The Speakeasy offers independent and expert advice, free of charge. We can help with a range of issues including debt, housing and welfare benefits. Our drop-in advice clinics are open to anyone living or working in Cardiff.
When you're in crisis you don't want to wait weeks for an appointment or fill in forms to figure out whether or not we can help. At the Speakeasy we want to get you face to face with an expert as quickly as possible.
All you need to do is pop along to one of our weekly drop-in advice clinics. No appointment needed.
All our clinics are open from 10am until 12:30pm. Please see below for further details.
Please note: Drop-in clinics are for new clients only. If you are an existing client and wish to discuss your case, please contact your adviser directly or call 029 2045 3111.
Debt can have a crippling effect on individuals and families alike. You might feel confused and trapped by unrealistic repayment schedules, aggressive phone calls and letters or the threat of bailiff action.
Our drop-in clinics offer practical advice to help you manage your debt, work towards becoming debt free and staying there. We can negotiate with your creditors on your behalf and guide you through the process of clearing your debt once and for all.
Welfare reform has had a huge impact for thousands of people. You might be confused by your entitlement and how to make a claim, or your payments may have suddenly been cut or stopped altogether.
Our drop-in clinics can help you to claim your correct benefit entitlement and find greater financial stability. We can empower you to challenge decisions made by the Department of Work and Pensions, your local authority, and JobCentre Plus.
Whether you own or rent your home, or you're a local authority or housing association tenant, knowing your rights and responsibilities can be confusing. It can also be hard to make sure that your landlord is doing what they should to keep your home safe and secure.
Our drop-in clinics provide free advice on a range of housing-related issues including rent arrears, eviction notices and tenancy deposits.
Maybe you're struggling to top-up your gas or electricity meter. Perhaps you're living in a cold, damp home that's hard to heat. You might even be threatened with disconnection.
We can help you to regain control of your energy usage, make your home easier to heat and even clear your gas and electricity debts.
Our Energy advice is available to anyone in Wales.
No one should have to put up with unsafe working practices, bullying or discrimination. Perhaps you've been unfairly dismissed, are unsure of your rights as a zero-hour worker or you're facing disciplinary action.
Our award-winning drop-in clinic gives you access to local employment solicitors who can help you understand your rights.