rightsnet is delivered by Lasa, the social welfare law and technology charity, and has been providing advice support since 1998.
We provide daily news and caselaw updates across five areas of social welfare law - welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment and community care - and facilitate access to peer to peer case work support via our online adviser forums.
We also provide a rolling programme of training events, details of the latest advice job vacancies and volunteer opportunities, and free benefit rates information.
Recognition and support for our work
The rightsnet team was nominated for an 'Access to justice through IT' award in the Legal Aid Practitioner's Group's LALY awards; won the British Library supported 'Opening the World of Knowledge' category in the Nominet Internet Awards; won a 'technological innovation' award in the Lexis Nexis Taxation Awards; was shortlisted in The Guardian Social Enterprise awards; and was the only second-tier website to be awarded the Community Legal Service Quality Mark standard for websites.
rightsnet has received support from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, the Legal Education Foundation, Trust for London, the Access to Justice Foundation, the City Bridge Trust, the John Ellerman Foundation, the City Parochial Foundation, the Legal Services Commission, London Councils, the Greater London Authority, HMRC, the Law Society Charity, the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales, the National Lottery Charities Board and the Community Fund.
Join the rightsnet community
Thousands of advisers across the UK use the rightsnet discussion forum to get casework support, to share their experience and expertise, and to network with other advice workers ...
'Engaging in 'debates' on the forums has improved my confidence and my ability to research material. I take on cases of increasing difficulty and the outcomes are often very positive. I have saved people from eviction, and clients' improved financial situation has led to improvements in their health ... I would not be nearly so good at what I do if it had not been for rightsnet.'
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Get in touch
We love your feedback ... if you have a query or comment about rightsnet, please contact us.
NB - whilst we are not able to offer case work advice by email, if you are an advice worker try posting a message in the discussion forum.
Looking for information about your own benefit rights?
We're sorry ... we're unable to offer assistance to individuals seeking advice about their own benefit rights. We would however strongly urge you to contact a local advice centre to get the assistance you need. Maybe try advicefinder.turn2us.org.uk to find an organisation in your area.
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