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A. B. Mediation offer mediation services for family, divorce, residence, co-habitation, child contact and financial. Offices in Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop, Newark, Retford, Chesterfield, Ilkeston, Derby, Lincoln and Leicester.
Advice and casework on welfare benefits, housing, debt and money problems. Initial advice on other rights issues like employment rights, consumer advice etc. Services for anyone who approaches the advice centre for help and lives or works in the catchment area: Moss Side, Hulme, Whalley Range, Chorlton, Rusholme, Fallowfield.
Also provides advice to clients outside the catchment area but any casework is signposted to the client's nearest service provider.
Credit Unions are financial co-operatives owned and controlled by their members. They offer savings and loans plus they are local and ethical.Each Credit Union has a "common bond" which determines who can join it. The common bond for Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Credit Union is "Live or work in Blackpool, Fylde or Wyre".
Bristol Credit Union offers low cost, ethical banking, saving and borrowing services to people in the local community and is operated on a not-for-profit basis, with surpluses being returned to its members.
Camden Community Law Centre provides residents of Camden with free advice, some advices is given on a group basis as well as having an outreach service for housebound clients who cannot visit the centre. The centre provides advice on issues such as:
See the website for more information
Central London Law Centre provides a free, accessible, client centred legal advice service to people who are resident or who work in Greater London, including telephone advice. Provides advice sessions on Debt and Welfare Benefits advice, casework and advocacy service for people living or working in or near Central London, Westminster or Paddington.
For Dates and times of advice sessions please contact the centre on the number provided.
Advises on a whole range of subjects including: Welfare Benefits, Debt, Legal Problems, Consumer Matters, Family Problems, Immigration/Nationality, Access to Education and Health Services and Local information.
Trains volunteers to be community advice workers (usually take on one group a year). Volunteers have opportunities to do the Advice Work Training (AWT) course at Level 2, accredited by the Open College Network.
Also has opportunities for volunteer interpreters, and admin workers - minimum of 3 hours per week.
Community based savings and loans services. Provides low cost loans and savings to its members who can and cannot access from banks and building societies.
10.30am - 1.30pm Mon to Fri.
Essex Mediation provide services for families and couples at any stage of breakdown or conflict. They are experienced in meeting the needs of their clients by helping them deal with the practical and emotional impact on the individual and the family.
Their approach focuses on each individual situation and with the help and guidance of their experts, mediation enables you to reach decisions about your future.
FAME helps parents or relatives make decisions and settle disputes arising from the breakdown of their relationship which affects children. With mediation parents can work with the help of mediators to reach agreement on how to divide their assets and liabilities whilst concentrating on the future of their children. The first meeting with a mediator is free, Services are then offered on a sliding scale according to income.
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