National advice organisations
In addition to independent advice organisations in your area (for example, citizens advice and law centres) there are also national charities and organisations that might be able to provide advice or help you to explore the options available to you.
Free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law.
- Age UK
Provides services to help people make the most of later life.
- Business Debtline
Provides free debt advice to the self-employed and small businesses.
- Carers UK
UK-wide national membership charity for carers.
- Child Law Advice
Specialist advice and information on child, family and education law to parents, carers and young people.
- Contact a Family
Help, advice and support for families with disabled children.
- Coram Voice
Support and advocacy for young people who are living in care or have recently left care, or those who feel they cannot live at home anymore.
- Disability Law Service
Free legal advice for people with disabilities and their carers.
Advice, practical support and campaigns for single parents.
- Housing Advice
Advice, support and legal services for those with housing problems or affected by homelessness in Northern Ireland.
- Independent Age
Advice and support for older people.
Asylum and immigration advice including Home Office applications, entry clearance, appeals and judicial review.
- Macmillan Cancer Support
Support and advice for those who have been diagnosed with cancer.
- Maternity Action
Services designed to improve the health and well-being of pregnant women, partners and young children.
Advice and support for people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.
Support to improve the lives of people with a mental health problem.
- National Debtline
Free and impartial debt advice.
- National Domestic Violence Helpline
Freephone 24hr national domestic violence helpline service, delivered by Refuge and Women's Aid
Advice, support and protection for children experiencing domestic violence.
- Refugee Council
Support and advice for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.
- Rethink Mental Illness
Services to improve the lives of those affected by mental illness.
- Rights of Women
Provides women with legal advice and information including in relation to domestic violence, child contact, sexual violence, and immigration and asylum.
- Royal National Institute of Blind People
Services designed to support blind and partially sighted people.
- Royal Society for Blind Children
Services across England and Wales for blind and partially sighted children, young people, and their families.
- Royal British Legion
Support for the Armed Forces community including veterans and their families.
Information and support for disabled people.
- Seafarer Support
Support for serving and former seafarers (Royal Navy & Royal Marines, Merchant Navy and fishermen) and their families.
- Shelter England | Shelter Scotland | Shelter Wales
Advice, support and legal services for those with housing problems or homelessness issues.
Support to people who are currently serving, or have ever served, in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force.
Tailored advice and practical solutions to debt problems.
Free, confidential advice on tax for those on low incomes.
- Veterans welfare
Links to charities and other organisations providing advice or assistance to service personnel (maintained by Veterans UK).
- Working Families
Advice on employment rights for parents and benefits for families.
More: We've provided links below to the Law Societies' 'Find a Solicitor' directories and, if you're looking for immigration advice, links to help you ensure that your adviser is registered with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) or is a member of an approved professional body.