Other Local Advice and Information Services

Employment

ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Services)

Phone:  0300 123 1100.

Website: www.acas.org.uk


Housing

 KCAH– Housing Crisis Intervention Service

Open: Mon – Fri 10:00am – 1:00pm (closed Wed)

Phone:  020 8255 7400

E-mailwww.kcah.org.uk

 


Shelter London Public Advice Line

Mon 9.30 – 4,
Tue 1 – 4,
Thu 9.30 – 4,
Fri 9.30 – 1

Phone: 0344 515 1540

 


Royal Borough of Kingston Housing Advice and Options

- 020 8547 5003


Benefits

Department for Work & Pensions

To claim: 0800 055 6688,
Existing clients:
0845 600 0148


Refugee Support

Refugee Action – Kingston

Phone: 020 8547 0115
Email:
admin@refugeeactionkingston.org.uk


Older Persons Support

Age Concern Kingston-upon-Thames

Phone: 020 8408 8170
( No drop in Service)

Email: info@ageconcernkingston.org


Social Services

Royal Borough Kingston-upon-Thames
Emergency Safeguarding Children Phone:
020 8770 5000 (out of hours)

Adult Social Care: 020 8547 5005
General Number: 020 8547 5008

E-mail: adults@rbk.kingston.gov.uk


Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Kingston DVOSS

Held every Monday 9.30am to 12.30pm @ Kingsgate Church, The Empire, 161a Clarence Street, Kingston, KT1 1QT

Phone: 07917 271 549


Civil Legal Advice

You might be able to get legal aid for these problems:
Debt – if you might lose your home
Housing – if you are being evicted
Family – mediation if you’re getting a divorce
Education – disagreeing with an SEN decision

email: help@civillegaladvice.org.uk
Telephone: 0845 345 4 345
Minicom: 0845 609 6677
Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm
Saturday, 9am to 12:30pm

You can ask for a free call back – use the online service or text ‘legalaid’ and your name to 80010.

They will call you back within 24 hours and also have a free translation service if English isn’t your first language. You can also get advice in British Sign Language.

 


How to find a solictor

Law Society – If you arenot eligible for legal aid, or if you need advice on an area of law notmentioned in other categories

Website:  www.lawsociety.org.uk

Under the section ‘Find a solicitor’ enter your postcode or location, the applicable country and the area of law you require.


Consumer Advice

Citizens Advice Consumer Service: 08454 04 05 06
Website:
www.adviceguide.org.uk


Support for disabled People

KCIL – including support for disabled people to access advice andsupport on matters related to Welfare Benefits

Phone:  020 8546 9603

Website:  www.kcil.org.uk/advice-services


Debt

National Debtline – free, independent, confidential debt advice

Phone: 0808 808 4000

Mon – Fri 9 – 9, Sat 9.30 – 1

 

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