Southwark Legal Advice Network aims to improve access to quality assured advice services and self-help information in Southwark for people in greatest need.
This website provides information about advice services in Southwark, listed according to the area of advice - Money/Debt/Tax, Housing & Homelessness, Employment, Welfare Benefits & Tax Credits, Immigration, Discrimination, Goods & Services, Fuel Costs, Family, Community Care, Domestic Violence, Education, Personal Injury and Public Law.
Advice agencies generally fall into one of two categories: generalist advice agencies can provide information, advice and help to resolve your basic problems, and typically offer free drop-in sessions, for which no appointment is necessary; specialist agencies can provide legal services, but can only take on cases by referral from other agencies.
Also listed under the same areas of advice are links to other websites - such as Southwark Council, National Government and other advice guides - where you can find online advice, factsheets and other useful resources.
For a range of useful information and downloadable fact sheets visit www.adviceguide.org.uk
Advice and Information event Thursday 20th June 2-7pm
Brandon TRA Hall
Southwark Legal Advice Network and Southwark Council are working with partners to provide advice and support around the borough to residents who will be affected by the Coalition Government's welfare reforms There will be an opportunity to ask questions and to receive one to one information, on benefits, housing, council tax and finding work.
21st May 10am - 12noon
29 Peckham Rd
Click HERE for more information.
The Government's welfare reform agenda is already having a significant impact on thousands of families and individuals across the UK.
The scale of change is huge. This is the biggest reform of social security for over 60 years. Every area of the benefit system is set to change as £18 billion is to be cut from the welfare bill by 2014. For an overview of some of the main changes please review the briefing document
Southwark Citizens Advice Bureaux and Southwark Law Centre are running sessions every Friday, to help people who are registered with Southwark Council to bid on line for accommodation
10:30-1:00pm - Blue Anchor Library, Market Place Bermondsey, SE16
10:00-1:00pm - Southwark Pensioners Centre 305-307 Camberwell Road, SE5
No need to make an appointment. Please make sure you bring your registration number with you.
Are you having difficulty paying your rent? Get independent and confidential help now. Southwark Citizens Advice Bureaux Service and Blackfriars Advice Centre are running special drop in advice sessions.
Blackfriars Advice Centre
2nd Wednesday of the month 2-4pm
Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square SE5 0HF
8th May, 12th June, 10th July, 7th August, 11th September, 9th October, 6th November, 11th December
3rd Tuesday of the month 6-7pm
8 Market Place, Southwark Park Road, SE16 3UQ
21st May, 18th June, 16th July, 14th August, 17th September, 15th October, 19th November, 17th December