Challenging closures and cuts - Useful Contacts
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Responsible for completing checks and reports on standards of NHS services and care homes.
Telephone: 03000 616161
Address: CQC National Customer Service Centre, Citygate, Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4PA
Email: Via website
Civil Legal Advice (CLA)
Provides information and advice on Legal Aid
Tel: 0345 345 4 345 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm Saturday, 9am to 12:30pm)
Minicom: 0345 609 6677
Online database of resources for local campaign groups. It has a section where you can report and update cuts or write a testimony about how welfare cuts will affect you.
House of Commons Information Office
Can provide advice to the public about the House of Commons and help put you in touch with your MP.
Telephone: 0800 112 4272 (Freephone) (10am-midday and 2-4pm Monday - Friday)
Address: House of Commons Information Office, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
An independent authority that protects an individual’s right to have their data protected.
Telephone: 0303 123 1113 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday)
Email: via website
Online resource for making and sharing petitions. Each local authority should have a petition scheme which states how many signatures are needed to respond to different petitions.
The Law Society maintains a list of practising solicitors in England and Wales. You can use their website to find a local solicitor.
Telephone: 020 7320 5650 (Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:30)
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Contact our Advice team about mental health & related issues
0300 5000 927 Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4pm, not including bank holidays