Welcome to the POD Advice Service

Since January 2021 Nechells POD have been offering a weekly advice service. Lisa and Ella are available to help with any welfare or general immigration issue (we are not regulated advisors.). Face to face appointments are on a Thursday. You can call or email any day of the week but please remember that Fridays are dedicated to our Talking Tables food parcel service. If we can’t resolve things for you, we will put you in touch with people who can. Read a bit about Lisa and Ella below:

Lisa Coates

“My own childhood was really challenging so I can understand  many of the issues faced by our residents. I know I was lucky – in secondary school I had teachers who supported and inspired me and I was able to follow my dream of being a teacher myself. In 2019 I retired from teaching Law and Business Studies and I am pleased to be able to use my experience and knowledge to help people. I promise to work hard for Nechells POD and do all I can to make the lives of our residents better.

Ella Doyle

Let us help you find the knowledge and confidence you need to resolve your problem…


Immigration Support

Have you just arrived in the UK? Are you applying for refugee status? Are you applying for British citizenship? Are you applying to stay in the UK after Brexit? Understanding the new immigration laws and procedures can be very difficult. We can help guide you through the process you need to follow.

Contact us now to book an initial telephone call.


Welfare Support

All of us need a helping hand at some time in our lives. Here at the POD we believe it is really important that you receive all of the help you are entitled to.

Do you need help checking your eligibility or applying for benefits? We can help you with that.  We can also help with job applications and CV writing.

Contact us now to book an initial telephone call


General legal Support

We are pleased to have an Advisor working with us every Thursday. Contact us to book an initial telephone call.