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Advising London (Previously Blackfriars Advice Centre)

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We provide drop-in services and we also 'pop up' in venues across London, such as children centres and community centres. We work with the diverse communities within the borough including French African, Latin Americans, Polish, Irish, Somali and Bengali people.

Visit us

Drop in
(Monday – Thursday 9.30am - 1.30pm)
Open to anyone in need of help, support or advice in the areas of housing, debt, benefits, consumer, employment and immigration.

Pre-booked Appointments
(Monday – Friday 1.30pm - 4.30pm)
These appointments are booked through our drop in service in the areas of housing, debt, benefits and immigration. A Bengali speaking advisor is available for the drop-in sessions on Thursdays.

Wednesday Evening Appointments
(5pm - 7pm)
To book appointments please
Please note, these appointments are only available to those who cannot attend our morning drop in due to work or caring responsibilities.

Spanish Appointments
(Friday 10am - 1pm)
If you are a Spanish speaker and cannot speak English, to book an appointment please call 020 3752 5526 on Monday between 10am - 4pm

E-mail us

By completing the Enquiry Form.
Your enquiry will be processed within two working days.

If your situation is an emergency and you urgently require advice please attend our drop in session (see drop in times) or you can call Southwark Citizens Advice Bureau for advice on 0844 499 4134 (calls charged at 5p per minute).

Multi-Lingual Appointments
(Monday 1.30pm - 4.30pm )
If your first language is not English and you require an interpreter, to book an appointment please

If you have other queries about services
Call 020 3752 5520
Fax 020 3070 0064

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, First Floor, Unit 215/216, New Kent Road, London, SE1 6TE
Area serviced:
020 3752 5520
020 3070 0064
Drop-in service available in selection of languages.
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Elephant & Castle

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Anything contributing to an improvement in condition; advantage; help
Advice for people with housing enquiries.For example,if they are moving property,are waiting to be allocated a local authority property or feel that they are living in sub-standard accomodation.