Advice lines open

During the Coronavirus crisis we will be keeping this page up to date with information relating to employment, benefits, housing, immigration and crime. This is an evolving situation so make sure to check the links we refer to and the website or call us for advice.

Whilst our office is closed, you can call our advice lines to speak to a solicitor or caseworker.

You can call 020 8638 7429 during the following times:

Immigration & Asylum 
Monday 10 – 12pm

Monday 2 – 4pm

Welfare Benefits 
Tuesday 1 – 3pm

Thursday 10 – 12pm

Thursday 1 – 3pm


If you would like advice and support from our employment team please complete our online form.

The following link contains up to date information on furlough, safe working, sick pay, shielding, home working and other COVID related matters:  Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for employers and employees | Acas

You can find general guidance from the folowing sources:
Citizens Advice
GLA Employment Rights Hub
Employment rights videos in 12 languages


If you’ve been affected by coronavirus, you might be able to claim benefits or get more money on your current benefits.
If you need welfare benefits advice  please call on 020 8969 7473, email

Up to date information about benefits and Coronavirus is available below.
What to do if you are already getting benefits: and Citizens Advice
What benefits you can get: Citizens Advice


For information relating to how Coronavirus may affect your housing, please see the Shelter website. 
You can also contact us on the advice line listed at the top of this page if you have an issue with your housing.


The government has released advice for visa applicants and temporary residents. You can find this on the website here.
You can also contact us on the advice line listed at the top of this page if you have an immigration or asylum issue.