About Us
Legal Advice Empowers Lives
We offer confidential advice and assistance, mainly but not only on Debt, Housing , Employment Law and Welfare Benefit and have helped over 115,000 people.
We know how important it is to get professional advice quickly. We aim to ensure you see an experienced advisor as quickly as possible at either the Quick advice walk in sessions or by appointment. We believe good quick access is important: especially when people are anxious and worried about issues they are facing.
We are impartial, aiming only to advise you on your options and to try to get the best outcome. We are a member of adviceuk, the largest group of independent advice centres in England.
We are a community advice centre – we serve an area of high need- among the 20% most deprived wards in the UK.
Our History
We have been providing free legal advice, help and representation since 1974.
In 1971, Inner London Educational Authority funded a research project recommended a multipurpose advice and contact centre be developed.
Local people came together to secure funding from The United World College of the Atlantic and Federation Internationale des Responsables dans la Cite, the Swiss based Fondation Rejoindre and RBKC  to launch a information service from Philbeach Gardens Church Hall.
Since the launch, we have set up a worked in partnership to launch various services including a community newspaper, a substance misuse support group, mother and baby groups, young mother hostels and even a small Housing  Co-op.
The objective has always the same  - to empower and help people tackle poverty and its effects.
Nucleus chose to enable people to take control of decision making when faced with life major events: losing the roof over their heads, losing their jobs or being refused basic needs. For many of our clients, with little backup resources, one thing quickly leads to another – losing a job, leading to falling into debt, leading to being made homeless. 
Social welfare issues cause people a lot of stress, even meaning that they cannot keep themselves or the families warm, fed and safe.
We decided to take a holistic approach, which it not just help to pick up the pieces but to try and help people tackle the underlying problems.
We have developed expert knowledge of social welfare law and of the practical issues round our major areas of work: debt, housing and welfare benefits. In other areas we will also try to help as much as we can and where we cannot help we will find someone who can help.
Lastly we could not carry out any of the work without funding and support from our funders. We thank them for their support with knowledge and funding.
Our Mission
To help provide access to justice for disadvantaged members of the community through the provision of information, advice, assistance, representation and education in social welfare law.
Real Action.
Real Impact.

Our advice services have impacted many lives.

96%
Clients are happy or very happy with the service.
7900+
Client helped in 2022-2023.
£1.3m+
Extra income for local people in 2022-2023.
£185K
Grants  for local people.
Management Committee
Trustees help to plan and shape the future development.
Alan Murdie
Chair
Roy Hiscock
Trustee
Robert Allan
Trustee
Charles Donkoh
Trustee
Chantal Warren-Jones
Trustee
Charles Eder
Trustee
Our Staff
Here’s the team that makes it all possible.
Management Team
Baljit Badesha
Director
Kenny Anifowose
Debt Service Manager
Megan Redhouse
Services Management
Anisha Bhandari
Advice Line Supervisor
Victoria Nalubega
Office Manager
Housing Team
Shamini Thevarajah
Housing Co-ordinator
Parnian Mohammadi
Housing Advisor
Sami Shah
Housing Advisor
Debt Team
Shola Vaughan
Debt Advisor
Patricia Ekanem
Debt advisor
Kalpamayee Das Parija
Debt Advisor
Benefits Team
Zain Khan
Advisor (Mental Health)
Peter Bynghall
Welfare Rights Caseworker
Richard Deller
Welfare Benefits Caseworker
Rosa Crowley
Welfare Rights Caseworker
Employment Team
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We are supported by
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Ealing
Campden Charities
AB Foundation
The London Legal Trust
Debt Free London
Mayor of London
AQS
Together, we can make justice accessible for the weaker sections of our community.
Your help matters.