• Developing a strategy for access to advice and support on Social Welfare Law in England and Wales
  • Developing a strategy for access to advice and support on Social Welfare Law in England and Wales
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The Low Commission

The Low Commission on the Future of Advice and Legal Support

We are pleased to announce the publication of the final report of the Commission. Lord Low would like to thank the trusts and foundations which gave financial support and all those who have contributed to the work of the Commission. Lord Low will be leading some follow-up work to ensure that his report’s recommendations are implemented, please continue to check this site for updates.

Phase 2: Taking the Commission's work forwards

Following the Report’s launch, the Commission is proceeding to the next phase of its work to influence policy makers, strengthen its evidence base, and engage the public and stakeholders – the simple objective is to see our recommendations implemented. The Legal Action Group have recruited a Campaigns and Research Manager, to support the Commission in driving this phase forwards.

As part of the second stage of the Low Commission's work we have also published a further follow up report (March 2015).

GETTING IT RIGHT IN SOCIAL WELFARE LAW

Low Commission's Follow up report

Getting_it_Right_Report_web.pdf (Adobe PDF - 563Kb) Low Commission's Follow up report

Our original report can be downloaded below.

TACKLING THE ADVICE DEFICIT

Low Commission Final Report

Low-Commission-Report-FINAL-VERSION.pdf (Adobe PDF - 567Kb) Low Commission Final Report

Low Commission Press Release

Low-Commission-Press-Release.pdf (Adobe PDF - 41Kb) Low Commission Press Release

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Welcome from Lord Low

HEALTH AND ADVICE

See more about our work on advice services in health and care settings, including our latest report on this, here Advice and Heath

The Commission’s work covers: asylum, benefits, community care, debt, education (including special educational needs), employment, housing and immigration. The Commission will take a wide view of its brief, looking at ways of reducing demand for advice and legal support in these areas, as well as investigating new approaches to delivery and funding.

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