Legal advice and information
Legal advice and information
You can find information here about laws and legal issues. There are details about some of the laws that protect you from discrimination and give you rights, and links to where you can find out more. If you need legal advice, the local Citizen's Advice Bureau is a good place to start. There are also local law centres that offer free legal advice in Wandsworth and nearby.
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Employing a personal assistant – toolkit
Telephone: 020 7383 8910
Description: This is a free toolkit and guide from Skills for Care about employing personal assistants to meet your care needs.
Equality Advisory and Support Service
FREEPOST EASS HELPLINE FPN6521
Telephone: 0808 800 0082 (freephone)
Description: The Equality and Advisory Support Service (EASS) offers a helpline that provides information, advice and support on equality and human rights issues.
Postal address: PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ
Telephone: 0300 555 0333
Description: The Legal Ombudsman resolves complaints about legal services in England and Wales.
Lesbian, Gay and Transgender Advice and Support - The Alzheimer's Society
43-44 Crutched Friars London, EC3N 2AE
Telephone: 0300 222 1122 (dementia helpline)
Description: The Alzheimer's Society has a National Dementia Helpline which offers support to all people with dementia and their carers including members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community.
Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman
Postal address: Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, 2 The Oaks Westwood Way, Burton Green, CV4 0EH
Telephone: Adviceline: 0300 061 0614
Description: The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman looks at complaints about councils and all types of care services for adults in England (including care homes and home care providers).
Mental Health Tribunals
First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health), PO BOX 8793, 5th Floor, Leicester, LE1 8BN
Telephone: 0300 123 2201
Description: HM Courts and Tribunals Service reviews the cases of patients detained under the Mental Health Act and can direct the discharge of any patients where the statutory criteria for detention are not met.
15-19 Broadway, Stratford, London , E15 4BQ
Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (Mind Infoline)
Description: Mind is a national mental health charity that offers a range of information and support services for people who experience any type of mental distress.
Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
Telephone: 0345 015 4033
Description: This Ombudsman carries out independent investigations into complaints about UK government departments and their agencies, and the NHS in England.
11 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V 1RB
Telephone: 020 7630 2200
Description: The Pensions Ombudsman investigates complaints and disputes about the way that pension schemes are run.
Shelter - The housing and homelessness charity
88 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HU
Telephone: 0808 800 4444 (Advice line)
Description: Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing.