Benefits and advice






The following people offer independent help and support on a wide range of issues:

Legal Services Commission The Legal Services Commission (LSC) are the people who run the legal aid scheme in England. They aim to make sure clients can access the help they need to address their legal problems.
Criminal Defence Service The Criminal Defence Service guarantees that people under police investigation or facing criminal charges get legal advice and representation.
Community Legal Service The Community Legal Service is a network of LSC funded organisations and advice providers that fund, provide and promote legal aid services for disputes between individuals or organisations.

Help is also available for asylum and immigration, education, employment, mental health and community care issues as well as for people experiencing social problems often need legal advice in areas such as relationship breakdown, debt, housing, domestic violence and benefits. Regardless of your sex, age or what type of family you come from, anyone can become a victim of violent behaviour or domestic abuse in their home. That's why it's important to know where to go for help.
The Hideout Women's Aid have created this space to help young people understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it's happening to you.
National Domestic Violence Helpline If you are experiencing domestic violence, you can call the 24 hour on 0808 2000 247 (run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge).

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