Vauxhall Community Law and Information Centre was initially established in 1973. The Legal Status of the Centre is that of registered charity (No.702458) & a company limited by guarantee. The organisation was set-up by local community activists and support was given to the community by Liverpool Law Society, the John Moores Foundation and Liverpool City Council.
The aims and objectives of the organisation are to:
1. Combat social exclusion by raising income and helping control debt through advice work
2. Make available to people legal advice and representation that they would not otherwise have access so that they can assert their rights.
3. Provide a high quality, independent advice service this is free to its users.
4.To reduce poverty and improve people’s sense of health and well being and promote independence for disabled people and carers through the provision of welfare law advice
5.Promote equality and the actively challenge discrimination.
What we do
The Law Centre provides a wide range of legal advice services and currently employ a solicitor and debt advice worker. Volunteers also support our service delivery, please contact us if you believe that you can support us by volunteering to work with us.
We operate a telephone and advice service 5 days per week, if issues are not able to be resolved over the telephone we may offer an appointment to see one of our workers. The advice we offered is in respect of Benefits, Debt, Housing and Fuel Poverty/ Utility issues. We will represent our clients at Tribunals and in Court if necessary and appropriate.
We have gained the Quality Mark for advice provision against the Advice Quality Standard.
In the course of the last financial year the Centre gave advice in 1,899 cases, recovering over £1,000,000 for clients in this period.