Welfare Benefits

In 2019 – 2020 we provided Welfare Benefits advice to over 3,500 people and helped them to claim over £14 million of additional benefit income.

Debt Advice

In 2019/20 we provided specialist Debt advice for 2305 people and helped with the management of £25,966,360 of Debt including the administration of187 Debt Relief Orders and support for 41 Bankruptcies.

Housing Advice

In 2019/20 we provided specialist Housing advice for 1,444 people and provided representation for 1,519 Re-possession and Eviction cases at the County Court with a 98% success rate at keeping people in their homes.

Energy Advice

In 2019/20 our Energy Advice projects provided a range of support to 2,909 households and helped with income maximisation of over £9 million.

Immigration Advice

In 2019/20 we provided specialist Immigration advice and help with claims and appeals for 549 people

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Community Law Service are currently working on a limited service. Please click here to find out more about our service delivery during this period.

Specialist Independent Advice

Community Law Service (Northampton and County) is a registered charity and an independent provider of specialist social welfare advice. Our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of local residents through the provision of specialist advice in the areas of Welfare BenefitsDebtHousing, Energy Advice, and Immigration.

Our services range from one-off specialist advice to a comprehensive specialist casework service and representation at court or tribunal. We offer a mixed model of service delivery aimed at promoting equality of access to our services. This includes drop-in sessions and appointments at our advice centres, community outreach services, appointments in GP surgeries and other health settings, home visits and advice by telephone or email.

If you are working with a client and would like to make a referral to our services, please visit our referrals page.

Our Impact 2019-2020


People provided with specialist advice


Welfare Benefit, Grant and other income secured for local residents


Debt Managed for people advised


Repossession and Eviction court cases represented with 98% success

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