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LEGAL AID BUDGET CUTS UPDATE

LEGAL AID BUDGET CUTS UPDATE On the 5th September the Justice secretary announced cost cutting reforms for the criminal legal aid in order to continue his plans to cut the legal aid budget by £220 million. The ministry of Justice has scrapped their plans of introducing price competitive tendering which would have made law firms […]

IMMIGRATION MATTERS

A RESIDENT IS SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN GIVEN PERMISSION TO STAY IN THE UK WITHOUT ANY TIME LIMIT. A RETURNING RESIDENT IS A RESIDENT WHO LEFT THE UK AND WANTS TO RETURN TO LIVE HERE AGAIN: YOU QUALIFY AS A RETURNING RESIDENT IF (a) YOU WERE SETTLED IN THE UK WHEN YOU LAST LEFT (b) […]

Knowing Family Law

• Do you know what a Contact order is? • Do you know what an Enforcement of maintenance order means? • Do you know what a placement order means? • Do you know what a Non-molestation order is? • Do you know what an Adoption order is? • Do you know what a Liability order […]

LEGAL ASSISTANCE SERVICE

NSOCA special assistance service helps our community with advised and legal representation in many areas including murder cases, family law and immigration issues etc. Following many complaints in regards to exorbitant fees and in some cases lack of proper communication, members of our community can now gain such service through us with the possibility of […]

1960s A Period in Our Cultural History in The UK

  The history of our coming to the United Kingdom in significant numbers began in the 1960s. For many it was a trying time, poorly paid and with not many rental options, many were forced to share just one room on occasions. There were many stories of our community being stopped by the police for […]

Social Support

Through our “Friendly Face” social support program, the NSOCA have made our office available for people to call, should they be living alone, hospitalised or placed within a care home with no visible family support. A bunch of flowers, a card or a little conversation can go a long way in times of loneliness and […]

Black Community in Elizabethan London

  The reign of Elizabeth I saw the beginning of Britain’s first black community. It’s a fascinating story for modern Britons, writes historian Michael Wood. Walk out of Aldgate Tube and stroll around Whitechapel Road in east London today, and you’ll experience the heady sights, smells and sounds of the temples, mosques and curry houses […]