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Advice and Advocacy

  • 67 Centre

    The 67 Centre is a Youth Centre in Moulsecoomb, Brighton, with a programme of activities and where young people can access advice and information.

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  • Advice Brighton & Hove

    Access to free, independent and confidential advice for the residents of Brighton and Hove, face to face, by telephone or over webcam.

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  • Age UK (Brighton, Hove, Portslade) – Counselling

    Age UK Brighton & Hove offer a wide range of services for older people that cover the area of Brighton and Hove. These may include information and advice, a crisis service, Horizons (providing practical support to older people following discharge from hospital, or to prevent admission to hospital), nail cutting, advocacy, help at home, counselling, computer drop-in, and various group activities.

    Age UK requests donations in the region of £10-£25 for counselling sessions, but if you can’t afford that then you can discuss this with the service and arrange to pay what you can afford.

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  • BHT Brighton Advice Centre

    BHT Brighton Advice Centre offers information and legal representation on housing, accommodation and immigration issues to people who are eligible for Legal Aid. (You can find contact the Advice Centre to find out if you are eligible, or use the online eligibility calculator here: https://www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid)

    They offer four services:
    Specialist Housing Advice

    This service provides advice on housing problems that meet certain criteria. You can find out more about this on the website. Specialist housing e-mail: advice@bht.org.uk

    Court Duty Scheme

    The Court Duty Scheme offers last-minute emergency advice for people facing eviction who have a court hearing

    Webcam Advice Service

    This service offers specialist advice on housing and benefits issues over the internet, for example by using Skype (a webcam program).

    The Immigration Legal Service

    The ILS provides advice and representation on some matters relating to immigration (eligibility criteria apply). You can find more details on the website.

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  • Brighton & Hove Youth Advocacy Project

    YAP is the advocacy service for children and young people in Brighton and Hove. They support young people who are in care or who have been through child protection processes.

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  • Brighton and Hove Speak Out

    Speak Out supports people with learning disabilities to have more control over their lives by providing: individual advocacy; advocacy in groups; training and raising awareness in services and communities and campaigning for changes in services and policies.

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  • Brighton Homeless Service, St John Ambulance

    Brighton Homeless Service provides a primary health care service to homeless and vulnerably housed people across four sites in Brighton and Hove. They also have a podiatrist two or three times a month. They are able to provide advocacy and also refer onto other local agencies.

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  • Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project

    Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project (BUCFP) provides practical support, education and recreation for those in poor housing, benefit claimants, unwaged people and those on low incomes. Services include a range of courses, computer support, affordable café serving a vegan lunch daily at 1pm (Monday – Friday), crèche, welfare rights advice (including support with completing forms, contacting the DWP or local authority, lodging appeals and support with the tribunals service)..

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  • Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) Brighton and Hove

    The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) in Brighton and Hove offer General advice on any legal subject including: benefits, work, debt and money, consumer, relationships, housing, discrimination, healthcare and education, with specialist help on complex issues.

    Offers various appointments and outreach appointments, drop-ins and an advice line.

    Advice session times
    DayTime
    Monday09.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 15.30
    Tuesday09.30 – 12.30 and 17.00 – 19.30
    Wednesday09.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 15.30
    Thursday09.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 15.30
    Telephone advice times
    DayTime
    Monday09.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 15.30
    Tuesday09.30 – 12.30 and 17.00 – 19.30
    Wednesday09.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 15.30
    Thursday09.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 15.30
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  • Civil Legal Advice

    Civil Legal Advice is a government-run service offering free legal advice to people who are eligible for Legal Aid. You can get guidance on whether you might be eligible for Legal Aid here: https://www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid

    CLA offers help for problems including:

    • debt, if your home is at risk
    • housing
    • domestic abuse
    • family issues, eg family mediation or if your child’s being taken into care
    • special educational needs
    • discrimination
    • issues around a child being taken into care

    They offer a free translation service if English isn’t your first language, and you can book a British Sign Language interpreter if you’re deaf or hard of hearing.

    You can find out how much calls cost here: https://www.gov.uk/call-charges, and you can request a call back by texting ‘legalaid’ and your name to 80010 (this costs the same as a normal text message).

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