Blackfriars Advice Centre

Service Offered

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.

Target Group

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.

Area Served

London Borough of Southwark and nearby boroughs.

Opening Hours

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.

Contact Details

Administration line : 020 7358 7034
(please note we cannot give advice on this number. Please email on the address above.)

Address: Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square, London SE5 0HF


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Outreach Services for Specific Community Groups

Sure Start

Advice for parents and carers of children under five, including expectant mothers.

Capitalise Debt Advice

London-wide partnership that aims to improve the lives of Londoners who are experiencing, or at risk of, financial exclusion and debt.

Mortgage Rescue Scheme

Support to individuals and families facing mortgage repossession.

Southwark Somali Refugee Project

Advice for the Southwark Somali community.

Bengali Community Development Project

Advice for the Southwark Bengali community.

Southwark Irish Project

Advice for the Southwark Irish community.

Lambeth County Court Drop-in

Weekly drop-in advice for clients with an eviction warrant for rent or mortgage arrears.

Lambeth County Court Duty Advice

Free advice & representation for tennants & home owners in possession proceedings.