An advice service in Harrow has extended its hours.

Citizens Advice in Harrow will be open for longer on its phone service for those who are concerned about their rights and responsibilities - whether it's related to education, employment, or welfare.

The service offers assistance face-to-face, via email, webchat and will now have an extended phone service until 7pm on Mondays and Thursday.

Harrow councillor Sue Anderson, who is responsible for community, culture and resident engagement, said: “Now anyone can access Citizens Advice - even if they are working or housebound or unable to get to the drop-in for whatever reason. "It is wonderful that we can also appeal to younger people through measures such as the webchat.

“It is testament to the hard work of volunteers and staff that this extended service can be offered."

Citizens Advice Harrow has served the borough for more than 70 years and won a three-year contract to deliver its service on behalf of the council.

Cllr Anderson added: "The people of Harrow will reap the benefits and I look forward to seeing the service go from strength to strength."

The service runs several workshops and supports various other services across the borough, including welfare benefit work in Catalyst housing association, St Luke's Hospice regarding people's end-of-life concerns, and working alongside solicitors to offer a pro bono service.

Last year Citizens Advice Harrow handled up to 13,000 advice issues.

For advice, email, call 020 8427 9477 or visit