Further help

You may need other sources of advice and support. Here are some organisations which may be able to help you.

Legal advice | Domestic violence | Forced marriage | Female Genital Mutilation | Stalking | Sexual violence | Immigration and asylum | Divorce and relationship breakdown | Mental health | Learning disabilities | Discrimination | Housing | Money and debt | Police | BME women | Other

 

Legal advice

Civil Legal Advice provides information about whether legal aid is available for your case and whether you are eligible. Call 0345 345 4 345.

Citizens Advice provides free legal advice on a range of issues including immigration, housing and benefits. Find your local Citizen’s Advice Bureau here

Law Centres Network provides a directory of local legal advice centres in the UK. Find more information on where to find your nearest Law Centre here

Resolution provides access to specialist, accredited family law solicitors. See their online advice centre here

Law Society represents solicitors in England and Wales. Find a directory of practising solicitors here

Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) provides information on issues relating to immigration law advice and choosing an immigration advisor here

Bar Pro Bono Unit provides free legal advice and representation from barristers.

Family Rights Group provides free and confidential advice to parents, family and friends when social services are involved with children. Call 0808 801 0366 or visit their online discussion boards here

 

Domestic violence

National Domestic Violence Helpline (England) provides a 24 hour helpline offering support and advice on domestic violence for women in England. Call 0808 2000 247.

All Wales Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Helpline provides a 24 hour helpline offering support and advice on domestic violence for women in Wales. Call 0808 80 10 800.

Broken Rainbow provides a 24 hour helpline offering support and advice on domestic violence for LGBT people in England and Wales. Call 0300 999 5428.

GALOP provides advice and support to LGBT people affected by domestic and sexual violence and hate crime.  Call 020 7704 2040.

Victim Support provides a network of advice and support services for victims of crime. Call 0845 30 30 900. Find your nearest service here

DeafHope provides a sign-language based service designed to help deaf women and children affected by domestic violence.

 

Forced marriage

Karma Nirvana provides a 24 hour helpline offering support and advice on forced marriage and honour based violence for women in England and Wales. Call 0808 2000 247.

Forced Marriage Unit  provides support and advice to those at risk of being or who have been forced into a marriage whether in the UK or abroad. Call 020 7008 0151 or from overseas +44 (0)20 7008 0151

 

Female Genital Mutilation

Forward provides advice and information on FGM.

NSPCC provides a 24 hour helpline offering support and advice on FGM in England and Wales. Call 0800 028 3550. 

 

Stalking

National Stalking Helpline provides support and advice on stalking and harassment. Call 0808 802 0300.

Paladin (The National Stalking Advocacy Service) provides advice and support to victims of stalking.

Victim Support provides a network of advice and support services for victims of crime. Call 0845 30 30 900. Find your nearest service here

 

Sexual violence

Rape Crisis provides advice and support on rape and sexual violence to women in England and Wales. Call 0808 802 9999.  Find your nearest service here

Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) provide support, advice and counselling to victims of sexual assault. Find your nearest one, here

The Survivors’ Trust provides a network of organisations that provide advice and support affected by rape, sexual violence and child abuse. Find your nearest service here

Victim Support provides a network of advice and support services for victims of crime. Call 0845 30 30 900. Find your nearest service here

 

Immigration and asylum

Asylum Aid provides free legal advice and representation for those seeking asylum. Call 0207 354 9264.

Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP) provides free legal representation and information to asylum seekers on asylum support. Call 0203 716 0283.

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) provides legal advice and information on immigration law.

Refugee Council provides advice and support on immigration and seeking asylum in the UK.

 

Divorce and relationship breakdown

Gingerbread provides specialist support and practical advice for single parents. Call 0808 802 0925.

Family Mediation Council provides information about professional mediation services in England and Wales.

Relate  provides advice on marriage, LGBT issues, divorce and parenting. Find your nearest service here.

 

Mental health

MIND provides information on issues relating to mental health including legal advice. Call 0300 123 3393.

SANE provides emotional support and advice on mental health. Call 0845 767 8000.

 

Learning disabilities

Mencap provides specialist support and advice for those with learning disabilities.

 

Discrimination

Equality and Human Rights Commission provides advice and information on equalities and discrimination issues.

 

Housing

Shelter provides free housing and homelessness advice. Call 0808 800 4444.

 

Money and debt

Money Advice Service provides advice on financial matters from managing debt to general budgeting advice.

National Debtline provides advice and support for dealing with debt. Call 0808 808 4000

Citizens Advice provides free legal advice on a range of issues including debt, housing and benefits. Find your local Citizen’s Advice Bureau here

 

Police

Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) provides information about making a complaint or appeal against your local police force.

GALOP provides advice and support to LGBT people affected by domestic and sexual violence and hate crime.  Call 020 7704 2040.

 

BME women

Imkaan provides a network of Black and Minority Ethnic women’s organisations.

 

Other

Samaritans provides a listening and support service for those in need. Call 08457 90 90 90.

 

 
 
 

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