Useful Contacts


Legal & Practical Advice

We have only listed organisations providing free advice.

We would suggest you speak to a Students’ Union Adviser first. We’re free, independent, confidential and we’re well-trained (we think!). It’s usually quicker to get help from us to start with, and if we think you need more specialist support, we can help you find it. Here, we’ve highlighted organisations that are generally-useful, but you may also want to look at the Useful Information sections relevant to your particular needs.

Remember that you may need to pay for advice and assistance if you contact a solicitor or barrister, if you are not eligible for legal aid services.

GENERAL HELP LEGAL ADVICE
Including advice on academic, debt, finance, housing and other issues
Students’ Union, University of Greenwich
www.suug.co.uk/welfare
GK Unions
www.gkunions.co.uk/advice
Greenwich Citizens Advice Bureau
www.greenwichcab.org.uk
Medway Citizens Advice Bureau
www.medwayadvice.org.uk
Medway: University of Kent Legal Advice Clinic
http://www.kent.ac.uk/law/clinic/index.html

 

INFORMATION ON COMMON CIVIL LEGAL PROBLEMS
Citizens Advice
www.adviceguide.org.uk

 

 

CONSUMER RIGHTS
Citizens Advice Consumer Service
Telephone: 03454 04 05 06
(Mon - Fri, 9am – 5pm)

 

 

DEBT
Contact your Students' Union Advice Service first!
National Debtline
www.nationaldebtline.co.uk
Greenwich CAB Money Advice Service
www.greenwichcab.org.uk/bureaux/greenwich-money-advice-service/
Telephone: 020 8309 8646
Meridian Money Advice
Telephone: 020 8293 3432
Medway CAB
www.medwayadvice.org.uk
Telephone: 020 8309 8646
Christians Against Poverty
www.capuk.org
Telephone: 020 8309 8646

 

 

DISABILITY
Greenwich Association of Disabled People
www.gad.org.uk
Telephone: 020 8305 2221
Greenwich MIND
http://www.greenwichmind.co.uk/

 

 

DISCRIMINATION
Equality Advisory & Support Service
http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/

 

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Ascent Information & Referral Line (London, women)
www.niaendingviolence.org.uk
Telephone: 020 7683 1270
National Domestic Violence Helpline
www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
Telephone: 0808 2000 247
Male victims
www.mensadviceline.org.uk
Telephone: 0808 801 0327
Her Centre (Woolwich based)
www.hercentre.org
Telephone: 020 3260 7715
Greenwich Domestic Violence Agency
www.gdva.org.uk
Telephone: 020 8317 8273
Kent & Medway
www.gdva.org.uk

 

 

EMPLOYMENT LAW
University of Greenwich Legal Advice Clinic
Email: legaladvicecentre@gre.ac.uk
Telephone: 020 8331 9947
ACAS (Advice, Conciliation & Arbitration)
www.acas.org.uk
Telephone: 08457 47 47 47

 

 

HOUSING RIGHTS
Shelter
http://shelter.org.uk/get_advice
Telephone: 0808 800 44 44
Greenwich Housing Rights
www.grhr.co.uk
Telephone: 020 8854 8848

 

 

IMMIGRATION
Find an OISC-approved adviser
(check if you have to pay for advice)
http://home.oisc.gov.uk/adviser_finder/finder.aspx
Find a legal adviser
Find-legal-advice.justice.gov.uk

 

 

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
Samaritans
www.samaritans.org.uk

Telephone: 08457 90 90 90

Email: jo@samaritans.org.uk

Nightline
www.nightline.org.uk

Telephone: 0207 631 0101

Email: listening@nightline.org.uk

 

 

VICTIMS OF CRIME
Victim Support (England & Wales)
www.victimsupport.org.uk
Telephone: 0808 16 89 111