The Coronavirus Crisis: Appeal for community support

Herne Hill and Brixton charities have not escaped the Coronavirus crisis. One of our community’s best-known organisations, the Brixton Advice Centre on Railton Road, has struggled to cope with a significant increase in calls for help. The Centre has served local people for over 50 years and normally handles anywhere between 2000 and 5000 cases each year. Austerity and changes in the government’s Legal Aid scheme have reduced its income so there are now only half the number of staff the Centre employed 10 years ago, supported by a small team of volunteers.

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