The Access to Justice Foundation is pleased to announce that a grant of £15,000 has been awarded to Lasa charity UK to continue its important role in supporting the legal advice sector through the delivery of online content designed to help address the problems experienced by vulnerable people across the UK in dealing with problems relating to welfare benefits, employment rights, social care issues, debt, and housing and homelessness.
Lasa, which was founded in 1984 is a social welfare law and tech charity dedicated to using technology to support the delivery of social welfare law advice and information to disadvantaged communities across the UK.
Lasa works with work with thousands of organisations across the UK, including frontline services, such as: citizens advice and law centres – local authorities; housing associations; solicitor firms and barristers chambers; membership bodies, the judiciary; and national government.
Services created by Lasa includes the website rightsnet.org.uk, which allows thousands of people across the UK to stay up to date with the latest welfare rights developments, and advicelocal.uk a free signposting and referral UK-wide guide to help with welfare benefits and tax credits; council tax, debt and money advice; housing and homelessness; employment and work issues, disability and social care; and asylum and immigration.
The funding from the Access to Justice Foundation will help Lasa continue its important role in building a stronger, less isolated and more supported community of advisers, through their interaction with rightsnet services. This includes continuing to monitor policy impacts and contribute to campaigns that seek to challenge unfair and discriminatory practices, and to shine a spotlight on the negative impacts on individuals of legislative changes.
The Access to Justice Foundation is delighted to support Lasa in this important work delivering online content designed to help address the problems experienced by thousands of vulnerable people across the UK.
For more information on Lasa Charity UK, visit lasa.org.uk