Access to Advice and Justice in Liverpool
The Access to Advice Network was formed as part of the Access to Justice Project, funded by Liverpool City Council.
Led by the University of Liverpool, School of Law & Social Justice & Department of Health, Policy and Systems, the project aims to gather evidence of the impact of legal aid cuts and welfare reform in Liverpool and identify and map advice services in the city. Alongside the research, the project has been establishing an independent network of advice organisations, creating a multi-agency referrals network and developing training and information sessions.
The project hopes to increase the effectiveness of remaining services through a stronger referral network in Liverpool, improve access to justice, help build a more sustainable legal advice network in Liverpool, and ensure that decisions relating to access to justice in Liverpool are made with a strong evidence base to maximise resources, impact and innovation.
Please take a look at some of the project's work so far!
Research & MAPPING
The University of Liverpool, School of Law and Social Justice & Department of Health, Policy and Systems, are mapping out legal services in Liverpool and researching the impact of legal cuts.
Local advice organisations have come together to form a community of practice, a network for positive collaboration.
We are establishing a referrals network, a multi-agency approach to e-referrals, ensuring clients get quicker access to the advice they need.