How To Support South West London Law Centres Development Of Advice And Social Justice

Monday 18 October. London Legal Walk

South West London Law Centres staff and supporters are taking part in the annual London Legal Walk to raise money for its new crisis fund, to enable its clients to receive emergency support when they need it most. Having carried out an online survey SWLLC is setting up a social justice network.

Sponsoring The Walkers

To sponsor the walkers please go to

Social Justice Network

SWLCC explains understanding ‘the issues facing our community helps us tailor our services where they are needed most. Far and away the most common theme reported’ in the survey ‘was issues surrounding housing. As a result we are actively looking at ways we can increase our capacity in this area. You can read more about our community engagement initiatives in our new community blog from Rhi, our Community Engagement Manager.

SWLCC has been celebrated for making justice accessible

www.swlondoner.co.uk/news/08102021-croydon-law-centre-celebrated-for-making-justice-accessible

SWLCC Background

South West London Law Centres covers 5 Boroughs and its Head office is on the 5th floor of Davis House, in Robert St (CR0 1QQ)

SWLLC was set up by Bob Nightingale and others from the Wandsworth & Merton Law Centre and Legal Resource Project. Bob then went on to set up the Trust and is its Head of Fundraising.

In the Trust’s 2018 Annual Report Bob states:

“It is fantastic that so many lawyers and their colleagues now support free legal advice through our events and donations. It is hard to explain to the general public that at times of crises, vulnerable people need specialist advice, casework and representation. Thank goodness that lawyers do understand that and so many are willing to support the cause.” Bob Nightingale MBE, Head of Fundraising

I worked with Bob as a Committee member of the Wandsworth and Merton Law Centre and Legal Resource in the 1990s, and later did an assessment for where the proposed SWLLC offices might be located.

About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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