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If you need any help with Housing Amy Turtle may be able to help,  you can come and see her at School Monday/Tuesday and Wednesday morning or email her amy.turtle@shs.org.uk or aturtle@charlottesharman.co.uk

 

Cambridge House

Website; http://ch1889.org/

What they do: 
They offer free access to independent, expert legal services helping people to save their homes, jobs and protect their families.

How they help:

They prevent homelessness by advising tenants about their housing rights, providing support for people who face repossession acts, eviction, homelessness, disrepair, rent arrears, issues with housing benefit and other problems relating to their housing situation.

How to get in-touch:

You can't just drop in, so call and make an appointment on:
 
Telephone: 
0207 358 7025

Address: 
1 Addington Square
London , SE5 0HF
Tel. 020 7358 7000

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Citizens Advice Southwark

Website: http://www.southwarkcabservice.org.uk/

What they do: 

They offer advice across key areas such as benefits, debt, housing and employment.

How to get in-touch:
Drop-in Service
The drop-in advice services at Peckham and Bermondsey CABx operate on a first come first served basis. We will discuss your problem and decide with you the best course of action which may include a return appointment with an adviser. Our services are accessible and we have access to interpreters.

 

Telephone Advice
We provide advice over the phone.  Recorded information is available outside of the advertised times. Tel: 0344 499 3143
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Evening Appointments

Tuesday evening appointments (5pm - 7pm) are available at Peckham CAB for people who are unable to visit the bureau during the day. To book an appointment, please telephone 0207 231 3379 (message line) and leave a message, including your name and contact details. Alternatively complete an email enquiry form and request an evening appointment in the details section.

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Southwark Law Centre

What they do: 

The Centre specialises in cases in cases involving homelessness, possession, eviction, disrepair and asylum support law. We aim to provide support to other agencies referring cases to us, even when we cannot take on the case. That support may be telephone advice to assist the referral agency in resolving the problem without the client seeing a lawyer, or help in finding other sources of advice. We have a duty solicitor from Monday to Thursdays (inclusive) who is able to speak to other agencies. 

 

If you are trying to bid for housing they also have a:

Bidding Support Project

We are working with Citizens Advice Southwark to deliver a bidding support project for those registered for housing or re-housing with the London Borough of Southwarks' Homesearch scheme. At the sessions, trained volunteers advise applicants on how to use the internet effectively to bid for housing to help increase their chances.

Sessions are available at:

Bells Garden Community Centre, 19 Buller Close, Peckham, London SE15 6UJ

Thursdays: 1pm - 3pm

Appointments are not necessary, just come along, however do remember to bring your bidding number with you.

 

How to get in-touch:

Call to make an appointment on: 0207 732 2008

Address: Hanover Park House, 14 -16 Hanover Park, Peckham, London SE15 5HG      

 

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www.gov.uk

This is a useful website for advice, Go to the 'Housing and local services' section and find the heading that is specific to your need.

 

Or put your post-code into:

http://find-legal-advice.justice.gov.uk/

and it will find you your nearest legal adviser.

 

If you need advice around housing, please call 020 7525 5950.

 

Alternatively you can attend the Housing Drop In which is held every Thursday 1pm-3pm at:

Bells Garden Community Centre
Buller Close 
London 
SE15 6UJ

 

email: housing.options@southwark.gov.uk

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