Save Birmingham Law Centre

Birmingham Law Centre is facing a very bleak future and may soon have to close.  

As with every Law Centre, we are having to deal with a massive reduction in our income due to the Government's Legal Aid cuts.  However, unlike most Law Centres, we receive no funding from the local authority.

If we close, it will have a devastating effect upon advice services available in the city. The Law Centre is a charity that provides debt, housing, employment, community care and welfare advice to the vulnerable and those most in need. We are alarmed that this comes at a time of increasing personal debt and dramatic changes to the benefits system that will see an increase in homelessness, reduction in real terms incomes and a greater reliance on food banks or other charitable support.

This is why we want Birmingham City Council to support its only Law Centre before it is too late.

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Birmingham Law Centre

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http://www.birminghamlawcentre.org.uk/

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    Jill Faraday, United Kingdom

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    Dee Chauhan, United Kingdom

    1 year ago Comments: During times of recession and austerity where employers are bullying workers and using threats of redundancy and you are lucky to have a job, the Law Centre is needed to advise and help the ordinary person in very difficult cases. People are suffering in all areas of life and it is the duty of a person, an organisation especially a voluntary one, for the local Council, government and so on to appreciate the help that is given and ensure the service is kept going for the ordinary person!! Lets carry on campaigning!! I am all for people power to change individual injustices and collective injustices!!
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    Gary Heaven, United Kingdom

    1 year ago Comments: I am a Birmingham council tax payer . At a time when government appears to have a concerted policy to limit access to justice to a large and vulnerable part of the population what would it say about the goals of the second city if it failed to support its Law Centre whilst retaining an interest in other , arguably less valuable ventures .
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