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".
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
· 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