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Advising London offers generalist advice in welfare benefits, debt, housing, immigration, employment, consumer and other generalist issues.

We provide specialist advice on welfare benefits, debt and housing, but cannot offer representation at Tribunal or County Court.

Advising London offers a range of general advice, as well as special outreach sessions for members of the Irish, Latin American, Somali and Bangladeshi communities, plus Sure Start sessions for parents and carers of children under five, including expectant mothers.

Interpreters can be arranged on an appointment basis. Please attend the drop-in centre with an English speaking translator to arrange for an appointment.

Drop-in Session:
Monday: 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm04:00pm
Tuesday: 9:30am-11:30am and 1:00pm-3:00pm (Debt issues only)
Wednesday: 9:00am-12:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm

Open to anyone in need of help, support or advice in the areas of benefits, consumer, debt, employment, housing and immigration

Pre-booked Appointments (Monday – Friday 13.30-16.30)
These appointments are booked through our drop in service in the areas of housing, debt, benefits and immigration.

Wednesday Evening Appointments (5pm - 7pm)
To book appointments please email:
Please note, these appointments are only available to those who cannot attend our morning drop in due to work or caring responsibilities

Multi-Lingual Pre-booked appointments (Friday 13.30-16.30)
If your first language is not English and you require an interpreter, to book an appointment please email

Spanish Pre-booked appointments (Friday 10.00-13.00)
If you are a Spanish speaker and cannot speak English, to book an appointment please call 020 3752 5526 on Mondays between 10-4.

You can complete an enquiry form by logging-on to the link below for advice over email:

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