Youth Legal And Resource Centre

Youth Legal And Resource Centre

Charity information

Youth Legal And Resource Centre

We help vulnerable young people and families with children providing free specialist legal advice in homelessness and community care law focussing on those with disabilities, care leavers and carers, 2nd tier advice and training so people recognise their legal and Human rights and responsibilities, identify problems and empower them to take action themselves to avoid crisis.

Founded 2013

  • Mission statement

    To improve the quality of life of vulnerable young people and their families in South West London by making available excellent free legal advice in social welfare law, with a focus on those with disabilities, mental health issues, care leavers and carers, and working with other agencies and policy makers to achieve change.

    To achieve this we opened our office in Wandsworth in a Youth Club run by Regenerate, who work with vulnerable young people. We obtained a Legal Aid Contract in Community Care Law (social service and health) and are expanding our client base and require funding to grow. We require more advisors and administration staff to do so.
    Our other goal is to create the Youth Advice Network, whereby every borough has an advice service with a young person's advisor giving them easy access to legal advice and other information and counselling services, webpage with young people services in the borough and volunteer project of peer information advisors.

  • Aims

    Youth Legal And Resource Centre aims to:

    • To ensure young people and families with children are able to access their legal rights enabling them better chances to reach their goals and have a happy and healthy life.
  • Overview

    Established: March 2013

    Registered Charity Number: 1151052

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 4

    Phone number: 07956039039

    Address: Ashgurton Youth Centre, Westleigh Avenue, Putney SW156XD

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