The Children's Society Crisis Support project, have put together a form to collect evidence from staff and volunteers involved in the provision of emergency financial support through this crisis. The aim is to enable workers to share the issues that are arising in real time - and make sure that these issues are heard quickly by decision makers, please participate here
Northumbria Law School is collecting data on the impact that COVID-19 has had on support services for those experiencing domestic abuse and other types of gender-based violence,this includes feedback on the response of the courts and support services that operate within the court system. Please take their 10 minute survey to share your experiences.
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 Advice Services Alliance wants to gather your thoughts and experiences during this crisis in order to share good practice and to lobby for support for the sector. Please consider contributing to their short survey.
Community Foundation Tyne and Wear and Northumberland, has launched a Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund
The Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund aims to help community organisations in two stages: Firstly, the Response stage, where they will help organisations who support older people and other vulnerable groups during the Covid-19 outbreak. Secondly, the Recovery stage, they will fund a wider group of local charities and community organisations whose operations and finances have been affected by the virus.
The Coronavirus Community Fund will be open to constituted community organisations throughout Northern Ireland, who are supporting isolated older people during this time.
The emergency support fund has an initial £2m and will support community and voluntary organisations in London. The fund will be available to organisations facing immediate financial pressures and uncertainty because of the virus.
To help during this crisis, Crowdfunder are making it free for community and charity projects to fundraise via their platform.
Online Centres Network are inviting organisation of all sizes and from across the UK to apply for between £1,250 and £15,000 of funding to deliver the Make it Click programme, delivered by Good Things Foundation in partnership with Google.org. Make it Click, aims to help 35,000 people who only use the internet in a limited way to gain the confidence and digital skills to thrive online.
Work management tool Asana is offering free licenses to charities working to help slow the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). The offer aims to provide software support to charities to work remotely. Free registration required.
File sharing service Dropbox, is offering out free subscriptions to charities that are working to stop the coronavirus (Covid-19) and supporting victims. It is free to register and Dropbox has pledged to respond in 48 hours.
Following the outbreak of coronavirus in the UK, the Mayor of London’s office want to know whether you are producing, or are aware of, other sources of advice for low-income Londoners that the hub could signpost to.
The Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge is looking for defence solicitors, barristers or other legal representatives who have previously defended an autistic individual to complete an anonymous online survey. The survey asks questions about reasonable adjustments, sentencing outcomes and mental health concerns regarding the defendant during their involvement with the criminal justice system. It takes 15-20 minutes to complete but can be completed in more than one session.
Making Every Adult Matter are exploring the relationship between alcohol and multiple disadvantage and in particular, the support that is available for individuals. They are conducting a 60 second survey regarding the same which they would be grateful if you could complete. The findings will help them inform and influence local commissioners and the government's forthcoming addiction strategy.
Opportunity: Law for Life are looking for a solicitor to help them produce guides for Litigants in Person
Law for Life are looking for a practising solicitor who specialises in civil litigation to peer review their new range of guides designed to help litigants in person (LiPs) to determine if they have a potential civil claim and if they do, how to manage their application to the civil court.
The Ministry of Justice and YouGov would like to hear your views on access to legal support and legal aid services in civil cases, particularly in relation to housing and community care issues. They are running a 5-day online (text-based) forum from Monday 24th to Friday 28th February, with the aim of ascertaining what the major barriers are for people trying to access legal aid and what more can be done to raise public understanding of the legal support available and the eligibility criteria for legal aid.
Swansea University and Simmons Wavelength are collaborating to offer a free, two-day interactive sandbox to generate outline proposals for LegalTech. The event will be held from the 25th - 26th of January in the Computational Foundry on the Bay Campus of Swansea University.
Collaboration: The UK Administrative Justice Institute are calling for contributions to their new blog series
Calling all academics; The UK Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI) are calling for contributions to their new 'Emotions in Administrative Justice' series. Looking to explore and extend the growing research in this area, UKAJI have stated the purpose of this series is to link together administrative justice and the area of socio-legal scholarship known as 'law and emotion'.
Young Legal Aid Lawyers have published their new blog 'View from the Gravy Train' to dispel the idea that all lawyers, specifically legal aid lawyers, live immensely affluent lifestyles. They want to show the reality of tuition fee debt and low paid work, but they need your help - submit your experiences of working in legal aid today!
Young Legal Aid Lawyer's Blog 'Thanks to Legal Aid', aims to show the positive (as well as negative) stories of how legal aid helps families. But they need your help! Contribute your stories of working in legal aid today, to be featured on their blog.