We aim to help people to access the financial help they are entitled to

The Centre specialises in appeals to the First Tier Tribunal (Social Security and Asylum Support), Upper Tribunal, and Judicial Review cases.

Frontline workers can telephone for consultancy on welfare rights issues on Tuesdays between 10am and 1pm and Wednesdays between 10am and 3pm.

Examples of cases we may take on

  • Judicial Reviews such as cases involving unreasonable delay, unreasonable requests for documents (for example – the documents do not exist) breach of a statutory duty, or decisions with no appeal rights
  • Appeals on a point of law to the Upper Tribunal or Court of Appeal
  • Cases involving the right to reside, habitual residence test or issues of European law
  • Complex cases or cases including current legal issues such as the bedroom tax or benefit cap cases

Cases that we cannot deal with

  • Form filling

  • Renewal claims

  • Child support cases

  • Social security fraud

  • Criminal matters

Our Team

Welfare Team

Universal Credit Network

 We work in partnership with Citizens Advice Southwark and Community Southwark to provide information and training for frontline agencies on UC issues.

To join the Network please contact : Sari Easton sari@communitysouthwark.org

Our Organisation

We are a registered charity and are governed by a trustee board of local residents.
Please click here to view our 2022/2023 Annual Report
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Company registration number: 1418763 • Charity registration number: 277927
Office of the Immigration Service Commissioners reference is N201000009