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ASIRT

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Contact:
Dave Stamp, Project Manager
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Address: St George's Community Hub, Gt Hampton Row, Newtown, Birmingham B19 3JG
    Services:
Provide free independent advice on immigration, nationality and asylum, following this up through casework, support, appeals representation and home visits.

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00am-4:00pm.

Drop In Service: Thurs 10:00am-4:00pm.

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 Group)

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Contact:

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)

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.

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

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

Red Cross West Midlands

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Guy Cirhuza Mweza, Senior Refugee Services Coordinator
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Coventry Office:
Bradbury House, Wheler Road, Seven Stars Estate
Coventry, CV3 4LB
Tel: 02476 304 200

Selly Oak Medical Equipment:
Unit 8 Selly Oak Industrial Estate, Elliot Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6LR
Tel: 0121 4722 078
    Services: Loans medical and mobility equipment including wheelchairs, commodes etc.

Supports hospital outpatients in adjusting to living independently.

Offers a transport service to those unable to leave the home unassisted.

Help for refugees in the UK including short-term emergency support, assistance with orientation, one-to-one social and emotional support to women refugees.
Opening times: (call first)
Tue 11:00am-2:00pm,
Thur 11:00am-3:00pm (Selly Oak)

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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

Switchboard: 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.

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.