ABOUT BIHR Get in touch Get Help I Need Help Are you an individual seeking advice and support about a human rights issue? If so the organisations listed below may be able to help you: Please do not contact BIHR as we are unable to provide advice and will direct you to one of the organisations listed here. Liberty Liberty is a human rights organisation that runs a free human rights advice service for members of the public and voluntary organisations. Currently, you can contact the Liberty helpline on 0800 988 8177 during the following hours: Tuesday: 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm Find more information here. Citizens Advice Citizens Advice provides free, independent and confidential legal advice, and can help you find a solicitor. To receive advice, contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). You can find your local CAB using their website or by calling their advice line: http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ Adviceline (England): 0800 144 8848 Advicelink (Wales): 0800 702 2020 Find more information here Law Centres Law Centres provide a free and independent professional legal service to people who live or work in their area. You can find details of your nearest law centre via the Law Centres Federation website: www.lawcentres.org.uk Law Society The Law Society has an online directory of law firms and solicitors. They do not provide legal advice themselves. You can contact them using the following details for help finding a lawyer: www.lawsociety.org.uk POhWER POhWER is a national advocacy organisation which has information about different types of advocacy and where to find more help. www.pohwer.net AdviceUK AdviceUK is the UK’s largest support network for free, independent advice centres. They have information on where to find a range of advocacy and advice, from benefits advice to disability and health advice www.adviceuk.org.uk A note on the Equality Advisory Support Service: As of 1 October 2016 the government contract to deliver the Equality Advisory Support Service (the national equality and human rights helpline) was taken over by G4S. The British Institute of Human Rights highlighted its concerns about this decision, particularly the impact it would have on people whose rights might be at risk from services provided by G4S themselves. You can read our former Director’s statement here (and learn more about the concerns raised by over 40 organisations about the award of the EASS to G4S).