If you can’t find the answer here on our website, then you can phone us or email us with your enquiry or drop into our information centre. If you are a partner agency, you can refer a client to us online…
Phone us with new enquiries on our assessment line:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday : 10am – 3:30pm (not Wednesdays)
020 3166 0953
(Phone calls charged at local rate)
The telephone assessor will take you through an initial assessment to determine the best way in which we can help you.
This might be through:
- Providing you with information such as factsheets or leaflets
- Directing or transferring you to another service
- Referring you to an adviser if your enquiry is complex
- Or referring you to a specialist service either here at the bureau or with a partner agency
There is a high demand for our service and we receive most of our calls at the beginning of each session between 10 and 11 am
Email us using this form:
Call in to see us at our Information Centre:
55 Eden Street
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am – 3.30pm. (Not Wednesdays)
This is for information, self help materials and factsheets. If you need advice call 020 3166 0953- as above)
We have a computer for client use in our Information Centre. Clients are able to access selected internet sites such as Adviceguide, GOV.UK, Department of Work and Pensions, Shelter and National Debtline to look for information. If you want to find a computer to use nearer to where you are – then try our interactive map of public access computers (thanks to the Superhighways project)
If English is not your first language, we may be able to ask an interpreter from Kingston Interpreting Service to help us to understand your problem. It would help us to help you if you can bring a friend to translate for you when you first contact us, so that we can be sure that we can offer you the help that you need.
The Hook Centre
Wednesday 9.30 -11am
Information Centre Drop in Service. We offer a wide range of self help materials and will be able to help you to help yourself.
As well as our inhouse services we have the following free clinics- phone us to book an appointment:
We have an independent financial adviser volunteering to provide generic advice for clients living or working in the Borough of Kingston. The clinic offers advice and assistance to anyone who would like information about mortgage options, endowments, equity release, banking, savings, pensions, investments, raising money from property and life and health insurance. Clients are seen by pre-booked appointments only.
To book an appointment ring: 020 3166 0953 Monday-Friday 10.00-3.30.
FREE LEGAL ADVICE CLINICS
We have solicitors who offer free appointments for clients living or working in the Borough of Kingston. The clinic covers Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Criminal Injury Claims & Inquests, Immigration, Family, wills and probate, immigration, personal injury and medical negligence, employment [discrimination only], and community care.
To book and appointment ring: 020 3166 0953 Monday -Friday 10.00-3.30
The local Law Centre also runs a clinic in our building on Tuesday evenings
If you are a partner agency and wish to refer a client to us, please use the form on the kiaa members page.
If you want to join kiaa (Kingston Information and Advice Alliance) then check out the details here..