Advice agencies and charities
Charity supporting community organisations that give free advice to members of the public. You can search by postcode to find advice organisations in your area.
Provides services and support at a national and local level for people over 60 in the UK.
0800 678 1602
Free advice in all matters, find a local Citizens Advice online.
03444 111 444 (Adviceline)
0345 000 0046 (Consumer advice)
Charity for people over state retirement age. Offers advice and befriending.
0800 319 6789 (Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5.30pm)
Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE)
Free legal advice to leaseholders and landlords. Book a telephone appointment online.
Works in partnership with people with a learning disability.
0808 808 1111
Mental health charity for people in England and Wales
0300 123 3393
Provides information, advocacy and advice services for individuals struggling with challenges in their life.
0300 456 2370
Charity for women and children against domestic abuse.
0808 2000 247 (freephone 24 hour helpline)
Charity providing practical and emotional support to blind and partially sighted people.
0303 123 9999
The Royal British Legion
Provides practical care, advice and support to members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families.
0808 802 8080
Charity offering a safe place to talk about whatever’s getting to you.
116 123 (freephone)
Provides support, information and advice to disabled people and their families.
0808 800 3333
Helps people struggling with bad housing or homelessness with advice, support and legal services.
0808 800 4444 (free from UK landlines and main mobile networks)
0808 1644 660 (emergency helpline)
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA)
Charity that supports ex service personnel.
0800 260 6767
Confidential emotional support in the UK for men, women, children and young adults.
National charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected across England and Wales.
0808 1689 111
Write to Them
Find details and write to your local councillor, MP, MEP for free.
Bar Pro Bono Unit
A charity which helps to find pro bono (free) legal assistance from volunteer barristers.
Civil Legal Advice
Get free and confidential legal advice in England and Wales if you’re eligible for legal aid.
0345 345 4 345
Equality Advisory Support Service
New support service to replace the EHRC helpline. Statutory remit to promote, monitor and protect human rights and equality.
0808 800 0082 (freephone)
Find Legal Advice
Search for a legal adviser or family mediator with a legal aid contract in England and Wales.
Mary Ward Legal Centre
Free advice to people who live and work in London. Specialist legal advice services in debt, housing and welfare benefits for those on low incomes. Also runs free advice clinics with volunteer lawyers on other matters including small claims, tax, consumer and contract law.
020 7831 7079
Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service
You can now access free legal support through the Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service. Accessing this support as soon as possible can help you resolve your situation.
If you have received written notice that someone is seeking possession of your home, you are now entitled to free legal advice. A housing expert will talk to you to understand why you might be at risk of losing your home and will explain your options. Housing experts may be able to provide legal advice on:
- illegal eviction
- rent arrears
- mortgage arrears
- issues with welfare benefits payments
- debt concerns
- disrepair and other problems with housing conditions
And if you are required to attend a court hearing, they may be able to represent you.
First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)
The Property Chamber deals with a wide range of applications, appeals and references relating to disputes over property and land.
It brings together Rent Assessment Committees, Leasehold Valuation Tribunals, Residential Property Tribunals, Rent Tribunals
Provides free initial legal advice at a clinic for those who are not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford to pay for a lawyer.
Law Centres Network
Complete list of law centres. Law Centres offer legal advice, casework and representation to individuals and groups.