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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.
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In the wake of COVID-19 RCJ Advice and Rights of Women have expanded their FLOWS services to women experiencing domestic abuse and the frontline organisations who support them.
Teh Refugee Action Coronavirus Asylum Handbook draws together frontline organisations’ current and longer-term approaches and strategies to adapting their services and delivering support. It is not designed to be a service directory or map operational updates but it will signpost to the excellent advice, resources and policy updates that have been produced and are already in the public domain.
Quartet Community Foundation sets up Coronavirus Response Fund for Local Communities in the West of England
Published 03/04/2020 by Annie Pan
In response to the COVID-19 Crisis, the Quartet Community Foundation is calling for donations that will be directed towards providing essential support for vulnerable members of communities who may struggle with the impact and disruption brought by the pandemic in the coming months.
Law for Life have just created an Advicenow 'know-how' linking to guidance that is out so far on video hearings.
In response to many advice agencies moving their services to telephone only, Advocate has launched an online application form that can be accessed directly from its website, removing the need to be signed off by an advice agency, MP or lawyer.
Charity Digital's next webinar (23 April, 1-2pm) aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to implement accessibility technology into your organisation, and shares why implementing this technology and building an accessibility strategy into your business is essential to sector inclusivity, your charity’s service delivery and recruiting the best possible employees for your organisation.
United Voices of the World Union has a range of guidance, in English and Spanish, to help workers make sense of their rights, access support and get up to date information about COVID-19.
Blackbaud have compiled a list of resources to help charities keep up their fundraising momentum during this turbulent time. Their Coronavirus Fundraising Resources Hub, includes a COVID-19 response guide, virtual fundraising events.
The Society for Computers and Law has joined with HMCTS and the Tech Nation, LawTech Delivery Panel to establish Remote Courts Worldwide, a global initiative to help public court services cope with coronavirus and support the development of remote alternatives to traditional court hearings
The Frontline Network are creating an 'Emergency Fund' to be accessed by Frontline workers who support people experiencing homelessness, who have been directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They want to hear from frontline workers on what emerging areas they believe require immediate additional funding to support their work. Complete the 'Emergency Fund' Survey to give your views!
The Frontline Network has launched 'C-19 Frontline Worker Support Forum', a space dedicated to sharing frontline worker information, guidance and solutions relating to COVID-19. Anyone who is a frontline worker supporting people experiencing homelessness can utilise this vital resource. Frontline workers are required to register to the Frontline Network, in order to access the C-19 Forum, however Frontline will shortly be making it free to access for all Frontline Workers.
JUSTICE are seeking a Scotland Fellow to join their team part-time in JUSTICE Scotland. The Fellowship will provide the opportunity to develop research and drafting skills, to engage with litigation and law-making processes in Scotland. Salary: £19,565 per annum, pro rata. Deadline: 10pm on Tuesday 14 April. Interviews will be held by zoom on Wednesday 22 April.
JUSTICE are looking for a Strategy Fellow to support their Director and Board of JUSTICE on elaborating the next four-year strategy for the organisation. The successful applicant will join their team in London. Salary: £19,565 per annum. Deadline: 10pm on Friday 17 April. Interviews will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 29th April.
Digital Unite have collated over 90 digital guides and resources to help organisations during Covid-19. The helpful guides cover a range of topics from using online health services to staying in touch with friends & family and working from home. These are particularly useful for agencies who may have clients that are less used to accessing services online.
The UK Government has passed emergency legislation to suspend new evictions from social or private rented accommodation while this national emergency is taking place. Furthermore, no new possession proceedings through applications to the court are to start during the crisis. Landlords will also be protected as 3 month mortgage payment holiday is extended to Buy to Let mortgages.
The Cadent Foundation, funded by the UK's biggest Gas Network, is now open for applications for grants between £100 and £100,000 until May 31st. Applicants must be a UK registered charity, or a community group with charitable purposes and must be based within the Cadent geographical area (North West, East of England, West Midlands and North London).
UKAJI is launching a series of blogs, opinion pieces, and news summaries on the theme of Covid-19 and administrative justice to consider how this pandemic has, will do, should, or could affect administrative justice. If you are interesting in submitting or collaborating on a piece, or subscribing to updates on how the pandemic is changing administrative justice you can find more information here.
Steve Morgan has pledged to donate £1m a week as an emergency fund for charities affected by coronavirus. The fund is available to charities that fall within the catchment area of Merseyside, North Wales and Cheshire (west of M6).