By Post FIS, 1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ
Who we are:
Social Action for Health (SAFH) are passionate about unlocking the potential in people.
"We believe communities hold the power to their own health and wellbeing - and to a healthier world
We have a vision for a world where health inequalities no longer exist and everyone can live long healthy and fulfilling lives.
Working alongside diverse communities we empower people and communities to live healthier lives."
What we do:
Social Action for Health (SAFH) are the lead agency in a partnership of organsations that deliver advice from 10 GP practices in Hackney. Our advisors offer professional advice on welfare, housing, and debt related issues.
All advisors are well networked and able to refer people for specialist legal support and sign posting into other community networks.
The Hackney Information Advice Consortium (HIAC) advice project takes a person centred, holistic approach, we listen and action plan to support local people with their social welfare related issues.
Our advisors deliver advice in community languages which include:
- Turkish and
We also ensure that culture and faith is understood in the advice process.
Our aim is to support people to become more resilient and more able to deal with challenges in the future.
The Hackney Information Advice Consortium (HIAC) is made up of 6 agency partners:
- Social Action for Health (SAFH) - Lead agency
- City and Hackney Carer’s Centre
- East End Citizen Advice Bureau
- Hoxton Legal Trust
- Hackney Marsh Partnership
Hackney Information Advice Consortium (HIAC) can offer professional advice on a broad range of topics including:
- Welfare benefits
- Benefit entitlement checks
- Help with form filling, these include Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Carers Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance forms.
- Housing advice
- Debt advice
- Legal advice
- Referrals into specialist areas such as immigration and employment
- Sign posting into training, employment and education opportunities
Hackney Information Advice Consortium (HIAC) advisors are well networked and able to refer people for specialist legal support and sign post to other appropriate networks.
Hackney Information Advice Consortium (HIAC) – GP advice sessions times and venues:
Elsdale Street surgery - Wednesday 2-4.30pm
Lower Clapton Group Practice - Friday 1.30-4pm
Well Street Surgery - Tuesday 10-1pm
Somerford Grove Practice - Monday 10-1pm
Shoreditch Park Surgery - Wednesday 9-12pm (Advice delivered in Turkish)
Telephone Advice - Call directly: 02077397026 - Friday 9.30-1pm (Advice delivered in Turkish)
Heron Practice - Tuesday 2-5pm (Advice support for Carers – Book directly 02079238750)
Queensbridge Practice - Friday 2-5pm (Advice support for Carers – Book directly 02079238750)
Nightingale Practice - Tuesday 2.30-5pm
Barton House Group Practice - Tuesday 2.30-5pm
Greenhouse Practice - Tuesday 2.30-5pm
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Record Last Updated on: 30/01/2019