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New Cross, South-East London

Legal advice (free)

Lewisham Multi-lingual Advice Service 

Offers free, confidential legal advice (and, in some cases, legal representation) regarding housing, welfare benefits, employment issues, education, consumer rights, and other issues. Advice available in different languages on different days of the week (please check the website or call): Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, French, Italian, Kurdish, Portuguese, Spanish, Somali, Tamil, Turkish, Polish and Vietnamese. 

080 0231 5453 [email protected]

Lemoore Central Community, Bonfield Road, Lewisham SE13 5ES


Citizens Advice 

A network of charities throughout the UK that offers free, confidential information and advice regarding financial, legal, housing, welfare benefits, health, immigration, consumer and other issues.

General adviceline: 080 0144 8848 

Lewisham: 080 0231 5453 Bonfield Road SE13 5EU

Bermondsey: 080 8278 7849 8 Market Place, Southwark Park Rd, SE16 3UQ

Peckham: 080 8278 7849  97 Peckham High Stree , SE15 5RS


Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network

Provides free, confidential advice on housing, immigration, and welfare benefits. 

020 8694 0323 [email protected] 

The Sayes Court, 341 Evelyn St, Deptford SE8 5QX


170 Community Project 

Offers confidential advice and help with applications on debt and money management, housing, welfare benefits, employment, and immigration issues.

020 7732 9716 (Mondays at 9am-12 noon only)

080 0231 5453 (all other times) [email protected] 

49A Hatfield Close, New Cross SE14 5DW


Evelyn 190 Centre

Offers free, confidential advice and assistance with welfare benefits, debt, housing and employment law issues.

020 8691 7180 [email protected]

190 Evelyn Street, Deptford SE8 5DB

*Additional providers of free legal advice: