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Every year, our social welfare law and tech services help thousands of not for profit organisations, people across the public sector, and local and national governments throughout the UK, to do more good



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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

Lasa: the social welfare law and tech charity

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. 

What we do:

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.

Who we work with:

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:

Our services include -

Our 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. 

Other areas of social welfare law - check out our other areas of law update service, bringing you the latest debt, employment, community care and housing news and case law.

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 website.

What people say about us:

'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. 

Recognition for our work:

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.

Supporters of our work:

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.

We’d love to hear from you

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.

If you'd like to speak to us

Our main switchboard is on 0207 377 2748

If you want to email us

But don't want to use our contact form, you can do so via

Follow us on Twitter

We tweet #accesstojustice and #techforgood updates over at @rightsnet.

If you want to make a complaint

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.

Privacy notice

Our privacy notice tells you what to expect when we collect personal information. 

If you want to make an online payment

To make a secure online payment to us, please visit our rightsnet website at:

The small print: Lasa is the trading name of Lasa Charity UK Limited, a registered charity in England and Wales. Charity Reg No: 800140. It is a private company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company Reg. No: 1794098. Registered office: Watson House, 54 Baker Street, London W1U 7BU. VAT No 524965032. We use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how visitors use the site. This information helps us improve the site’s structure and functionality. You may opt to view the site without cookies by adjusting your browser's settings. © Lasa 2019

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