Coronavirus (COVID-19): We've been thinking hard about ways that we can help during the outbreak and about what changes we might make to rightsnet and our other online services, and have been busy developing new resources as our contribution towards the sector's collective efforts. Find out more about what we've been doing.
Every year, our social welfare law & tech services help thousands of not for profit and third sector organisations, and people across the public sector and local and national governments throughout the UK, to do more good
We'd love to hear from you if you have feedback on our services, or you'd like to discuss how we might be able to help you in your own work. You can contact us via email@example.com
Established in 1984, we're dedicated to using technology to support the delivery of social welfare law advice and information to disadvantaged communities across the UK.
We do a whole heap of stuff to help everyone from frontline not for profit organisations to government departments (and everyone in-between) to deliver efficient, high quality services, as well as work for the direct benefit of people with social welfare law problems.
We're committed to social justice and to helping organisations deliver the most effective services for the benefit of their users.
To this end every year we work with thousands of organisations across the UK, including frontline VCS orgs - for example local citizens advice and law centres - local authorities; housing associations; solicitor firms and barristers chambers; membership bodies, funders; media organisations; the judiciary; government departments ... and many, many more.
Our services include -
Our advicelocal.uk website - our free, UK-wide guide to 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.
Find an adviser - our free postcode tool, connecting with local independent advice organisations across the UK.
Welfare rights news & case law - our award winning rightsnet website is the first place thousands of organisations across the UK go to stay up to speed with the latest welfare rights developments.
Online casework support - get peer-to-peer casework support via our online adviser discussion forums, where thousands of advisers from across the UK meet to share their experience and expertise for the benefit of their clients.
universalcreditinfo - our quick reference guide to universal credit regulations, guidance and case law.
pipinfo - our adviser guide to personal independence payment regulations & case law.
wcainfo - our adviser guide to the work capability assessment
Training and events - find information on training courses and events across the UK.
AIMS software - our user-friendly contact management database, helping organisations across the UK to track client contacts and report quickly and easily to management and funders.
Publications - including our annual benefit rates information.
Rightsjobs - advertise your advice job vacancy and connect with high quality candidates using our quick, targeted and cost effective service.
revenuebenefits - partnership work with the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group on the revenuebenefits.org.uk website.
'It's impossible to overstate the difference rightsnet has made to my work and how it has impacted on my clients'
'rightsnet transforms welfare rights advice, it's absolutely brilliant [and] seems to get better each week'
'We've turned to Lasa for years and you've never let us down! Your knowledge and resources ... are invaluable'
'Without rightsnet I could not provide the current level of help and support to my team and to our clients. It gives us the confidence that our advice is correct and up to date [and] means we do not have to turn clients away'
'Essential tools to keep up to date and to use as reference source, with links to legislation etc. I ensure that all my staff see relevant news items on a daily basis'
Read more feedback on our rightsnet website.
Lasa has been twice shortlisted in the 'Access to justice through IT' category in the Legal Aid Practitioner's Group's 'LALY awards'; is a winner of the British Library sponsored 'Opening the World of knowledge' category in the Nominet Internet awards; won the 'technological innovation' category in the Lexis Nexis Taxation Awards; was a winner in the 'Working Together' category at the Technology4Good awards; and was shortlisted for the Charity Times 'Cross-sector partnership of the year' and the Guardian's Social Enterprise Award.
Many thanks to those who are funding our work and who have supported us in the past, including: the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation | Trust for London | Access to Justice Foundation | Baring Foundation | Legal Education Foundation | City Bridge Trust | Law Society Charity | John Ellerman Foundation | Wates Foundation | London Catalyst | Comic Relief | National Lottery Community Fund.
Do get in touch if you have feedback on our services, or you'd like to discuss how we might be able to help you in your own work.
Our main switchboard is on 0207 377 2748
But don't want to use our contact form, you can do so via firstname.lastname@example.org
We don't look on complaints as unwanted. In fact, they may help us to see where our services or procedures might be improved. For more information, please download our complaints procedure.
Our privacy notice tells you what to expect when we collect personal information.