Brent Community Law Centre

Brent Community Law Centre

Charity information

Brent Community Law Centre

For over 40 years, Brent Community Law Centre has been assisting vulnerable people when they suffer injustice, educating people about their rights and tackling local problems.

Founded 1971

  • Mission statement

    For the past forty years BCLC has been transforming people’s lives; helping them to stay in their homes, keep their families together and get into employment or out of debt. The Centre, a registered charity, operates a free-legal advice line staffed by qualified lawyers, which is open Monday-Friday, and receives over 150 calls/week. It also provides legal representation to the people of Brent, with specialists working in the areas of debt, housing, asylum, welfare benefits, community care, and employment law.
    Traditionally the Law Centre has been funded by a combination of local government and legal aid funding, but both of these have been drastically cut. Over the last two years, for example, Brent Council has cut the Law Centre’s grant by almost £70,000. For the Law Centre to survive, and continue to provide quality legal advice and representation for the people of Brent, it now has to try to raise funds to keep the Centre open.
    The money raised will help Brent Community Law Centre continue to provide community legal support, and ensure another 40 years of legal action for the people of Brent.

  • Aims

    Brent Community Law Centre aims to:

    • Legal Action
    • Fighting Poverty
    • Standing Up for the Community
    • Tackling Injustice
  • Overview

    Established: May 1971

    Registered Charity Number: 1146239

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 9

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 25

    Phone number: 020 8451 1126

    Address: 389 High Road Willesden London NW10 2JR

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