Resources

Resources

 

Benefits etc

Disability advice service “free, confidential and impartial”
http://www.disabilitynottinghamshire.org.uk/advice
01623 625 891
1 Byron Street
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG18 5NX

Nottingham Law Centre “free, confidential and independent advice…on the following areas of law…Debt, Housing, Welfare Benefits”
0115 978 7813
Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 12.30pm & 2.30pm to 4.30 pm
Appointments for initial advice are made up to two weeks in advance by telephoning or calling into the Law Centre.
http://www.nottinghamlawcentre.org.uk/
119 Radford Road
Hyson Green
Nottingham NG7 5DU

Welfare Rights – A useful resource for info about benefits. Based in Scotland, but has a website and phone number.
They also do training, I emailed them for more info on 15/10 (tt)
http://www.welfarerights.net/home.php
01387 – 266888
Welfare Rights
63-65 Friars Vennel
Dumfries
DG1 2RQ

Know your rights / police harassment

UK stop and search app
www.stopandsearch.org

Police Action Centre
The Police Action Centre (PAC) is the first organisation in England and Wales dedicated to providing members of the public, protestors and prisoners a free, confidential and independent advice service on their legal rights if they wish to pursue an action against the police or other state body.
policeactioncentre.org.uk

Stop and Search legal project

London based education project BUT does provide FREE training on stop and search, free legal advice drop ins (maybe by phone?), and are making a survey on the use of S & S, which we could keep in mind.
www.stopsearchlp.org.uk

Stop Criminalising Hackney Youth
Community project aiming to do what the name suggests! Might be useful for guidance on how they work, successes, etc.
www.schy.co.uk

Campaigns Against criminalising Communities
Brings together human rights activists, lawyers, journalists, and communities which find themselves targeted by so-called ‘anti-terrorism’ legislation. Has resources and guides on info and rights around terror legislation.
campacc.org.uk

Inquest provides a free advice service to bereaved people on contentious deaths and their investigation with a particular focus on deaths in custody.
www.inquest.org.uk

Community Legal service
Info on whether you qualify for legal aid. Some advice on some topics of law.
www.clsdirect.org.uk


Housing/Debt Advice¶

Notts Housing Advice offer all sorts of advice and also say their advisers can represent in court. Used to be a regional part of Shelter. They provide training to volunteers and I’ve inquired about volunteering. Advise on housing related debt.
http://www.nottshousingadvice.org.uk/
0845 2414 515
“Our Nottingham Advice Centre address is Archer House, Castle Gate, Nottingham, NG1 7AW. Our entrance is off Hounds Gate 100 yards from Marks and Spencer.
We are open from 9.30 till 5.00 every weekday except Wednesdays when we are open from 10.00 till 12 noon.”

Other

Pakistan Centre Woodborough Road, Nottingham
The Pakistan Centre provides members of the community with free information, signposting and guidance including benefits, welfare, immigration information, interpretation, translating and many other issues.
www.pakistancentre.org.uk/services.html

Nottingham Voluntary Diectory
List of voluntary groups in the city
www.voluntarydirectory.co.uk/index.php/organisations

The Sumac Centre – 245 Gladstone Street, Forest Fields