Fellow: April Hall

North East Law Centre

North East Law Centre (NELC), a charity established in 1978, provides free legal advice to people across the North East who cannot afford to pay for a solicitor and who are not eligible for funded legal advice through legal aid.

Our main focus is on supporting vulnerable people on the margins of society who are either ineligible for legal aid, or whose presenting issues are outside the scope of legal aid funding.

Our services are therefore targeted at groups who have the greatest need such as the unemployed and low paid, disabled people, asylum seekers and refugees, and women and children. We operate advice projects in asylum, immigration, Welfare Benefits, family, Education, Employment and discrimination law, as well as targeted community legal education work. We are funded by a range of charitable sources and have limited grants from Newcastle City Council the Newcastle and Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, and Lloyds Bank Foundation.

We also work extensively to support voluntary and community sector partners through training programmes, development and partnership work to improve capacity and to develop new ways of working with clients.

For further information, visit our website.

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