CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU and SPEAKEASY
New service just opened with Council funding (after CAB in Cardiff lost their Legal Aid funding as did Speakeasy, only because LA thought there were too many suppliers)
71 Bridge Street Cardiff (opposite Charles St Job Centre).
This is also the building of Cardiff Council Trading Standards Department , which deals with consumer issues and investigates shoddy work by local businesses.
Drop-In Sessions from 9.30 – 12 noon Monday to Friday for all legal problems (Appointments can be made in the afternoons after details taken in Drop-In sessions).
Service is so recent, not yet got their telephones .
CARDIFF LAW CENTRE
41 – 42 Clifton Street, Adamsdown, Cardiff CF24 1LS
Tel: 02920 498117
General Advice Drop-In Sessions (20-30 mins) on Mondays and Wednesdays (10.00 – 12.30 and 2.00 – 4.30), Thursdays ( 10.00 – 12.30)
More specialised advice on Welfare Benefits and Housing Law for people who qualify for Legal Aid (clarified at a Drop-In session). Housing Law means mortgage re-possessions, Tenancy possession proceedings, Disrepair situations of Council, Social Housing and Private Landlord tenants).
Free Employment Clinic held fortnightly on Wednesdays 6.00-8.00p.m . Ring to clarify next session and confirm intention to attend (with City Employment lawyers acting on a pro bono basis).
41A Lower Cathedral Road, Riverside Cardiff CF11 6LW
Tel: 02920 341577
Advice about Welfare Benefits and Debt issues
Drop-In Sessions on Tuesdays 9.30 – 12noon at above address, also on Wednesdays from 2.00 – 4.00pm at Llamau Building, 23 Cathedral Road Cardiff (one block after the petrol station on LH side after turning by City Temple) . Appointments can then be made to deal with more complex cases.
National Housing Charity offering Housing Law Advice ( as defined under Cardiff Law Centre) for those qualified to receive Legal Aid
P O Box 5002, Cardiff CF5 3YY
Tel: 0845 075 5005
Their appointments are normally at Llamau Building, 23 Cathedral Road, Cardiff
CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY (deal with debt issues)
Albany Road Baptist Church, 213 Albany Road, Cardiff CF24 3NU
Tel: 02920 493700 or 0800 3280006
Centre Manager – Sophie Carnaby
(to alleviate those short of food because of Welfare Benefit delays or other emergency situations)
WOODVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH
Tuesdays: 1.00 – 3.00pm : Saturdays 11.00 – 1.00pm
CITY TEMPLE CHURCH
Thursdays : 10.00 – 12 noon
LLANEDEYRN FOODBANK CENTRE
3-5 Maelfa Shopping Centre Llanedeyrn CF23 9PL
Wednesdays : 9..30 – 11.30am ; Fridays 12 noon – 2.00pm
FENCE TREES AND BOUNDARY PROBLEMS
CITIZENS ADVICE CONSUMER SERVICE ( faulty goods, credit agreements etc)
Tel : 0845 04 05 06
This service is used in conjunction with Cardiff Trading Standards (mentioned above under 1st item)