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Hackney Information and Advice consortium (HIAC)

The Hackney Information and Advice consortium (HIAC) is funded by Public Health in Hackney. Social Action for Health manages the consortium made up of Advice delivery partners to provide social welfare advice within 10 GP Practices across Hackney.


The aim of the service is to positively impact on the social determinants of health by providing access to advice in a primary care setting.  The advice service works towards meeting the needs of patients, maximizing and improving the health and wellbeing. It also supports primary care clinicians by diverting inappropriate demand from patients that present with non-medical issues.


Any patient that needs advice or can benefit from assistance on issues like Welfare Benefits, Housing, Debt or any other related issues can book an appointment to see advisor Adam Jackson at Somerford Grove Practice on a Monday from 10-1pm.

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