Please note: owing to the position on Covid 19 and the Coronavirus, some organisations and venues will be closed, some will deliver their services differently. You can find the organisation website address on InformationNOW and visit their site for updates. Visit the dedicated coronavirus webpage for Newcastle City Council.
The Law Centres Network can help you to find legal help in your local area. All Law Centres offer face-to-face legal advice to local residents, and some run a telephone advice line. Some Law Centres also provide advice to community groups on issues such as legal structure and governance.
All Law Centres specialise in social welfare law, covering some or all of the following areas:
- Welfare rights
- Disability rights
- Immigration and asylum
- Housing and homelessness
- Employment rights
- Community care
Other areas of work might include:
- Public law
- Mental health
- Family law
- Education rights
- Young people and children’s rights
If your local Law Centre cannot help you, they will try to refer you to another nearby organisation that can, or to a nationwide specialist helpline. If there is no Law Centre in your area, you might want to find out about other sources of advice.