Community Law Service

(01604) 621038Northampton Office

(01933) 313020Rushden Office

(01933) 278248Wellingborough Office

Temporary website whilst new site under construction

Legal Advice

Our Continued Services During the Covid-19 Pandemic

All of our offices are closed to the public until further notice. We are however still providing specialist Welfare Benefits, Debt, Housing, and Energy Saving advice via telephone or email.

Please call 01604 621038 . The telephone line is open 10.00a.m. – 2.00p.m.  Monday – Thursday and 10.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. Friday. Agencies referring should continue to use the online Referral Form

Specialist Social Welfare advice for residents of Northamptonshire

Community Law Service (Northampton and County) (formerly Welfare Rights Advice Service - Northampton and County) is the largest independent advice provider in Northamptonshire.

We are a registered charity providing independent and confidential specialist legal advice, representation, training and consultancy services. We work in partnership with a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies.

We provide a comprehensive casework service from the beginning to the conclusion of your case, including representation at court / tribunal if necessary, in the areas of Welfare Benefits, Immigration, Debt and Housing. Please call us for advice. All our caseworkers and solicitors work to standards set by the Legal Aid Agency.

We have also developed a not for profit fee paying service in immigration for those who do not qualify for Legal Help.

We are a Countywide service and have offices at:

  • Northampton Advice Centre 49-53 Hazelwood Road, Northampton, NN1 1LG
  • Information and Access Point The Guildhall NN1 1DE
  • Rushden Advice Shop 32 High Street, Rushden, NN10 0PW
  • Wellingborough F.I.S.H. Shop, 2A Cambridge Street, Wellingborough

Are you working with a client who could benefit from our assistance?

Community Law Service accepts direct referrals from a wide range of voluntary sector organisations, housing officers, support and community workers. We can help with: Debt, Benefits, Housing, Employment and Immigration issues. Simply complete the Online Referral form or Download our referral form (pdf) for faxing, posting or emailing.

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Benefits advice

Help with claims, challenging decisions, advice on entitlement. Initial advice available at our drop in sessions and via telephone advice.

Need advice on Immigration?

Family reunion, European worker rights, entry clearance applications

Problems with Debt?

Credit and other debt, bankruptcy, rent / mortgage arrears

Problems with housing - Repossessions or Homelessness?

Challenging homeless decisions, rent / mortgage arrears, disrepair

Welfare Benefits, Debt and Financial Capability Training Courses

Community Law Service (Northampton and County) are leading the way in providing specialist welfare benefits training courses, debt and financial capability training courses in the county.

Energy Advice

In addition to advising on all aspects of claiming benefits, our advisors are now able to offer advice on energy efficiency in the home.