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Our 2015-2016 annual report shows our activities over the past financial year. It details how we have made progress against our strategic aims, how AdviceUK is organised and how we have funded our work and supported our members.
The last few years have seen a number of changes to the international political environment and we await the full impact on the Advice sector. What we know for sure is that in 2017 funding for charities and in particular advice services continue to decrease.
This case study focuses on the benefits which have been delivered out of relationships developed by AdviceUK and local agencies and which have been possible through funding from London Councils for the Stronger Organisations Benefiting Londoners (SOBeL) programme.
Welwitschia Welfare Centre is a charitable organisation set up in 1998 to facilitate the integration of African Portuguese speaking migrants, refugees and other people of African origin in Greater London.
SOBeL is adding value in London boroughs with specialist interventions which enhances the generalist development and support available from borough based infrastructure agencies eg Councils for Voluntary Services (CVSs).
‘Advice Richmond – Together for Change’ is a Big Lottery funded project under the Advice Services Transition Fund. This fund was set up to enable local not-for-profit providers of advice services to continue to give vital help to people and communities.
The objective of this presentation was to raise awareness about equality and diversity in the advice sector to the UKIED network. UKIED Network members include national voluntary sector and statutory bodies such as the Metropolitan Police, Mencap, the National Union of Students, College of Policing, Barnardos, Nursing & Midwifery Council, General Dental Council, Financial Conduct Authority amongst others.
The learning outcome of this workshop was to enable participants – representative of advice organisations and advice services – better understand the impact of advice, both in terms of improving the services they provide and the implementation of systems that are more effective and efficient.
LASPO changes to civil legal aid, particularly reductions in scope and eligibility to social welfare law, were implemented on 1April 2013. These changes particularly impacted heavily on Law Centres who on average generated at least half their funds through legal aid contracts.
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