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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.

Azad Kashmir Welfare Association

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Contact:

Javed Hussain, Co-ordinator
Tel: 0121 328 0995

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Address: 68 Alum Rock Road, Saltley, Birmingham, B8 1JA
    Services:
Advice and support, primarily for Kashmiri, Pakistani and other Asian communities. Benefits, housing, immigration, asylum, health and consumer advice.

Advice given in a number of languages.

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 10:00am-4:00pm (can drop in or contact by email/letter).

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 Centre)

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Contact:
Telephone number:  0121 415 8812
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    Services:
Clients contact Birmingham FLAG by telephoning on 0121 415 8812 to make an appointment (Thursday evenings, term time 5:00-7:00pm)

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.

Birmingham Tribunal Unit

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Contact:
Maxine Reid, Business Development Manager
Tel: 0121 666 7533 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address: Suite 9B, 9th Floor, Albany House, Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4BD
www.btu.org.uk

    Services:
Welfare benefits advice, casework and representation before the Tribunal.

They specialise in providing assistance and representation at a specialist level; also provide training for advisors.

Volunteers are also taken on and mentored. Opening times: 9.30am–4:00pm (By appointment – please ring or email.) 

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

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. 
Mr Phillip Haycock, Pro Bono Unit lead This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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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Contact:


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.

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.

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

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Contact: Lesley Hancock

Tel: 0300 555 2345

Address: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Council House, Priory Road, Dudley DY11 1HF
    Services: Offers full service of advice and benefits, in particular: advice on asylum seekers, domestic violence and housing and council tax benefit.

Opening hours:
Mon - Fri 8.00am - 5.30pm,
Sat 09.00am – 12.00pm

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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Address: Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury B69 3DE

Tel: 0845 358 2200

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www.sandwell.gov.uk

   

Services: Offers full service of advice and benefits, in particular: advice on asylum seekers, domestic violence and housing and council tax benefit.

Call first or drop into the 'One Stop Shop' to receive advice.

Switchboard:
Mon - Sat: 8.00am - 8.00pm
Sunday closed.

One Stop Shop:
Mon, Tue, Thu: 8.00am – 5.30pm
Wed: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Fri: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Sat: 9.00am-12.00pm
Sunday closed.

Midlands Housing Aid Centre

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Contact: Belinda Hoste, Service Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: 0344 515 1800

Address: 4th Floor, Gateway House, 50-53 High Street, Birmingham B4 7SY

www.shelter.org.uk
   

Services: Shelter does not do any specific pro bono work. They sometimes run evening sessions. They may give legal advice if it involves a matter of some importance, e.g. a test case or a matter of public importance relating to homelessness.

Specialist advice and information on housing. Issues covered include homelessness, rent/mortgage arrears, housing benefit, private renting problems. Specialist housing advice for other agencies whose clients have housing problems. Solicitors are also based at Birmingham office.

Opening Times:
Drop-in service:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri (not Wed): 9:00am-1:00pm.
Outreach services in Birmingham ONLY:
Mon-Fri 9:00am-5.30pm.
Sessions can be booked anytime between 9:00am-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

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Address: Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, The Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall WS1 1TP

Tel: 01922 650000

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www.walsall.gov.uk
   

Services: Offers full service of advice and benefits, in particular: advice on asylum seekers, domestic violence and housing and council tax benefit.

Opening hours:
Mon-Thurs: 08:45am-5:15pm
Fri: 08:45am-4:45pm.

Call first to receive help with enquiry or go to the Council reception in which you will be given a ticket and can wait in a queue to be spoken to about your enquiry.

Midlands Mencap

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Tel: 0121 442 2944

Address: Midland Mencap (HO), 171 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8JR

http://midlandmencap.blogspot.co.uk/
    Services: Provides advice only, however referrals can be made.
Areas covered are housing care and support, carers and family support, carers emergency response service, children's and young people services, employment and volunteering, brokerage and support planning.

Switchboard opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Contact the switchboard via telephone first with your enquiry.