Welfare Benefits

In 2021 – 2022 we provided Welfare Benefits advice to  2,113 people and helped them to claim over £9,624,365 of additional benefit income.

Debt Advice

In 2021-2022 we provided specialist Debt advice for 1758 people and helped with the management of £18,521,739 of Debt including the administration of 155 Debt Relief Orders and support for 10 Bankruptcies.

Housing Advice

In 2021-2022 we provided specialist Housing advice for 519 people including representation for  Repossession and Eviction cases at the County Court with a 98% success rate at keeping people in their homes.

Energy Advice

In 2021-2022 our Energy Advice projects provided a range of support to 1,676 households and helped them achieve energy savings of over  £125,000.

Immigration Advice

In 2021-2022 we provided specialist Immigration advice and help with claims and appeals for 106 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 2021-2022


People provided with specialist advice & information


Welfare Benefit, Grant and other income secured for local residents


Debt Managed for people advised


People Funded with Fuel Poverty Support.

Latest News

Support with the cost of living

Support with the cost of living

​SUPPORT WITH THE COST OF LIVINGPosted 28 June 2022 The Government have announced numerous schemes to support households struggling with the cost of living and energy crisis.  See our summary below to give you an outline of the schemes as they currently stand. Note...

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...


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01933 313020


01933 313020