For anyone needing impartial, confidential, non-judgemental and informed advice and support the Citizens Information Service (CIS) is here to help. Funded by the Citizens Information Board, Bray and Arklow Citizens Information Centres (CICs) are part of South Leinster Citizens Information Service.
A growing number of customers require in-depth assistance and CIS plays an important role in providing advocacy with, or on behalf of, those people who need it from all walks of life. During this Pride month, the CIS reminds citizens that we welcome everyone to our office in a non-judgemental manner, anyone who has an issue that needs addressing or is at a crossroads in their lives can feel safe to drop in or call to our centres and get the assistance you need from our highly trained staff and Information Officers. We recognise that LGBTQI+ people can disproportionately experience discrimination and social exclusion in employment, education, housing and other areas and we are here to help and support.
The Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) has set up a pilot LGBTQI+ legal clinic until the end of August 2022. This clinic will provide free legal advice, information and advocacy for LGBGTQI+ people who have unmet legal needs. This weekly clinic is appointment only, and can provide advice on a wide range of legal issues where gender and sexuality are a factor, including discrimination matters, equality, family law, gender identity, immigration, hate crimes, and access to healthcare. Consultations may be held remotely or in-person in FLAC’s Dublin office. If you have a legal query and wish to speak to a legal practitioner in the FLAC LGBTQI+ clinic, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your full name, phone number and a brief description of your query and a FLAC representative will be in touch.
Martina Cronin, Development Manager, is clear in her message that, “Whoever you are, whatever stage in life, we are here to help. Our services are free and confidentiality is key for us. Your query can relate to anything such as your rights as a same sex couple, children’s rights, property rights or indeed any issue that you need help discussing. If we cannot help we will know where you can get the help and advice you need.”
For anyone needing impartial, confidential, non-judgemental and informed advice and support the CIS is here to help. There are many ways to access our services. Our website www.citizensinformation.ie is packed full of helpful information.
To find out our opening hours or if you would like us to address a specific query or to book an appointment with a member of our team please contact your local Citizens Information Centre in Bray CIC on 0818 07 6780. We are available from Monday to Friday and our services are free and confidential.