The Specialist Advice Team provides advice and assistance in accessing mainstream services, including:
- Housing & accommodation
- Social care support
- Racial harassment support
- Domestic violence support
- Asylum accommodation
- New refugee resettlement
- Support for families with no recourse to public funds
- Welfare rights and benefits (please click here for further information)
The most commonly needed is our accommodation assistance, with homelessness being the most typical reason for referral. Other common referrals have been because of domestic abuse, difficulties in accessing social care, education and mental health.
We work very closely with our General Advice Service*, but also accept referrals from external agencies.
Our dedicated team of volunteers make this possible through providing casework support.
We also offer special advice for:
*Please note that clients must be referred for this project by General Advice and it is by appointment only.