Useful information and advice can be found on the following sites:
Albert Kennedy Trust
Supports young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgener 16-25 year olds who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment.
Non-profit website that publishes information on employment rights.
Advisory, Conciliation & Arbitration Service
ACAS is a government organisation that provides independent general advice on employment rights.
Website with Employment Factsheets published by Citizens Advice.
Advocates for International Development
Lawyers eradicating poverty.
Asylum Seekers Support Project
ASAP provides legal advice and representation to asylum seekers without financial support or accommodation. http://www.asaproject.org/web/index.php
Bar Pro Bono Unit
The Bar Pro Bono Unit is a charity which helps to find pro bono (free) legal assistance from volunteer barristers.
Bail for Immigration Detainees
BID is a charity that exists to challenge immigration detention in the UK. They work with asylum seekers and migrants in removal centres and prisons to secure their release from detention.
British and Irish Legal Information Institute
The BAILII website gives free access to UK statute and case law and other legal information.
Law firm based in Hackney specialising in capacity, community care and mental health law.
Child Poverty Action Group
The leading charity campaigning for a better deal for low-income families and children. Primarily for advisers in this field but has some useful information e.g. on tax credits and benefits.
Find your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
Choice in Hackney
CHOICE IN HACKNEY is a voluntary organisation, which provides Advocacy and Independent Living Services to disabled people in London.
Community Legal Advice
Search the directory to find solicitors and other organisations that specialise in particular categories of law. Website provided by the government’s Legal Services Commission.
A not-for-profit business set up to empower consumers through education in the areas of credit, loans, insurance, debt and personal finance.
A counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. The Counselling Directory is a free and confidential service.
Cultural, ethnic and language community groups
Links to a variety of groups in on this website
De Beauvoir Councillors
Local councillors representing Hackney’s De Beauvoir ward.
Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform
Website of the government’s DBERR, with detailed guidance on employment law issues.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Government website for information on all aspects of benefits and credits, national insurance and pensions.
Diane Abbott MP
Member of Parliament for Hackney North and Stoke Newington.
Information and support fotr Hackney renters in the private sector
Government website with information about employment rights.
Disability Law Service
Law centre run by charity that provides legal advice and assistance for people with disabilities in relation to employment rights and other areas of law.
Eastend Citizens Advice
This includes information about the CAB offices in Hackney.
Website that publishes some free employment law information.
Employment Appeals Tribunal
Court that deals with appeals against decisions of the Employment Tribunal.
Employment Lawyers Association
Search for lawyers who specialise in employment law.
You can submit a claim to the Employment Tribunal via this website and access information about Employment Tribunal procedure.
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Government body provides information and advice on discrimination on grounds of sex, race, disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation and age, as well as on human rights issues.
Every Child in Need campaign
The campaign to protect society’s most vulnerable children from changes proposed by the Department for Education.body provides information and advice on discrimination on grounds of sex, race, disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation and age, as well as on human rights issues.
Free Representation Unit
Charity that provides free Tribunal representation in certain types of cases.
A third sector lawyer writes about what makes him mad, sad, and happy to be human.
Hackney Alliance to Defend Public Services
The main anti-cuts alliance in Hackney, campaigning against cuts in services, and job losses in the borough.
Hackney Borough of Sanctuary
Celebrates the contribution of the many people who have come to Hackney for safety and are part of the community.
Hackney’s free independent newspaper.
The website of the London Borough of Hackney.
Hackney’s main newspaper.
A diverse coalition of Hackney based groups and individuals that have come together to challenge social exclusion and promote social justice.
Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers
Campaigning lawyers group.
Supporting voluntary and community organisations in Hackney.
Hackney Playbus is a mobile play project for young children. We run out service from a brightly painted double decker bus, fully converted for early years play.
Health and Safety Executive
The HSE website contains useful information about workers’ rights
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
The HMRC website contains useful information about the national minimum wage and other tax and employment issues.
Housing Law Practitioners Association
Organising solicitors and barristers who specialise in housing law
Immigration Law Practitioners Association
Organising solicitors and barristers who specialise in immigration law
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
JCWI is an independent national voluntary organisation which provides free advice on immigration, refugee or nationality issues.
The Justice Alliance is an alliance of legal organisations, charities, community groups, grass roots and other campaigning groups, trade unions and individuals united in opposition to the government’s proposed attack on legal aid and the criminal justice system.
Works with migrant domestic workers in the UK
Law Centres Federation
The LCF is the umbrella body for Law Centres. You can search for a Law Centre by geographical location on its website.
Search for a solicitor using the Law Society’s directory.
Legal Action Group
The webpage for the campaigning organisation LAG
Legal Services Commission
The website for the LSC (formerly the Legal Aid Board)
Campaigning charity that provides advice on human rights and civil liberties issues.
Meg Hillier MP
Member of Parliament for Hackney South and Shoreditch.
Mind (City and Hackney)
Supporting the one in four people who will experience a mental health difficulty at least once in their lifetime.
Ministry of Justice
Search for Acts of Parliament on this website.
National Pro Bono Centre
Houses the national clearing houses for legal pro bono work delivered in England and Wales.
Newham Monitoring Project
Helping communities fight racism, discrimination and injustice since 1980.
A counselling, therapy, advocacy, advice and information service for young people aged between 11 and 25 who live, work or study in Hackney.
Office of Public Sector Information
Search for this government website for UK statutes and statutory instruments
Pilotlight helps local charities and social enterprises to tackle social disadvantage in the UK.
Public Concern at Work
Charity providing advice and support to whistleblowers.
Santé Refugee Project
A charity to empower refugees and asylum seekers in the London region, particularly those with mental health issues, to gain equal access to health and other essential services.
Social Enterprise and publisher of ‘One in Four’ magazine, the lifestyle, health and mental well being magazine for people with mental health difficulties.
For housing advice and help with homelessness.
Team Hackney is Hackney’s local strategic partnership bringing together the key people in the public, private, community and voluntary sectors.
The Social Media Agency that designed this website for Hackney Community Law Centre, free of charge, as a donation.
Trades Union Congress
The TUC website provides links to the websites of many trade unions. Many of the union websites are excellent sources of information about rights at work, especially the websites of the larger unions such as UNISON and UNITE.
World Legal Information Institute
Free, independent and non-profit access to worldwide law.