Advice Services at Derby Women’s Centre

We offer a range of advice services at Derby Women’s Centre. We have a specialist support worker who can help with debt, benefit and housing issues for domestic abuse, and we offer free family law support in partnership with Nelsons Solicitors. We also signpost to other organisations when appropriate. We have staff members who can speak Urdu and Punjabi.

Debt, Benefit and Housing Advice (for Domestic Abuse)

We offer debt, benefit and housing advice from a specialist support worker, who can help women who have experienced domestic abuse to do things such as draw up early debt repayment plans, prevent property repossession, access crisis loans, and make benefit claims and claim appeals. Call us on 01332 341633  for more information or to book an appointment with our advisor.

NB: This service is now focusing solely on advice/support for victims of domestic abuse. Our Support Worker is therefore no longer offering generic debt, benefit and housing related appointments. If you need advice and support on debt and benefits and have not experienced domestic abuse, we recommend taking a look at the Benefits section of the Citizens Advice website for information and advice that may help your situation. 

Legal Surgery with Nelsons Solicitors

Our free legal advice surgery is provided by Nelson’s Solicitors for women seeking support on all family matters, including care proceedings, child protection, contact, divorce and financial matters, injunction and residence.

As of February 2015, we have 4 appointments per Wednesday (excluding times when one of the solicitors is in court).

NB: 2 of these appointments will be with a male solicitor. When arranging an appointment, please let us know if you would prefer not to see a male solicitor and we will book you in with a female solicitor instead. Please note that this may mean waiting a little longer for an appointment with her.

When? Wednesdays, by appointment. There are up to four appointments available each Wednesday. Please call us on 01332 242654 to arrange an appointment.


Derby Women's Centre are a Registered Charity No 1135743