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