Member Updates – UK
The original plans for the working group and subgroups, which are supported by the LIP Network, were disrupted due to the changing priorities Covid presented. Our response to these changing needs was to commission a response exercise to understand how sector needs, experiences, issues, and solutions around innovation had changed. The following represents a summary of our findings.
A statement from the National Pro Bono Centre re. premises.
YESS Law's pro bono and mediation online scheme is now up and running, in this blog YESS Law provide an insight into how mediation can help.
Law, Tech and Access to Justice have published a recent piece on the community legal clinics of Ontario and the impact of Covid-19.
Inspiring Impact have created a resource hub to support you and your organisation with evaluation during Covid-19. With a range of different resources and online events to help the voluntary and community sector make the most of data and evaluation.
LawWorks' volunteer solicitors are drafting guides in relation to generic legal issues that not-for-profit issues may be facing during COVID-19. If you would like to suggest a general question please contact the LawWorks NFPP team at email@example.com The guides will be added to their website shortly.
LawWorks are continuing to operate their not-for-profit services during this time. You can make an application on their website today if your organisation is in need of advice in relation to a legal issue (for example, employment, property, insurance, insolvency matters) or assistance with updating constitution/articles.
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.
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.
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.
Homeless Link have published a new webinar on Covid19 and Homelessness services, providing an overview of the current sector preparation and response.
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.
Published 09/01/2020 by Professor Gráinne McKeever and Dr Lucy Royal-Dawson
Network members, Law and Social Justice Professor Gráinne McKeever and Dr Lucy Royal-Dawson from Ulster University, share some news about their project 'Understanding the support needs of Litigants in Person through Human Centred Design'.
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The State of the Sector Report is an annual report by Clinks, which aims to examine how voluntary organisations working with people in contact with the criminal justice system are faring across England and Wales. This 2019 edition of this report, marks the 7th year that Clinks have conducted this research, produced in Nov 2019 by Lauren Nickolls, Russell Webster, and Nicola Drinkwater and published on Clinks website.
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The MEAM (Making Every Adult Matter) Approach Evaluation is a five-year project (2017-2022) carried out by Cordis Bright, an independent research and consultancy organisation, commissioned by MEAM to conduct a longitudinal evaluation of the approach. The evaluation aims to assess the impact of the MEAM approach on people facing multiple disadvantages as well as on local systems.