Legal Advice Clinic

The Legal Advice Clinic is back this October. They are a wonderful group of students who are supervised by the Senior Supervising Solicitor at Nottingham Trent University Law School.  Appointments can be booked by contacting reception on 0115 941 1475 or

Last academic year the clinic covered housing queries, welfare rights, and debt. As we are a Women’s Centre, often the students are asked about matters arising concerning family law. This is not something the students can necessarily support with however, there is a Family Solicitor/Lecturer who is very passionate about giving back to the community and asks the students to triage for her and then she will give the advice needed. This has worked so well in the past that we are going ahead with the same format this year.

The Legal Advice Centre have been a huge support to the welfare rights service here.  They are always available to discuss some of the trickier benefit cases and provide our women with legal representation at benefit appeal tribunals.  This involves writing submissions for our clients and attending tribunal hearings with our clients to help them to get the best possible outcome and the benefits they are entitled to.  All of this takes a considerable amount of anxiety out of the whole process for the women we work with, while also helping to alleviate some of the pressure from the welfare rights workload.

They are a pleasure to work with and a huge asset to the services we provide at the Centre. Please feel free to approach them in the welcome space if you have any queries. The clinic will take place on the following dates between 12 and 3pm:

  • 11 October 2017
  • 25 October 2017
  • 15 November 2017
  • 10 January 2018
  • 24 January 2018
  • 7 February 2018
  • 28 February 2018

NTU law school

Meet the Team – Carli

Hello, I am Carli. I am a caseworker for the Changes project at NWC. I work 30 hrs a week over 5 days to accommodate being able to pick up my children most days. I feel very lucky to work here. I have never worked somewhere where my values and beliefs are so in line with the organisation I work for.

I have worked for NWC for 18 months now. I am still like the cat that got the cream. I love it so much! I love the variety of my role; delivering adult learning courses, one to one casework, sign posting, emotional support, advocacy, event organising and generally being surrounded by great women doing amazing things!

My favourite part about my job is delivering emotional wellbeing topics for Changes women.  It is a privilege to be able to hear about the amazing life skills that the women have developed through adversity and facilitating peer support for those who might be struggling at any particular time and needing a helping hand. Every week I see the transformative effect of a non-judgmental, woman focused approach working throughout the centre.