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19 June 2019

Rethinking our legal education for frontline care workers: Mencap

Kari Gerstheimer
Kari Gerstheimer, Head of Information and Advice at Mencap, explains how redesigning their legal education training for care workers has led to an increase in managers referring cases to them for legal advice.
Strengthening Civil Society
15 May 2019

Janet Morrison: Strategic litigation can be a useful tool

Janet Morrison
The Foundation's Chair draws out her lessons for campaigners from the challenge to the PIP regulations led by the Public Law Project and other charities
Strengthening Civil Society
7 January 2019

Pre-action letters: enabling the voluntary sector to combat the lack of legal aid solicitors

Kat Lorenz & Polly Glynn
Kat Lorenz (Asylum Support Appeals Project) and Polly Glynn (Deighton Pierce Glynn) explain how training voluntary sector advisors to prepare pre-action letters is helping to resolve Home Office delays.
Strengthening Civil Society
17 December 2018

Birthrights and Birth Companions are using human rights to improve maternity care

Rebecca Brione, Birthrights
Birthrights is working with Birth Companions to identify and promote how rights-respecting maternity care can improve the experience of pregnancy and childbirth for women who are facing severe disadvantage.
Strengthening Civil Society
16 November 2018

From abolishing slavery to protecting human rights today, legal action has played an important role

David Sampson
The law can be a powerful tool for change across the voluntary sector and across issues, and not just for those who see themselves as 'legal charities'.
Strengthening Civil Society
6 August 2018

How are we using the law as a tactic for social change?

Harriet Lowe
This blog introduces our landscape review of this field - the first publication by our Learning Partners to the Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme.
Strengthening Civil Society
16 November 2017

How to use the law for social change

Shauneen Lambe, Just for Kids Law
Law and human rights based approaches are important tools for the voluntary sector; and there is already some research about how the voluntary sector can use it well.
Strengthening Civil Society
20 September 2017

Beyond hunger and the food bank: a new right to food

Kath Dalmeny & Koldo Casla
Hunger is not a thing of the past in the UK. Members of a new alliance explain what a right to food would mean for consumers and producers, and why now is the time to take it seriously.
Strengthening Civil Society
20 September 2017

The socio-economic duty: a human rights remedy against austerity and inequality

Koldo Casla, Just Fair
Why Just Fair is leading the #1forEquality campaign urging the UK government to adopt the socio-economic duty.
Strengthening Civil Society
11 July 2017

The time is right, the time is now: human rights and housing

Dessie Donnelly
Participation and the Practice of Rights (PPR) and its partners are supporting social housing tenants in Scotland and Ireland to use human rights approaches to address their housing problems.
Strengthening Civil Society