Advice and Information Centre
What kind of Advice?
We can help you to find out exactly what benefits you are entitled to, and assist you in your application. We can communicate with the Benefits Agency on your behalf.
Whether you are applying for a passport, a visa for British Nationality, Naturalisation, Work Permits, we are experienced in assisting with the completion of application forms and dealing with all kinds of Immigration enquiries. We have regular contact with the Immigration Nationality Directorate at the Home Office.
Find out about studying English as a Second Language at a level that suits your needs. We can help your children to access a school of your choice. Find out about the variety of courses at Colleges, and Further Education establishments, or what entrance requirements you need in order to gain access to University. We have a range of college and university prospectuses at our office, and we can order whichever prospectus you wish to obtain.
We can find out what rights you have, and negotiate with your creditors on your behalf. In cases of debt problems, the worst thing to do is nothing, responding to you creditor can help greatly to alleviate the urgency or the debt problem.
We are happy to help you with any housing concerns, such as applying for Council Housing, problems with landlords, neighbours, repairs, rent arrears, eviction etc. We have application forms for Council Housing by Edinburgh City Council as well as other housing associations in Edinburgh who provide affordable, rented accommodation.
The Pakistani community and other minority ethnic communities in Edinburgh South areas.