Welfare, rights, health

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Advice, Advocacy and Legal services

Also see under specific issues, and general sector umbrella bodies/networks.

  • Advice Services Alliance, the body for networks of advice services, has created Advicenow, the “best information on the law and your rights”. In Northern Ireland, the similar body is adviceNI.
  • Citizens Advice The national body for local citizens advice services. The online Advice Guide is now integrated into the main site.
  • Citizens Advice Scotland.
  • London Advice Services Alliance Also their RightsNet website provides social security information and news for advice workers. New summer 2014: advicelocal, borough-by-borough social welfare resource for London’s advice and information community.
  • Public Law Project aims to improve access to public law remedies for those whose access is restricted by poverty, discrimination etc.
  • Resource Information Service is now part of Homeless Link. ‘Provider of information to the homelessness and advice sectors’.
  • Scottish Legal Action Group ‘promotes equal access to justice’ and produces a monthly journal.



Also see Self-help/Support groups. and Issue based support.

Human Rights, Immigration

See also Refugees (Communities page).

Offenders, Community Safety

Poverty, Social Exclusion, Work

Employment Rights are largely covered within our Employment Briefing page. Includes TUC.

Social Care

See also Disabilities section above, and Children, Elderly on the Communities page.

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