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Financial & Rights

National Helplines

Citizen’s Advice: To ensure that individuals do not suffer through lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities, or of the services available to them, or through an inability to express their need effectively.
Website: Citizen's Advice Scotland

National Debtline: National telephone helpline for people with debt problems in England, Wales and Scotland. Our service is free, confidential and independent.
Tel: 0808 808 4000
Website: National Debtline


Groups and Services in Fife

Citizens Advice and Rights Fife (CARF): A member of Citizens Advice Scotland, they offer advice and assistance across a wide range of subjects.
Tel: 0345 1400 095 (general advice) See website for numbers on specific topics.
Website: https://www.cabfife.org.uk
The Dunfermline Advice Hub: A free drop-in service providing advice and support on financial issues, drug and alcohol concerns, and other topics.
Dunfermline Advice Hub
Website: http://dunfermlineadvicehub.org.uk/

Fife Law Centre: A charity that offers legal advice and representation for people struggling to access or afford other legal representation. The law centre can assist with mortgage or rent arrears, disputes with landlords, employment issues or pending welfare appeals.
Tel: 01592 786710
Website: http://www.fifelawcentre.co.uk

Fife Migrants Forum: Provides free advice and support to the local migrant community. They offer a daily advice clinic covering a wide range of topics and links to other community services.  They run regular clinics with visiting advisors from Citizens Advice and Rights Fife, and a weekly job club.  Fife Migrants Forum also helps service users to stay in touch with events in the local area and can help with access to English classes and IT classes when available.
Tel: 01592 642 927
Email: info@fifemigrantsforum.org.uk
Website: http://fifemigrantsforum.org.uk/

FRAE Fife: Fairness, Race and Equality (FRAE) Fife is a partnership between service providers and Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) groups in Fife working together to overcome problems and lack of opportunities being experienced by people from BME communities.  FRAE Fife is working to increase self-confidence, knowledge and skills, thus making it easier for communities to exercise their rights as citizens and to access services which take into consideration their language, culture and tradition.
Tel: 01592 204005
Email: Frae.Fife@fife.gov.uk
Website: http://www.fraefife.com/

Scottish Refugee Council: Independant advocacy services for refugees and people in the asylum process who are living in Scotland. A range of support services are available including; refugee integration, family key workers, guardianship services for young asylum seekers, destitute asylum seekers service and community engagement. Scottish Refugee Council are based in Glasgow.
Tel: 0141 2489799
Email: info@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk
Website: http://www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk

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