Disability and illness can cause serious disruption in your life at a time when you are most vulnerable. Sometimes you may need legal support to back you up and ensure that your rights are respected and you receive the help you need. Below you’ll find details of services that can offer that support.
Advice Now is a website providing accurate, up-to-date information on rights and legal issues. It aims to inform people about the law, but also to acknowledge the stress involved and provide practical guidance on how to manage problems – including when and how to get expert help. If you’re facing a particular legal issue, their guides may prove really helpful.
Citizens Advice Bureau
The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers. Details of local branches are provided below or visit their website for more information.
44 High Street,
Telephone: 01905 795225
116 High Street,
Telephone: 01386 443737
Telephone: 01684 563611
34 High Street,
Upton Upon Severn,
Telephone: 01905 611 371
Advice Website: www.adviceguide.org.uk
Civil Legal Advice
Community Legal Advice is a free government-funded confidential advice service. The service is for family, debt, benefits, housing, education or employment problems. Only available if eligible for legal aid. Visit their website for a comprehensive list of what they can help you with.
Adviceline Telephone: 0345 3454 345
Disability Law Service
The Disability Law Service is a national registered charity that provides confidential and free legal advice for disabled adults, their families and carers. They also provide a casework service. Their mission is to challenge the inequality and poverty of disabled people by securing for them free and equal access to their legal rights and entitlements.They can provide advice and support on disability discrimination, Community Care, employment and welfare and benefit issues and goods and services.
Telephone: 020 7791 9800
Disability Rights UK
Produces high quality information products and services developed by and for disabled people.
Telephone: 020 7250 8181 – this is not an advice line
Telephone: 0300 555 1525 – personalisation/self directed support line
Equality Advisory Support Service
EASS provides advice and guidance on rights, responsibilities and good practice based on equality law and human rights. The service is aimed at individuals who need expert advice and support on discrimination.
Adviceline: 0808 8000082
Legal Aid Agency
Provide civil and criminal legal aid and advice.
Telephone: 0300 200 2020 civil advice
Telephone: 0345 345 4345 legal aid
Advice service to assist professionals and members of the public understand the Human Rights Act.
26-30 Strutton Ground,
Telephone: 020 74033888
Telephone: 0845 1232307 or 0203 1450461 which are both advice lines