Your Rights – Links

Advisory Service for Squatters

Angel Alley
84b Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX
Tel: 0203 216 0099, 0845 644 5814
Fax: 0203 216 0099

Chartered Institute of Housing

A professional organisation representing all those working in housing. Our purpose is to take a leading and strategic role in promoting the provision and management of good quality, affordable housing for all.

Citizens Advice Bureau


Equalities and Human Rights Commission, (replaces the Commission for racial Equality – CRE)

0845 6046610

European Roma Rights Centre

A campaigning site which focuses on Human Rights issues

Family Rights Group

Advice Line 0800 731 1696
Monday – Friday, 10am – 12pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm
We offer free advice and information to families where social services are involved with a child in the family. This may be in relation to child protection concerns or when a child is looked after by the local authority or when family support services are needed.
For grandparents raising their grandchildren, we also offer advice about your rights as carer of your grandchild; lawyers; legal advice and the courts; financial help; the role of social services; your grandchild’s education; support groups for grandparents as well as useful names and addresses. Callers speak in confidence to a social worker or solclitor who is able to send advice sheets and other publications free of charge.
The Print House
18 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL
Tel: 020 7923 2628

Groundswell (National Homeless Alliance)

Groundswell UK
1st Floor Lesley Court
23-33 Strutton Ground
Tel: 020 7976 0111
Fax: 020 7233 3674


Campaigning for Legal reform and human rights, and an excellent Links Section

Land Registry Office

01705 768 820

Legal Aid Head Office

Tel: 020 7813 1000

Planning Aid

Planning Aid provides free, independent and professional help, advice and support on planning issues to people and communities who cannot afford to hire a planning consultant. Planning Aid complements the work of local authorities but is wholly independent of them.
Tel: 01963 230045

Police Complaints

How to make a police complaint:

Preston and Western Lancashire Racial Equality Council

The Preston and Western Lancashire REC provides Advice and assistance to victims of Racial discrimination in employment and whilst accessing goods and services. We run advice surgeries every wednesday at the Citizens Advice bureau in Burnley and Accrington (venues alternate each week) and every Thursday at Race Equality for Blackburn With Darwen.
Tel: 01772 906422

Public Law Project

Tel: 020 7467 9800

Race Equality Officer Rural Development

Amy Beddis
15 Brunswick Road
Gloucester, GL1 1HG
Tel: 01452 301290
Fax: 01452 412876


Shelter’s Get Advice pages can be found at: and is packed full of useful information for anyone facing housing problems. Shelter has dedicated sections for the Gypsy and Traveller communities

Contact Shelter’s free housing advice helpline on: 0808 800 4444.

The Land is Ours

16B Cherwell St.
Oxford, OX4 1BG
Web: (excellent sections on planning advice)

Traveller Advice Team (Community Law Partnership)

Ruskin Chambers,
191 Corporation Street,
Brimingham, B4 6RP
Mon-Fri 10am – 1pm and 2pm-5pm 0121 685 8677
Emergency mobile 07768316755