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Citizenship
Citizenship ceremonies
Citizenship ceremonies
Click the logo to find out more about our citizenship ceremonies.

Democracy Matters
Democracy Matters
An informal alliance of over 30 civil society organisations and community education providers aiming to promote learning for democracy, citizenship, participation and practical politics, particularly among people who have least power in society.

Life in Great Britain
Life in Great Britain
Click the logo to access course material from chapters 2 to 6 of "Life in the United Kingdom: a journey into Citizenship" published by the Home Office. This online course also offers audio and includes full practice tests to prepare you for UK Citizenship test.

Petition the Council
Petition the Council
Create an new petition, sign up to a current one and browse completed ones.

Petition the government
Petition the government
Create a new petition or contribute to existing ones.

Skills Plus
Skills Plus
Do you need to take a B1 Speaking/Listening exam to support your UK settlement (ILR) application?

You can now do so at some Skills Plus test centres. Click on the image for more information.

The British Way of Life
The British Way of LifeProvides all new arrivals into the UK with the necessary information to make it easier for them to get used to their new home, to integrate and to become personally resilient.

UK Parliament
UK Parliament
Click the logo for access to the text of the Houses of Commons and Lords daily debates (Hansard) current and historical, research materials on various topics, contact details for members of the two Houses etc.

UK Visas and Immigration
UK Visas and Immigration
Click the logo for information about immigration, asylum and British citizenship.

Voting
Voting
Click the logo to find out about registering to vote or applying for vote by proxy.

Write to them
Get help in identifying and writing a message to your local councillors, MP or MEPs.
Consumer advice
Citizens Advice
Citizens Advice
FAQs and Fact sheet sections on consumer, debt and money matters.

Bank safe online
Get advice on online banking and how to spot scams.
Checkatrade
Checkatrade
All Checkatrade members are thoroughly vetted before they are displayed on the website. Click on the logo to search the site.

Money Advice Service
Money Advice Service
Click the logo to access this free, unbiased and independent service offering wide-ranging financial advice.

Money Saving Expert
A consumer advice site, which covers a wide range of areas, e.g. banks, cards, shopping, insurance.
Pension Advisory Service
You can find a wealth of information about pensions, including Voluntary NI contributions and a Pensions timeline.
Trading Standards
Trading Standards
Click on the logo to access KCC Trading Standards advice.

Which? Consumer Rights
Find sample letters, step-by-step guides to how to place a complaint and guidance on relevant legislation.
Legal advice & information
Citizens Advice
Citizens Advice
Click the logo to access information about consumer rights and other areas of law.

Find free legal advice
Find free legal advice
Links to voluntary and official organisations providing free legal information or advice.

Information Commissioner
Get guidance about Data Protection, Privacy and Freedom of Information.
Law Society - Find a solicitor
Law Society - Find a solicitor
Click the logo to search for registered solicitors and find further guidance about paying for legal services, specialist solicitors, lawyers for businesses, complaints, directories etc.

Legal Aid
Legal Aid
Click the logo to learn more about Legal Aid.

Ombudsman Association
Find the details of the ombudsman relevant to your complaint.
Public Information Online
Public Information Online
Click the logo to access all material from 2006/07 Parliamentary session onwards. The site is updated daily with fully searchable PDFs . It also includes non Parliamentary material from 2009 onwards including official departmental reports, technical papers , research reports, annual reports and statistical research.

Waterlow Legal Directories
Waterlow Legal Directories
Click on the logo to find a solicitor, barrister, expert witness or other supplier of legal expertise and services.

Westlaw
WestlawClick the logo to access over 400,000 case reports and transcripts dating back to 1220. Legislation consolidated back to 1267, and updated daily. Analytical commentary from the entire Common Law Library and a large range of market-leading books and looseleafs. (Maidstone only, ask staff for assistance)