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.

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

Our Impact 2020-2021


People provided with specialist advice


Welfare Benefit, Grant and other income secured for local residents


Debt Managed for people advised


People Funded with Fuel Poverty Support.

Latest News

The Monies and Pensions Service Funding Changes

The Monies and Pensions Service Funding Changes

Monies and Pensions Service Funding ReprievePosted 4th December 2021     We are pleased to report that The Money and Pensions Service have decided to halt their plans to reduce funding for face to face debt advice. As a result, we will be able to maintain...

Budget Changes for Universal Credit Coming in Soon

Budget Changes for Universal Credit Coming in Soon

Budget Changes for Universal Credit Coming in SoonPosted 29th March 2021   Budget Changes for Universal Credit Coming in Soon   From 24 November 2021, new rules come in affecting Universal Credit for some working claimants, which means they will be better off....


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01604 621038


01933 313020


01933 313020