Harrow Association of Disabled People

Have you eaten at the best 'healthy eating' restaurant in Wealdstone?

The Red Brick Cafe offers high quality, but very fair priced fresh food. It is open Monday to Friday. From 9.30 to 4.00pm.

The food is cooked, daily, from fresh on the premises. The menu changes every day.

The cafe is owned and run by Harrow Association of Disabled People. HAD is a long standing Harrow based disability charity.

It works with thousands of disabled residents, their families and carers each year.

HAD's Chief Chef said, "Come a long to our wonderful restaurant. Not only do we serve great food, we do so at very good prices and it is all fresh healthy food.

If you cannot come and eat why not make a donation to HAD:

Louise takes over as new Chair

of HAD.

Louise Weldon is the new chair of HAD. She will lead HAD as it continues to develop its services and also starts to enhance its campaigning work.

Louise is pictured below (in the centre) with vice chairs Adam Gabsi and Ann Groves.

HAD face another challenging year due to funding pressures. HAD CEO Nigel Long said, "The HAD Board of Trustee's is strong and committed to the provision of great services. But we need to generate extra money to pay for our welfare benefits service that is under pressure but needs to grow to meet demand. Any donations supporters can make will be welcome and be used to fund and grow the welfare benefits service.

Our aim is to promote and achieve our vision of a fully inclusive society where disabled people enjoy equality of opportunity as a right not a privilege. However we need your donations to allow us to provide better services and to meet the demand for services like welfare benefits.

Click here to DONATE to HAD

Removing Barriers to all Sport : Workshop.

On Tuesday 22 May at 4pm. HAD in partnership with 'Level Playing Field' are running an interactive workshop at our Red Brick Cafe in Wealdstone (By the Library in the Wealdstone Centre)

Starting 4.00pm and running till 6.00pm. We welcome any disabled person and their family or carers to join our workshop. Come along and listen, contribute and share your views and experiences.

Nicky Baker, who worked at HAD for many years, is leading the workshop with Neal Hickey, on access to sport for fans. It should be an excellent interactive session.

SWiSH is an information and advice consortium that HAD is part of. We give advice and information to thousands of disabled people each year. The SWiSH website is at:


We have a range of staff providing information on Housing, health, community activities, welfare benefits, deaf services, employment and training to name a few.

People with Learning Disabilities still dying earlier than other people.

A shocking report was published last week highlighting that people with Learning disability are still dying many years before other people. The report can be found at:


Accessible Housing in short supply in Harrow and across Country.

Disabled people have been left frustrated and trapped by a chronic shortage of suitable housing, as unnecessary bureaucracy and insufficient support leave them trapped in unsuitable homes, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has warned.

The results of an eighteen month formal legal inquiry, published today, call for governments to take urgent action to make all new houses adaptable and accessible, as 365,000 disabled people say their home is not suitable for their needs.

The report can be found at:


HAD CEO Nigel Long looking at new Council bungalows (above) for the disabled. He said "We need Harrow Council to develop a building programme that meets the needs of disabled people. HAD will be campaigning to get a better deal from the Council. Though we recognise Government must set Harrow free to build new homes."

View new Hate crime Video.

HAD are involved in a Hate crime pilot project covering Harrow. We have secured some funding to do this work and have a person seconded to work with us.

Discriminating against disabled people because of their disability is wrong and must be challenged.

DeafPLUS has made a short 5 minute film about hate crime and it ready to go – see the link below.

The film link is: , https://vimeo.com/265273990/f583f3c364

Volunteers Needed.

HAD are always looking for new volunteers to help provide services and to help fund-raise.

We need volunteers to:

  • Help at reception.
  • Help fund-raise
  • Provide Welfare Benefits support.

If you are interested. For further information contact:

Nigel Long 0208 861 9923. HAD CEO.

Or e mail: n.long@had.org.uk

We will provide training and support.

Why not become a volunteer.

Next Changes Nightclub!

Wednesday 13th June 2018 7:00pm-10:00pm

The "Changes" Website www.changesnightclub.org

Office Address: The Wealdstone Centre, 38-40 High Street, Wealdstone, Harrow, Middlesex. HA3 7AE

Office Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 9:30am - 5:00pm eMail: general@had.org.uk Telephone: 020 8861 9920

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