In the News
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.
The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory have announced a new initiative to support professionals to maintain children's contact with family members during the #COVID19 pandemic.
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
Backed my the Mayor of London, Aneemo are offering an 18th month free course that supports cross-sector professionals in recognising and working with the Mental Health needs of rough sleepers and the unstably housed. The course will be delivered by fifteen experts who will discuss the context and complexity of need, approaches to engagement and support and much more. As well as exploring the use of legislation such as the Mental Health Act, navigating the NHS and helping those with ‘no recourse to public funds’.
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.
With support from the Legal Education Foundation, the Legal Aid Practitioners Group are offering a free dedicated support service for legal aid contract holders. Take advantage of their skilled consultants who are able to help answer COVID-19 related enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org. The service is free and available to all crime and civil legal aid providers.
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.
The Access to Justice Foundation and the London Legal Support Trust are launching and running an Emergency Advice Appeal to raise money for the pro bono and legal advice sectors. They are asking individuals and organisations to donate what they can, all donations are matched up to £200,000 creating a total pot of £400,000 to support the sector.
As part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic we're publishing our bimonthly newsletters. You can join the LIP Network for free to access our member only resources and get our updates direct to your inbox. April's newsletter (Supporting you through challenges and changes) can be found here.
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.
Throughout April, Charity Digital will be publishing a range of content designed to help charities gain vital cyber security skills via the Cyber Essentials program to help individuals and organisations keep systems and devices secure
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.
With new social distancing rules in place, we're now confined to working from our homes. This has some profound implications on how charities operate from a digital technology perspective. This podcast discusses how you can get your charity up to speed to support remote working through COVID-19, what tech can help you stay connected to colleagues, donors and networks and how we can operate in a secure, collaborative and productive manner.
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.
Planning for the future can be difficult at the best of times but add a global pandemic and a complete restructure of the way we interact as a society into the mix and it gets a little trickier. This blog sets out things for us to think about any plan for over the next crucial six months.
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!