Advice Lewisham freephone advice line goes live

31 Jan 2017 Lewisham news

Advice Lewisham, the network of the main free advice providers in the London Borough of Lewisham, is launching a new freephone advice line from 1 February 2017:

0800 2315453

The collaborative initiate is designed to enable people to get the information and advice that they need quickly and efficiently and in different ways. There are eight members of the partnership, including:

  1. 170 Community Project
  2. AgeUK Lewisham and Southwark
  3. Carers Lewisham
  4. Evelyn 190 Centre
  5. Citizens Advice Lewisham
  6. Lewisham Disability Coalition
  7. Lewisham Multi-Lingual Advice Service
  8. Lewisham Refugee & Migrant Network

 

'The advice agencies in Lewisham have been working closely together on a number of projects to support local people for several years, but many people are still not entirely sure which of the local services is the best place to go for advice about the issue that they are facing,' said Roz Hardie, Director of partner organisation Lewisham Disability Coalition.

'By joining up our advice services through a single first point of contact we hope that there will be “no wrong doors” and people get directed to the best place to support them quickly and at a time and place that suits them.'

For help with online advice or benefit claims, blue badges and travel passes visit one of their three hubs. There are now two advice hubs at Leemore Centre in Central Lewisham, which offer a drop-in service: Citizens Advice Lewisham information hub and Lewisham Multi-Lingual Advice Service information hub.

The freephone advice line is available Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, with immigration advice on Mondays from 10am - 1pm.

For further information visit advicelewisham.org.uk