There are many settings in our community where people can identify individuals who need informal advice, such as GP surgeries, community centres, faith groups etc. This project will provide an online information source for social welfare law practitioners in three areas of social welfare law – employment, housing and community care. It will cover topics such as housing, employment and community care law including self-help guides on common legal problems.
LAG was instrumental in establishing and supporting the Low Commission on the Future of Advice and Legal Support which aimed to address the challenges facing social welfare law. The LIP will be active in the run-up to the general election seeking to inform the political parties and public opinion in support the recommendations of the Commission. This grant will allow LAG to engage additional public affairs and PR resources to raise the profile and engagement with this project.