Fight discrimination with free advice.

PUBLISHED: 09:45 04 February 2010 | UPDATED: 17:33 25 August 2010

A FREE advice service has been being set up to help people combat discrimination.

A FREE advice service has been being set up to help people combat discrimination.

The Law Centre, in Cross Street, Erith, and Bexley Council for Equality and Diversity (BCED) received funding from the Equality and Human Rights Commission for a service aimed at those suffering discrimination. The advice service called Bexley Equality First is operated by the Law Centre and partnered by BCED, who will deal with those who are discriminated against in goods, services or facilities.

Employment related discrimination is dealt with by the Law Centre and BCED cover other areas of discrimination.

Chief executive of Cross Street Law Centre, Kathy Smith, said: "One widely reported case recently compelled a bank to install facilities for a wheelchair user who didn't want to take the option of banking from home, he wanted to use the bank itself but their steps prohibited this."

The service operates on Friday for employment discrimination at The Law Centre.

Drop-in between 10am and 12.30pm or call 01322 359957 between 2pm and 4pm.

Other areas of discrimination are dealt with on Monday at BCED, Library Building, Walnut Tree Road, Erith. Drop in is at 10am until 12.30pm.

Telephone advice is from 2pm until 4pm on 01322 340316.

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