Further to our work on rightsnet and our other websites, and in response to feedback from advisers, we've been working on developing a series of web tools, all designed to support citizens' access to justice in relation to social welfare law issues.
Earlier in 2016 we launched the first of our new web tools - in relation to social care and council tax - and via 'advicelocal' are providing borough-by-borough support for people across London. In addition, we've launched a universal credit web tool to help people check whether they can claim the new benefit in their post code area, and new adviser guides to personal independence payment and the work capability assessment. You can find more information and links to each of the tools below.
socialcareinfo and counciltaxhelp are designed to help people find details of the support available to them locally; national information about their rights and entitlements; and details of independent advice organisations in their area who can help them get the help that they need.
socialcareinfo and counciltaxhelp have been developed with funding from the Law Society Charity and the Access to Justice Foundation. We have also been helped with the mapping elements of the tools by the MapIt team at MySociety.
universalcreditinfo is designed to help people check whether they can claim universal credit in their post code area (and the status of tax credits and other benefit claims), with links to information about how universal credit works and to details of independent local advice organisations across the country.
universalcreditinfo has been developed in partnership with our friends the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group, with funding from HMRC. We have also been helped with the mapping elements of the tools by the MapIt team at MySociety.
pipinfo is our adviser guide to personal independence payment regulations & case law.
pipinfo has been developed with funding from the Law Society Charity and the Access to Justice Foundation.
wcainfo is our adviser guide to regulations & case law relating to the work capability assessment
wcainfo has been developed with funding from the Law Society Charity and the Access to Justice Foundation.
advicelocal is our London-focused, borough-by-borough guide to welfare benefits, employment, debt, housing, immigration & asylum, disability & social care and children & families issues.
Developed with funding from the City Bridge Trust, the Big Lottery and Trust for London, advicelocal's aim is to support organisations across London in providing social welfare law information and advice to the communities they serve.
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