SARC Manager Gary Edwards presents a representative cheque to Christopher Hammond, the Leader of Southampton City Council. In the year to March 2018 our interventions achieved £1, 063,515.36 for our clients directly helping to tackle poverty in the city.

SARC’s Mission

For over 38 years we have provided quality advice and representation in welfare benefits and employment. Our team of friendly, motivated and specialist advisors, work hard to ensure that you get the help you need when you need it.

As a registered charity with the Advice Quality Standard mark, we specialise in: welfare benefits and employment law advice. Our service is free, impartial and confidential. Depending on certain funding criteria we can provide a full service, from simple form filling, to representation at Social Security Tribunals, Employment Tribunals.

Please contact 02380 431 435 for full details of how we can help you and at what level.

Some examples of the range of cases we deal with 


Welfare Benefits Advice

  • Disability living allowance

  • Attendance allowance

  • Carers allowance

  • Personal Independent payment

  • Employment and support allowance

  • Universal credit

  • Income support

  • Tax credits

  • Housing benefit

  • Council tax benefit

  • Pension credit

  • Jobseekers allowance

Employment Law Advice

  • Unfair dismissal

  • Unpaid wages

  • Redundancy

  • Minimum wage

  • Holiday entitlement

  • Agency worker regulations

All forms of discrimination

  • Sex

  • Race

  • Sexual orientation

  • Disability

  • Age

  • Pregnancy

  • Part-time working

  • Religion and belief