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Lasa Launches UK-wide ‘advicelocal’ Service

Thanks to core funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and additional support from the Access to Justice Foundation, Lasa have developed advicelocal to help people with social welfare law problems find out more about their rights and entitlements; feel more confident about getting help with the questions they have; and find local sources of advice and support.

What is advicelocal? Advicelocal is a new postcode tool that can help with questions relating to seven areas of law – welfare benefits and tax credits; council tax; debt and money advice; housing and homelessness; employment and work issues; disability and social care; and asylum and immigration.

Advicelocal is easy to use. You just need to enter a postcode and choose an advice topic to find tailored information for your area, including key local authority resources and details of local independent advice organisations.

Advicelocal for organisations  – Lasa developed advicelocal in consultation with frontline advice organisations across the UK, and hope that those of you who are ‘problem noticers’ and ‘sign-posters’ – for example those working in education or health settings  – will also find the site valuable in supporting people you’re in contact with.

Add advicelocal search to your website – If you have a website, we have a widget that you can use if you’d like to add advicelocal search to your site. Or why not generate a link to an advice directory map for your local area? Find out more from our For organisations page.

Help us to spread the word – sharing advicelocal (https://advicelocal.uk), on Twitter @advicelocal and on Facebook @advicelocaluk

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