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Provides advocacy in immigration and nationality to people of all nationalities on a London wide basis. Southwark and surrounding boroughs.

Provides welfare rights, housing and community care advice to older people from 2 venues in the borough and through home visits if necessary.

Provides support for people in Southwark who have been subjected to domestic abuse or hate crime.

Blackfriars Advice Centre runs an advice service for users of the Bengali Community Development Project, based on the Rockingham Estate in Walworth. There is a drop-in session every week, with a translator in attendance to assist with advice and support.

Advice can be given in areas such as debt, housing, benefits and employment. Many successful appeals have been made on behalf of clients, especially in the area of welfare benefits.

Interpreters can be arranged on an appointment basis.

Southwark Council runs services offering advice and information about council services and housing and council tax benefit.

Blackfriars Advice Centre 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.

The Blackfriars Advice Centre 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. Ring the advice line or call in to the drop-in centre with an English speaking translator to arrange for an appointment.

Drop-in Session:
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm Spanish speakers only

Appointment only evening session every 1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month 5pm -7pm for those who work or have caring responsibilities during the day. To book an appointment please email:

Advice email:

Occasionally Wednesday drop-in may end early due to other events taking place.

Provides specialist level casework and representation. Daily reception service for information, advice and signposting.

Offer information, advice and support to parents and carers of children with any special need or disability as well as professionals working with families.

As part of the Duty Advice Scheme, Belshaw & Curtin, Blackfriars Advice Centre, Brixton Advice Centre, Cambridge House Law Centre, Centre 70 Advice Centre, Lambeth Law Centre Southwark Law Centre, University of Law all have a regular presence at Lambeth County Court. Free advice and representation is given to tenants in Southwark and Lambeth who have been brought to Court for possession proceedings. Representation is also given to home owners in mortgage possession proceedings.