Developing a strategy for access to advice and support on Social Welfare Law in England and Wales
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Aim of the Commission

The aim of the Commission is to develop a strategy for the future provision of social welfare law services, which:

  • meets the need for the public, particularly the poor and marginalised, to have access to good quality independent legal advice;
  • is informed by an analysis of the impact of funding changes and by an assessment of what can realistically be delivered and supported in the future;
  • influences the thinking and manifestos of the political parties in the run up to the 2015 election.

The Commission will take a wide view of this aim, and will look at ways of reducing demand for advice and legal support, as well as investigating new approaches to delivery and funding.