Advise was an 'immigrant-oriented advisory centre based on Islington's Upper Street, founded by Nigerian sociologist Brother Louis in 1969. They offered assistance on matters concerning the police, legal aid, housing, employment, education, and health care. Volunteer workers at the centre included social workers, teachers, lawyers, doctors and psychiatrists. In 1972, the centre planned to expand, adding a youth centre, a library of African and Asian literature, and a restaurant. However, its funding fell into jeopardy at this point. Initially funded by the British Council of Churches, Advise lost this funding after a dispute about their statement of accounts. An appeal for funding from the local council was in peril in June 1972, when Conservative Alderman Archie Tull opposed the funding, explaining that 'I was disturbed to see their offices plastered with "Free Angela Davis" notices. This is not the sort of organisation that should be given ratepayers' money'. Tull's description of Advise was contested by Brother Louis, but certainly the centre lent some of its wall space to Angela Davis posters. Its social commitment was far broader, though.