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.
From March 2020 – Telephone contact only.
During coronavirus: supporting families in crisis who don’t know where to go for help. Examples of help include benefit sanctions, sudden job loss, eviction or threat of eviction, family crisis.
North East Law Centre provide legal advice to people on low incomes on:
- immigration and asylum law
- employment law
- family law (free for Newcastle residents)
- discrimination law
- education law
- welfare benefits
- complex EU Settlement Scheme cases
They offer drop in advice sessions at:
- Riverside Community Health Project Mondays 9.30am to 11.30pm term time only
- West End Women and Girls centre for women on Wednesdays 9am to 11am term time only
- Wor Hoose Community Project Wednesdays 10am to 1pm term time only
- welfare rights advice and advocacy support at ReCoCo (Recovery College Collective) for enrolled students.
They’re an independent and not for profit legal practice offering advice to residents and organisations. If you are not eligible for legal aid or their free services, you can access their low cost immigration and family law services.