Disability services

Equality and diversity at Harlow Council

Harlow Council is committed to the principles of equality of opportunity, fairness and quality for all, both in the services that it provides to the community and in its role as an employer.

We are a Disability Confident Committed employer, which means our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible - applicants with a disability who meet the criteria of a job will be guaranteed an interview. We also support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work.

More information on equality and diversity at Harlow Council

Disability services

Harlow Council offers a range of services for residents with disabilities, including grants to help make adaptations to homes, Council Tax reductions, and assisted recycling and waste collections, as well as making sure our offices are as accessible as possible and our website is easy to use. More disability services for Harlow residents are offered through Essex County Council. Below we have provided links to information on this website and links to other organisations websites, offering support and advice:

Assisted recycling and non-recycling collections

If you have genuine difficulty moving your containers (bins) to the boundary of your property for collection day please contact an Advisor at Contact Harlow to request an application form for you to be included on the assisted collections list. More information on recycling and waste

Changing Places toilets

Changing Places toilet facilities are now located next to Pets' Corner and at the Bus Station. The Changing Places toilet is a facility for People with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well people with other physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis often need extra equipment and space to allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably.

Help from other organisations