Community Legal Advice currently provides free independent advice about debt, education, benefits and tax credits, employment and housing problems over the telephone in England & Wales. The service is available those on low income who are not eligible for legal aid. Recently the Legal Services Commission announced the service is to expand the service so legal advice will be available for family related legal problems.
“The Legal Services Commission is investing around £7million over three years in the Community Legal Advice family service. From August, people who need help but can’t afford it will be able to call 0845 345 4 345 to get free help for family related legal problems. During the current recession, debt, eviction or redundancy can put a strain on relationships. Equally, splitting families can cause housing or debt problems.”
Press release Source Legal Services Commission 11 May 2009