Advice agencies


Afghan Academy
Counselling, advice and information on immigration, housing, benefits, health and education. Provides educational and cultural activities. Publish Afghan Magazine.  

PO Box 1570, Hanwell, W7 3ZJ
Tel: (020) 8579 8436
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm

Community Legal Advice
Community Legal Advice can provide free help or legal advice over the phone.  They can help with family, debt, housing, employment, education, welfare benefits and tax credit problems. 

They will check to see if you are eligible for legal aid and put you in touch with a specialist legal adviser. If you are not eligible for legal aid, Community Legal Advice can still put you in touch with organisations that can help. 

Tel: 0845 345 4 345
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm. Saturday 9am-12.30pm

Advice and support to parents and carers of children with any special need or disability as well as professionals working with families.
St Andrew's church Centre, Room 3, First Floor, Mount Park Road, Ealing W5 2RS
Tel: (020) 8810 8151

Iranian Association
Advice on education, immigration, benefits and housing.
241 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9LP
Tel: (020) 8748 6682
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm

Migrant Advisory and Advocacy Service
Town Hall, High Street, Southall, UB1 3HA
Adviser: Mr Amir
Hours: Sat 9am-1pm appointments only, Thur 4pm-8pm
drop-in session but ticket system operated, tickets are issued at 4pm  

Ogaden Community Association
Offers advice on housing, benefits and immigration for the Ogaden community. Also runs English language classes and IT training.
The King's Hall, South Road, Southall UB1 1RB
Tel/Fax: (020) 8571 4308 

Somali Women's Refugee Centre
Provides advice on housing, immigration, education, welfare, benefits and employment
Priory Community Centre Acton Lane, Acton, W3 8NY
Tel: (020) 8752 1787
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-4pm

YWCA London West
A centre for all young women aged 11- 25.It offers a variety of groups and provides support and information.
Thoenix Centre, Dormers Wells Lane, Southall UB1 3HX 
Tel: (020) 8574 5116
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm