Support, Resources and Services – UK
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Opportunity Agenda have published a useful resource on 'How To Talk About Covid-19'.This resource guide is especially important in the atmosphere of fear, panic, division and racism that disinformation and media frenzy have produced.
Rightsnet have developed several new was of supporting advisers and the advice sector through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maternity Action are continually updating their website with advice and FAQs on rights and benefits in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To help during this crisis, Crowdfunder are making it free for community and charity projects to fundraise via their platform.
Homeless Link have published a new webinar on Covid19 and Homelessness services, providing an overview of the current sector preparation and response.
If you work in a charity and want to know more about using tech to help your organisation work remotely, John Fitzgerald from SCVO's digital team, is offering free one to one 15 minute chats to provide advice. Book your slot today!
Cooley have launched guidance for businesses on the legal, regulatory and commercial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their case law library gives a comprehensive overview of up to date practices, guidance and pertinent information.
Charity digital have published this incredibly helpful webinar detailing how to produce an effective content strategy framework for your small charity. The webinar covers a range of useful topics including how to build personas online, engage with your audience and identify creative ways to deliver and re-purpose your content.
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.
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 Employment Rights Hub will act as a central point of employment rights information, signposting users to trusted sources of advice such as Citizens Advice and TUC and will advise citizens on the benefit of joining a union.
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.