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Age Concern, Birmingham

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Contact:
They have indicated that they do not have a contact specifically for pro bono work but Louise Crouch is best placed to deal with this. Louise is currently on maternity leave and will return in May 2013 Each centre has their own projects and it would be best to contact them with details and they will pass on the information to the relevant people. Address: The Place 2B, 198 Corporation Street, Birmingham B26 1BU Tel: 0121 236 2197 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Offers a wide range of advice, information and support on financial matters, welfare benefits, pension, debt counselling, household bills, counselling and support and assistance with housing issues and repairs.

Opening hours: Mon- Fri: 9.30am – 4.30pm.

Bar Pro Bono Unit

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Contact:
There is not a specific contact to ask for, but if you email they will be happy to put you in contact with the relevant volunteering schemes

Address: 289-293 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ DX 188 – Chancery Lane

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www.barprobono.org,uk
    Services:
The Bar Pro Bono Unit is a charity which helps find pro bono (free) legal assistance from volunteer barristers.  The Bar Pro Bono Unit is unable to assist where the client can obtain Legal Aid.  Clients or their advisers MUST find out whether public funding can be obtained before an application is made to the Unit. All legal areas.

Birmingham Asian Resource Centre

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Contact:
Muhhamad Idrishm, Co-ordinator

Tel: 0121 523 0580

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Address: 110 Hamstead Road , Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 2QS
    Services:
Advice and representation in welfare benefits, debt, immigration and asylum. Opening Times: 10:00am-5:00pm everyday. Can contact by email or phone or through drop ins: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10:00am-1:00pm Wednesday: 3:00pm-5:00pm (Immigration and Asylum). They observe the case first and if pro bono services are required, they will contact a barrister.

Birmingham FLAG (Free legal Advice Group)

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Telephone number: 0121 415 8812

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http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/law/flag/index.asp
    Services:
Clients contact Birmingham FLAG by telephoning on 0121 415 8812 to make an appointment (Thursday evenings, term time 5:00-7:00pm) at: The Pro Bono Office, Room 123, First Floor, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT.

Areas of law covered: Family and divorce law, wills and probate, employment, mental health and mental capacity issues, clinical negligence, bankruptcy and insolvency, civil litigation, contract law, company law, data protection, immigration and asylum, minor road traffic offences, landlord and tenant matters.

BLAC (Birmingham Legal Advice Clinic)

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Contact:
there are 4 Clinic co-ordinators representing each of the firms involved, the one who provided the information is
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Yvonne Barker, Line Manager: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 0121 303 4531/0121 303 3586
Address: Business Insight, Birmingham Central Library, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3HQ
www.lawworksclinics.org.uk/bhamlac/index.php

    Services:
Free, initial legal advice only on welfare benefits, consumer, housing and debt. As of January 2013 they are still offering legal advice and patent attorney, but business and learning centre will be closed, so they are only offering limited services.

Opening Times as of January 2013:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 10:00am-6:00pm Weds 10:00am-8:00pm Sat 9:00am-5:00pm

Birmingham Settlement

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Contact:
Martin Holcombe, Chef Executive Tel: 07984121972 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Margaret Farrell, Money Advice Services Manager for Training and Outreach Tel: 07984121972 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meena Bharadwa Head of Development Tel:0121 241 6763

Address: Units 4-7, Alma House, Newtown Shopping Centre, Birmingham B19 2AB
Tel: 0121 250 3000

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Web: http://www.birminghamsettlement.org.uk/home/adviceservices
    Services:
Debt advice and casework. Money advice service.

Opening times: Open door Mon-Fri: 9:30am-4:30pm; Wed 9:30am-12:00pm.

Services are free to the public. 

CASA (Community Advocacy Support & Advice)

Contact:
Louise Haycock, Chief Executive This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Address: C.A.S.A Organisation - Ground floor Offices, (Midland Heart Building), 44 Bradford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6HX
0121 622 1715

www.casa-link.co.uk


Citizens Advice Bureau

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 Janice Nicholls      
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Address: Ground Floor, Gazette Buildings, 168 Corporation Street, Birmingham B4 6TF

Tel: 03444 77 1010

www.citizensadvice.org.uk

    Services: Provide advice on (Employment) Money advice, welfare benefits and general legal issues. Information helpline and face to face meetings.

Language support; French, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu.

Opening times:
Telephone session:
Mon–Fri 09:30am-4:30 pm

Appointments: Monday 9.30am – 7:00pm
Tuesday 9.30am – 7:00pm
Thursday 9.30am – 7:00pm

Community Law Partnership

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Address: 4th Floor, Ruskin Chambers, 191 Corporation Street, Birmingham B4 6RP

Tel: 0121 685 8595
Fax: 0121 236 5121

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    Services: Housing law, welfare benefits, debt, public law, duty possession scheme and advice and representation for gypsies and travellers.

Opening Hours:
Gypsy and Traveller Helpline: 0121 685 8677 available Mon - Fri 9:00am-5:00pm.

For Gypsy and traveller out-of-hour emergencies: 07768316755.

Stepchange Debt Charity

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Address: 5th Floor York House, 38 Great Charles Street, Birmingham B3 3JY

Helpline: 0800 138 1111

Email via website: www.stepchange.org.uk


   

Services: Individual advice on debt and bankruptcy.

Opening times: 
Helpline open:
Mon - Fri: 8:00am-8:00pm
Sat: 8:00am-4:00pm

Coventry Law Centre

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Contact: Sue Bent, Director

Tel: 0247 622 3053

Address: Oakwood House, St Patricks Road Entrance, Coventry, CV1 2HL

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    Services: Providing advice, advocacy and representation for individuals and communities, but do not act for landlords, companies or employers.
They specialise in Community Care, Discrimination, Employment, Family, Housing, Immigration and asylum, debt, public law and welfare benefits.

Opening times:
Mon-Thur: 9:00am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5:00pm
Friday : 9.00am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.00 pm

Appointments can be booked at reception or by phone. If problem is urgent – can be seen after deadlines are met. If non-urgent, may be 3 weeks wait for an appointment.

National Debt Line

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Contact: Meg van Rooyen
Tel: 0121 410 6251 (publicity materials)
020 7653 9741 (media enquiries)

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Address: Tricorn House, 51-53 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 8TP

www.nationaldebtline.co.uk
    Services: Telephone advice on managing debt, including assistance with setting up Debt Management Plans and Debt Relief Orders. Available in over a hundred languages. Also offer a range of self-help and information packs, as well as template letters to creditors, available online.

Telephone Advice:
0808 808 4000 (helpline)
Mon - Fri 9.00am – 9.00pm
Sat 9.30 am– 1.00pm

South Birmingham Young Homeless Project

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Contact: Carol Cooke, Project Manager

Tel: 0121 453 0606/0121 453 5069

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Address: South Birmingham Young Homeless Project, The Depot, Belton Grove, Longbridge, Birmingham, B45 9PE.
    Services: Information and resource centre for young homeless people. Currently offers debt advice service, sexual health advice service for young people including free condoms and pregnancy testing for young people.

Offers a late night service up to 7:00pm on Wednesdays.

Opening times: Drop in or call to make appointments 0121 457 8736