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.
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
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.
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.
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
A message from the CEO of HMCTS on the temporary changes to the way in which courts and tribunals will operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For all things housing law check out the specialist Nearly Legal website for England, run by solicitors and barristers practising in the field. The site provides information, updates and discussion on housing and landlord & tenant law. Issues covered include homelessness, possession and forfeiture, unlawful eviction, disrepair and housing fitness, regulation and licensing, service and major works charges, right to manage and anything else that interests us. Contents include frequent case reports, updates on statute law, guides and key documents.
This podcast talks about how technology can help charities be more prepared to support people with disabilities both inside and outside their organisations.
Chatbot Ally aims to help housing associations, councils and charities to support vulnerable resident, helping citizens access information and advice through their phones.
The regularly updated list provides information and guidance on all things remote working. It includes case studies, materials and resources, including support services to help you use any relevant resources in your organisation.
Published 16/03/2020 by Shanjun Zhu
The Money Advice Trust have launched an online course to equip professionals with knowledge, skills and confidence to identify and support customers with gambling, alcohol and substance addictions.
Published 16/03/2020 by Shanjun Zhu
Money Trust Advice Policy Institute have collaborated with the Money Advice Trust, with support from UK Finance, to launch a new guide to help debt collection staff better communicate with customers with mental health and debt problems.
Published 16/03/2020 by Johnny Tan
The Health and Education Chamber of Scotland has built new hearing facilities in Glasgow to accommodate special needs cases. These facilities provide a strong example of the benefits of user-centred design in creating new services and facilities.
The Legal Needs of Individuals in England and Wales Report, jointly commissioned by the Legal Services Board (LSB) and the Law Society, presents the findings of the ‘2019 Survey of Legal Needs of Individuals in England and Wales’ conducted on their behalf by YouGov.
Published 05/03/2020 by Johnny Tan
The stress of litigation affects stakeholders adversely in many ways, exposing all to significant mental health risks. It is imperative that we take concrete steps to address the problem.
REElinquish Your Rights no Longer – Meet the Children’s Law Centre’s new Chatbot, REE Rights Responder
REE Rights Responder is a web-based chatbot designed to provide legal advice to young people in Northern Ireland.
A recent case in the Court of Appeal has highlighted the problems faced by homeless persons in appealing their cases, due to difficulties in accessing legal aid. The judgement provides hope for judicial discretion where an appeal is made out of time due to the lack of availability of legal aid.
Published 21/02/2020 by Johnny Tan
A newly released platform draws on data to tackle homelessness in the UK. A similar tool for solving access to justice problems is welcomed.