Hastings Advice and Representation Centre



As a small, local, independent charity, we rely on the support of local people and local and national trusts.

You can help continue our work by donating at Just Giving.

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Volunteers are always welcome in HARC charity shops.

Tasks for volunteers include:-

  • Customer service
  • Sales
  • Window and shop display
  • Sorting and pricing stock
  • Helping with deliveries & collections.

From time to time we also have opportunities on reception at the Advice and Community Hub.

How to Apply

To volunteer in our shops please call or drop in to either branch.

To volunteer in our office please email info@harcuk.com or call 01424 428375


HARC has had an unprecedented number of people approaching us about the current system of health assessments for Personal Independence Payment, Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit.

Far too many people are telling us they don’t believe they are being listened to when they attend face-to-face appointments as part of the assessment process. Many people tell us they are not being treated with dignity and don’t recognise themselves from the reports written about them. Far too many of HARC’s clients are being refused PIP by DWP, then having to wait over a year before winning an appeal.

Find out how you can become involved in our campaigns to bring about change,