Housing, Health, and Community Care provide beneficiaries with easily accessible support and early intervention services.

Person-centred support service provides a holistic approach, addresses multiple needs and empowers beneficiaries to become independent. Besides advice and assistance, we give support in areas like getting online, budgeting, benefits checks and income maximisation, concessionary transport costs, housing repairs and referral for specialist support such as repossession, evictions, bailiffs, utility disconnection and debt repayments.

Drop-in: 15 minutes for each client on Mondays, between 9.30 am -12.30 pm

By appointment only: Mondays, between 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm and Tuesdays, between 9.30 am - 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm

To make an appointment, please call 020 8459 4201 (the phone calls are answered only on Mondays and Tuesdays during service hours, as stated above).

Address: Bosnia and Herzegovina Community Advice Centre, rear of 108 High Road Willesden, London, NW10 2PP

 

Outreach Welfare Benefits Advice services at Willesden Green and Harlesden libraries (Brent Hubs Willesden and Harlesden) for the wider Brent community; working with Brent Council and local organisations and providing a joined-up response to the needs of the local community.

Outreach service operates on a first-come, first-served basis, between 10.30 am - 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm on the following days and locations:

 

  • Mondays at Willesden Green Library, 95 High Road, Willesden, NW10 2SF
  • Wednesdays at Harlesden Library, 49A Craven Park Road, London, NW10 8SE

 

Food Bank Vouchers: BHCAC staff are authorised by Sufra NW London Food Bank and Ealing Food Bank to give food vouchers to people who need emergency food and toiletries. For a food voucher, please speak to a member of BHCAC staff when you access one of the services stated above. 

 

Welfare Benefits Training: increasing the knowledge on rights and entitlements and helping beneficiaries navigate the benefits system. The next training is scheduled for Spring 2024. To express an interest, please email us at info@bhcac.org.uk 

 

Money Management Workshops:  developing financial literacy skills, budget management, identification of savings (i.e., discounts with utility providers), debt avoidance and future planning. The next workshop is scheduled for Spring 2024. To express an interest, please email us at info@bhcac.org.uk

 

Social Club run by volunteers provides older beneficiaries with opportunities for social interaction; reducing isolation and loneliness. Activities include lunches, talks, music, poetry, chess and domino competitions. 

Wednesdays, between 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm. To join the club, please email us at info@bhcac.org.uk

Closed August & over Christmas and New Year holidays

 

Social and Cultural Events: involving older beneficiaries in organising events to reduce social exclusion and promote gender equality, culture and positive interaction with the wider community. Events in 2024: Celebration of International Women's Day, 2 March 2024; Christmas party in December 2024. To express an interest, please email us at info@bhcac.org.uk

 

Volunteering Opportunities and Training: developing beneficiaries’ skills in community work to support people using BHCAC’s service. By application, interview, reference and DBS check. For an application form, please email us at info@bhcac.org.uk

 

 

    

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina Community Advice Centre

Charity Registration Number: 1085815