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Advice centres

Southwark advice centres

Southwark advice centres are places where you can get independent advice, information and guidance on your legal rights and responsibilities.

General help is available for issues such as welfare benefits, housing, employment, consumer rights, money and debt.  There are also specialist legal services that provide more in-depth advice, support and advocacy.

Click here for a The following link opens in a new windowmap of independent advice services in Southwark.

See the Southwark Advice website for information and further help on how to resolve problems.

The centres offer a range of services for Southwark residents including

  • walk in advice services 
  • a telephone helpline: 0344 499 4134
  • advice by email
  • appointments with an advisor
  • help with official letters and forms, including internet access

You can expect the following service standards from the centres listed in these pages

  • a service that is free, confidential and impartial
  • access to translation and interpretation facilities
  • access for people with disabilities
  • sufficient time to discuss your query
  • an appointment with another agency if you need specialist advice
  • a confidential record of your enquiry that you can see at any time

Select from the links on the left hand side of this page if you want to know where you can get advice on a particular issue.

Southwark Council's  My Southwark service points provide an instant access enquiry point for all council services. 

The council's housing options advice service can help with finding and keeping a suitable home.

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