Welfare Benefits

In 2020 – 2021 we provided Welfare Benefits advice to  2,371 people and helped them to claim over £10,667,348 of additional benefit income.

Debt Advice

In 2020/21 we provided specialist Debt advice for 1494 people and helped with the management of £14,086,646 of Debt including the administration of 131 Debt Relief Orders and support for 10 Bankruptcies.

Housing Advice

In 2019/21 we provided specialist Housing advice for 1,601 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 2020/21 our Energy Advice projects provided a range of support to 1,811 households and helped with income maximisation of over £7 million.

Immigration Advice

In 2019/21 we provided specialist Immigration advice and help with claims and appeals for 570 people

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 normally 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.

*Please see Service Delivery During the Covid-19 Pandemic for latest news on our service delivery.*

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

4,972

People provided with specialist advice

£10,667,348

Welfare Benefit, Grant and other income secured for local residents

£14,086,646

Debt Managed for people advised

1811

People Funded with Fuel Poverty Support.

Latest News

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Further reopening of services

Further reopening of services

Further reopening of services  Posted 29th June 2021   From 5th July 2021 we will be further reopening our services: Northampton Advice  Centre in Hazelwood Road between 10am and 2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Rushden Advice Centre on Wednesdays...

Enquiries

For general enquires, please contact us on:

Northampton

01604 621038

Rushden

01933 313020

Wellingborough

01933 278248