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Organisation: Citizen’s Advice
Details: Information and advice on a wide range of issues including benefits and tax credits. Check your telephone directory for your local bureau or find details on the website.
Organisation: Community Legal Advice
Details: Telephone advice on benefits, housing, employment, debt, welfare benefits and family law for people who are eligible for public funding.
Phone: 0845 345 4345
Organisation: Law Society
Details: Use the website to find a solicitor in your area.
Details: Association of solicitors specialising in family law, who adopt a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family problems. It can provide a list of local members. The website contains free information on issues such as splitting up, parenting apart and child maintenance. Resolution produce a booklet, Separation and divorce – Helping parents to help children, a practical guide to handling the emotional aspects of separation or divorce.
Phone: 0845 758 5671
Organisation: Advocacy Resource Exchange
Details: Maintains a database of Citizen Advocacy schemes in the UK and can help you to fi nd a local advocate.
Phone: 0845 122 8633
Organisation: Bar Pro Bono Unit
Details: Puts people in touch with barristers who can give advice, and/or represent them in any court or tribunal in England or Wales, free of charge. Resources are limited.
Phone: 020 7611 9500
Organisation: Law Centres Federation
Details: Puts people in touch with local law centres. Provides information on their website about what law centres do and what they deal with.
Phone: 020 7387 8570
Organisation: Coram Children’s Legal Centre
Details: The child law advice line provides legal advice and information on all aspects of law and policy affecting children. Information is available on parental responsibility, contact and residence disputes.
Phone: 0808 8020 008
Organisation: Disability Law Service
Details: Free legal advice and representation to disabled people and their families, carers and enablers on a range of issues.
Phone: 020 7791 9800
Organisation: Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline
Details: Free information on a range of issues including maintenance, benefits, tax credits, debt, employment, education, legal rights and holidays. Open Mondays to Fridays, 9.00am – 5.00pm, with extended opening on Wednesdays to 8.00pm.
Phone: Freephone 0808 802 0925
Organisation: Gingerbread Single Parent Information Online
Details: All our information for single parents available online.
Organisation: One Parent Families Scotland Lone Parent Helpline
Details: Run by our partner organisation, the Lone Parent Helpline provides confidential advice and information for single parents in Scotland.
Phone: 0808 801 0323
Organisation: Rights of Women
Details: Free, confidential legal advice by telephone for women on a wide variety of issues. Specialist areas include family law, lesbian parenting, divorce/relationship breakdown, children/contact issues and domestic violence.
Phone: 020 7251 6577
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