Community Legal Centre (CLC) was established as a response to the reports that people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Refugees, Asylum Seeker, migrants, unemployed and disadvantaged members of the communities in general feel alienated from assessing legal advice and advocacy in order to obtain justice and access to statutory provisions.
Our role is to break down these barriers bringing about justice and equal opportunities for the benefit of the communities. We manage a resource centre in South London which offers services to our client groups, in the form of legal advice, information, casework, advocacy, training and volunteering and work placement opportunities.
Our dedicated team of legal advisers and volunteers reach out to people who have migrated to the UK from various countries and also work with those settled here on low income. Our Management Committee is made up of people with experience, passion and enthusiasm for our work as most of them have practical experience of the issues our client are dealing with.
CLC work with partners such as Refugee Action, Lewisham Migrant Forum, Lewisham BAME Network, Advice-UK, Lewisham Advice Forum and Refugee Council to mention but a few to pool together expertise and maximise resources for the benefit of our clients.