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Free specialist advice on offer at One Stop Shop

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22 April 2022

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Free, independent, confidential and specialist legal advice is being offered to Northamptonshire’s residents by Community Law Service (Northampton and County).

The service can offer help with housing repossession and eviction, welfare benefits, debt, immigration, energy efficiency advice and fuel poverty.

Sessions can be accessed via the Community Law Service reception desk in the One Stop Shop at the Guildhall in Northampton, which is open between 9.30am and 12.30pm, Monday to Thursday.

The following sessions are available:

  • Monday 10am to Midday: Immigration – free initial consultations (drop-in session)
  • Tuesday 10am to Midday: Welfare Benefit /Energy Advice (drop -in session)
  • Wednesday 10am to Midday: Debt (drop-in session)
  • Thursday 10am to Midday: Housing (pre-booked appointments only)

For pre-booked appointments, please call 01604 621038 in advance, visit the reception at The Guildhall or visit the Community Law Service office at 49-53 Hazelwood Road, Northampton.

Residents can also receive advice by email, telephone, Zoom or a home visit. For more information visit Community Law Service.

The service is currently funded by:

  • West Northamptonshire Council
  • North Northamptonshire Council
  • Legal Aid Agency
  • Community Justice Fund
  • Money and Pensions Service
  • Northamptonshire Carers
  • British Gas Energy Trust
  • National Grid Warm Homes Fund
  • Self-funded Immigration Advice Service
  • The National Lottery Community Fund
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