Hackney Advice


Useful information and advice from other local and national organisations can be found on the following sites:


Information on every aspect of your rights/human rights can be found on the About Human Rights website.

Non-profit website that publishes information and guidance on a whole range of legal rights.

Acas is a government organisation that provides independent general advice on employment rights.

Supports young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender 16-25 year olds who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment.

The national charity for children and young people with autism.

AVID is the membership network for volunteer visitors to UK immigration removal centres, UK short term holding facilities & UK prisons: anywhere someone is held for immigration purposes.

BID is a charity that challenges immigration detention in the UK & works with asylum seekers & migrants in removal centres & prisons to secure release from detention.

The Bar Pro Bono Unit is a charity which helps people to find pro bono (free) legal assistance from volunteer barristers.

The Bump Buddies scheme is led by volunteers to empower women in Hackney who need to engage with maternity services 

A homesless charity supporting homeless young people.

A 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.

CA Family supports families of disabled children across the UK.

Government website for information on all aspects of benefits and credits, national insurance and pensions.

Diane Abbott is the Member of Parliament for Hackney North and Stoke Newington.

Information and support for people renting in Hackney’s private sector.

Provides high quality specialist legal advice to disabled people, their families and carers.

Information about Employment Tribunals.

Government body providing information and advice on discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation, age, and human rights issues.

Providing free legal representation for the public and advocacy experience for junior lawyers.

The website of the London Borough of Hackney.

The Hackney CVS is Hackney’s main voluntary and community sector support agency.

Members of the Hackney Information & Advice Consortium offer advice on a wide range of issues in 25 GP Practices across Hackney.

If you are homeless, in danger of becoming homeless or need to find accommodation, this site can help you find out where to go.

The Independent Parental Special Education Advice provides advice & support for the families of children with SEN and/or a disability. 

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants is an independent national voluntary organisation which provides free advice on immigration, refugee or nationality issues.

Lasa is a social welfare law and tech charity. it supports organisations in their use of technology and the delivery of social welfare law advice in disadvantaged communities. 

Philip Glanville is the directly elected Mayor of Hackney.

Meg Hillier is the Member of Parliament for Hackney South and Shoreditch.

Migrant Help is a UK charity delivering support and advice services to migrants in the UK.

The Money Advice Service is a free and impartial advice service that helps people manage their money.

National Debtline is a free, confidential, debt advice service for people in England, Wales and Scotland.

The NSPCC was founded in 1884 to end cruelty to children in the UK.

PACE is the LGBT+ mental health charity promoting the emotional well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* community.

A national charity providing housing advice and help with homelessness problems.

Free advice on coping with problem debts.

Stonewall Housing is a specialist LGBT housing advice and support provider in England. 

The UK's national trade union centre.