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Liverpool's Access to Advice Network

What is the Access to Advice Network?

The Access to Advice Network is a Community of Practice, involving organisations that deliver advice, information and/or advocacy on Housing, Immigration, Debt, Welfare Benefits, Employment, Education & Civil issues.   We have regular forums on key issues and coordinate and deliver training and information sessions. Our central focus is to improve access to advice and increase access to justice.

"Improving access to advice, increasing access to justice".

Our Aims

Positive & Strategic Collaboration


· Work towards positive partnership working

· Identify potential partnerships

· Reduce duplication of efforts through     collaboration

· Increase capacity and access to legal  help provision


· Facilitate and support communications   and discussion amongst advice providers

· Communicate effectively on service   delivery and referrals

· Strengthen the alignment between   welfare benefits, debt, housing and other   advice services

· Work towards developing a referral   network across the advice sector

Shared Learning


· Share knowledge and information on     emerging issues, resources and best   practice

· Identify gaps in training, delivering shared   training and share training costs

· Share skills across key advice areas

· Raise awareness on the range and quality    of advice 

· Develop effective working practices  across the advice sector

Influence & Change

· Highlight and gather evidence regarding   social policy issues and use that evidence   to lobby for change in legislation and   services

· Work towards implementing preventative   strategies for clients in relation to their   issues i.e. target the causes rather than the   issues

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