Nucleus Legal Advise

Nucleus runs fortnightly on a Wednesday (appointments available from 1-5pm)

Nucleus offers free advice from a team of highly experienced legal professionals.

At Old Oak we offer 1-1 free appointments with long standing Nucleus legal adviser Vicky. During the 1-1 appointments Nucleus can provide impartial, confidential advice around housing, debts, welfare benefits, tax credits.

Nucleus Mission Statement: To help provide access to justice for disadvantaged members of the community through the provision of information, advice, assistance, representation and education in social welfare law
Nucleus is a Not-for-Profit voluntary sector charity limited by guarantee. This means that:
• our prime aim is to provide a service that helps people by giving quality advice and assistance in social welfare issues
• we are a not for profit organisation
• we are managed by a committee of experts who give their time and expertise free to the charity

Housing Advise

We provide housing advice on:

Homelessness
Housing options (both private and council)
Deposits / security of tenure / challenging possession and rent increases
In-depth knowledge of the housing benefit system

Welfare Benefits

We provide welfare benefits advise on:

•Employment and support allowance
•Disability Living Allowance / Personal Independence Payment
•Income support
•Housing benefit and council tax reduction
•Jobseekers allowance
•Pension credit

Debts

We provide 1-to-1 debt advice from casework up to making application for bankruptcy at the High Court. We also provide training courses for groups such as older people and students on budgeting and financial literacy.

•Helping to maximize your income, including looking at tax, benefits and charity applications
•looking at your expenditure, to help work out how much your really need to budget for
•prioritising some debts, such as your rent and council tax
•using any surplus income to come to an arrangements with your non priority debts such a credit cards and loans – these organisations often wrongly “harass” people to pay back more than they afford.
•advice on the pros and cons of Debt Relief Orders or bankruptcy. Many people are scared of DROs and bankruptcies; remember that, ordinarily, it is a process to help you meet your liabilities and start afresh, not to punish you.

“Very helpful staff all the time. Very happy with service. Thank you to Vicky very very much. Thank you.” Margaret M

For more information about Nucleus visit there website http://www.nucleus.org.uk

To book your appointment please call Old Oak Centre on 020 8740 8008. Alternatively you can make your appointment via the reception at Old Oak Community Centre, 76 Braybrook Street, W12 0AP