Welfare & Benefits Advice

You can now get free advice in GP Surgeries

If you have problems with:

  • Welfare Benefits
  • Debt
  • Housing
  • Employment

One Lambeth Advice - Citizens Advice Merton and Lambeth (CAML) provides a free confidential and independent advice service delivered by trained Advisers. The Council funds CAML to run the One Lambeth Advice acting as a visible support service that is separate from the Council they help people find the support they need.

Advisers can also help you work out what you need to do next. They may explain information to you, point you in the direction of another service or arrange an appointment for further advice with Lambeth Advice Network (LAN) or with the Council’s Every Pound Counts service. Advisers can even refer you for help, on a wide range of other issues.

 

How can I access this service?

  • You must be a registered patient of the practice to access the service
  • You can speak to your GP on any welfare issues that are affecting you and your GP will refer to the advice service
  • Appointments can be made by calling the receptionist at the surgery during practice opening hours. The Adviser will see patients by appointment at the designated GP Surgery
  • Or you can contact One Lambeth Advice directly to book an appointment with an Adviser by telephoning our freephone number 0800 254 0298 or visit the website for further information: www.onelambethadvice.org.uk 
 

Advice is also available at Children Centers

As well as advice in GP Surgeries we also offer advice at various Children Centers. If you have a child under five years old then you can get advice on debt, benefits and housing issues at Lambeth’s Children’s Centres. To use this service please follow these steps:

If you don’t currently use Children’s Centre services you can find your local Children’s Center by clicking HERE then click on the link of the Centre you think you might like to use. A phone number, map and transport links are displayed to help you. You may then call or visit the Children’s Center you’ve selected.

If you’re not already registered then you will need to do so. It is a simple process that takes a few minutes.