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This advice tracker logs the number of people on the citizens advice website, what they're searching for and what resources are trending. A fantastic resource to support our understanding of what the needs is now.
Follow the developments in the news addressing access to justice issues.
In this blog piece, network member Law and Social Justice Professor Gráinne McKeever from Ulster University, focuses on the potential impact of remote hearings for LIPs based on what her research to date has shown about barriers to participation.
The vital, voluntary services and community response during the lockdown has opened people’s eyes to the role of infrastructure. While the current investments in justice infrastructure is welcome it's important that long term funding also goes to support collaborative and accountable networks and membership organisations which ensure frontline services most efficiently.
For anyone interested on the impact of Covid-19 on access to justice we've put together a list of evidence, statistics and reports which demonstrate the impact of Covid-19 on legal needs, beneficiaries, charities, the administration of justice and the legal profession.
The New Local Government Network (NLGN) has found that local mutual aid groups have been an indispensable part of the country’s response to COVID-19, powered predominantly by people on furlough.
Hearings in the Family Court are increasingly being held remotely, by telephone or on video conferencing software. Resolution have produced a guide designed to help litigants in person through the process including information on how to prepare for a hearing, how to join a hearing and what to do during a hearing.
A recent discrimination claim by Shelter against agents who operate a "no DSS" policy has gone to judgement which declares that the policy amounts to indirect discrimination under section 19 Equality Act 2010.
There is much we can learn form the health and social care sector, not least how to integrate and respond to user needs in service delivery. The coalition charity National Voices has a number of resources and events which look at user experiences of remote and virtual consultations and appointments.
Nottingham Law School are recruiting a Welfare Benefits Casework Supervisor. Deadline: 24 July 2020, Location: Nottingham, Salary: £28,331 - £32,817, Hours: Full time
Deadline Monday, July 27th at 9am. Location: Home-based / London, Salary: £26,500-28,500 FTE, Hours: 3 days per week
The Community Justice fund, which makes grants to combat the impact of COVID-19 on specialist free legal advice services, has an additional £5m to distribute following a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund - apply now.
Money Advice Plus are recruiting for a new Trainee Money Adviser to join their team in Hove. Salary: £19,945-£23,836 gross per annum pro-rata. Deadline: 9am on Monday 27 July
Nottingham Trent University are seeking a Welfare Benefits Casework Supervisor to join their Legal Advice Centre. Salary: £28,331 - £32,817 p.a. Deadline: 24th July 2020.
The Curve by the Third Sector Lab, is a series of free, 90-minute workshops for third sector organisations. These online workshops aim to build knowledge around best digital practices, raise awareness of digital tools and ultimately help increase impact with digital. See the upcoming training below -
On the 15th July, HMCTS are hosting an online event to outline 'Use of Remote hearings to maintain justice during the coronavirus outbreak'. Register today
This response fund will provide emergency funding to grassroots treatment and recovery voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations delivering vital services at the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic response. Funding will be distributed by Collective Voice and will be exclusively available to organisations with turn overs of less than £2m.
In this online course, over a collection of 6 half days through July and August, Directory of Social Change (DCS) will cover governance, marketing, strategy, income diversification and leadership. You can book the entire course, or alternatively book onto each course separately - see here for a breakdown of each course:
On Monday 13th July (10:00-11:30am) Datawise are hosting a free introduction to Trust for London's relaunched Poverty Profile to gain evidence & insight into poverty & inequality in London.
Datawise London are piloting a new approach to improve organisational use of data leading to better shaped services to meet the needs of Londoners. Eight organisations will benchmark their organisational data maturity, identify key data goals and attend monthly sessions over an eight month period starting in September. If your organisation is interested in participating please submit an expression of interest by 5pm today.