This website provides information about advice services in Somerset, listed according to the area of advice - Money/Debt/Tax, Housing & Homelessness, Employment, Welfare Benefits & Tax Credits, Immigration, Discrimination, Family, Community Care, Domestic Violence and Consumer.
Advice agencies generally fall into one of two categories: generalist advice agencies can provide information, advice and help to resolve your basic problems, and typically offer free drop-in sessions, for which no appointment is necessary; specialist agencies can provide legal services, but can only take on cases by referral from other agencies.
Also listed under the same areas of advice are links to other websites - such as Somerset Council, National Government and other advice guides - where you can find online advice, factsheets and other useful resources.If you have a welfare, legal or related problem, but are not sure what to do next, have a look around our website.
If you can't find the information you need online, advice centres are places where you can get advice, information and guidance on your legal rights, entitlements and responsibilities. Still not sure? If you have a problem, don't do nothing, speak to someone .
For a range of useful information and downloadable fact sheets visit www.adviceguide.org.uk.
If you have a hearing impairment, there are a number of signed videos you can access via the Citizens Advice service website.