Harriet Harman

Parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election and I am no longer an MP

Get Help

Free Legal Services and Advice in Southwark

Afro-Asian   Advisory Service

53 Addington Square

Camberwell Road


020 7701 0141

Advice Line: 0845 618 5385



Provides a free and specialist service for immigration, nationality   and asylum issues. Please call to make an appointment.



Support and translators are available for people whose   first language is not English. Services available change frequently, please   telephone for details.


Blackfriars   Advice Centre

Cambridge House

131 Camberwell Road
  SE5 0HF

Advice Line: 020 7358 7035

(Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 2-4pm)


Provides   advice and assistance covering welfare   benefits, debt, housing, consumer, employment and other general advice   issues. Blackfriars Advice   Centre can offer representation at Tribunal or the County Court where   necessary.


Drop-In Sessions                                                               Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm and Fridays   10am - 4pm for Spanish speakers only at Cambridge   House, 131 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0HF


BAC also runs appointments on Wednesday evenings   from 5pm - 7pm. These are available to those who work or have caring   responsibilities and must be booked in advance. To book please email [email protected]


Mondays, 2pm- 4pm at Lambeth   County Court, Cleaver Street, Kennington Road, London, SE11 4DZ. This   service is primarily for clients who need advice because they have an   eviction warrant for either rent or mortgage arrears. Drop-in or call 020   7701 3999 for information.


Cambridge   House Legal Centre

131 Camberwell Road

SE5 0HF      

(Opposite BP garage and Iceland store)

020 7358 7000


Provides legal advice and advocacy services for   individuals and families dealing specifically with housing, employment,   benefits and community care issues including representations at Tribunals.


Citizens   Advice Bureau

Advice line: 0844 499 4134



Bermondsey Citizens Advice Bureau

8 Market Place, Southwark Park Road, London, SE16 3UQ


Peckham Citizens Advice Bureau

97 Peckham High Street, London, SE15 5RS


Provides general information and advice on all subjects;   including welfare benefits, consumer, employment, housing, debt, health,   education, community care, immigration and family matters.


Drop-In Sessions


Tuesday & Thursday: 10am-1pm


Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 10am-1pm



Multi-Lingual   Community Rights Shop

213 Camberwell Road



020 7703 4442


Email: [email protected]

Provides free and confidential multi-lingual advice and   information services to ethnic minorities and migrant communities whose first   language is not English. Areas of advice cover welfare/benefits, housing,   immigration, health, education, employment and debt.

Southwark   Pensioners Centre Benefit Advice

305-307 Camberwell Road,



020 7708 4556



Outreach sessions:


Barset   Sheltered Housing Estate in Peckham on the 1st Tuesday of every month  between 10 -12pm.


Kingswood   Community Shop on the first Thursday of   each month between 12 – 2pm.

Provides a confidential and independent service for anyone   over 50 needing advice on; housing benefit, council tax benefit, state   pension, health benefits, pension credit, carers allowance, community care   issues, social fund grants, rent arrears, will making, consumer problems and   employment issues.


Drop-In Sessions

Monday & Friday:   10am-12.30pm.


Appointments available on   Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10am-1pm.


Residents of SE17 can also   make appointments at Darwin Court on the first Thursday of the month from   10am to 1pm. To make an appointment for advice at Darwin Court, please call   020 7021 4670.


Victim   Support Southwark

6th Floor Hannibal House

Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre



020 7277 1433

Victim Support Line: 0845 30   30 900


Provides   support to victims of crime, their families and witnesses of crime. Services   include practical and emotional support and counselling. Services are free and confidential and can be used even if   you haven't reported a crime to the Police. Victim Support Southwark is   independent of the Police, the Home Office and the criminal justice system.


Free Advice Helpline: 0808   800 4444.

Website: http://england.shelter.org.uk/


Shelter's helpline   is open 8am–8pm on weekdays and 8am–5pm on weekends, 365 days a year. Calls   are free from mobile phones and UK landlines.

Provides free independent expert housing advice on issues ranging from   homelessness, private and social renting, leaseholder issues, housing   benefit, repairs, evictions, repossessions   and more.

The Money Advice Service

Advice Line: 0300 500 5000

Website: https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en  

Provides free and impartial   advice on how to take control of your finances. The MAS also provides help by   phone, the internet and face-to-face through a nationwide network of centres.


























































































































Information correct as of March 2014


The purpose of this information sheet is to inform constituents of local advice services. Harriet Harman MP cannot accept liability for any information, advice or guidance given to constituents by these organisations. Harriet Harman MP cannot accept liability for any changes or omissions in this information, or any consequences arising from them.

The Labour Party will place cookies on your computer to help us make this website better.

Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site.

To find out more about these cookies, see our privacy notice. Use of this site confirms your acceptance of these cookies.