About the Southwark Legal Advice Network
Southwark Legal Advice Network funding has been awarded by the Big Lottery to improve access to quality assured advice services and self help information in Southwark for people in greatest need.
This project builds on the existing Southwark Community Legal Services Partnership, which includes voluntary sector advice providers, private practice solicitors, community and statutory agencies. The project will aim to link more effectively with statutory services and ensure that the wider community sector is able to make effective referrals to legal advice providers.
The core partnership consists of:
- Southwark Citizens Advice Bureaux
- Blackfriars Advice Centre
- Southwark Law Centre
- Cambridge House Law Centre
- Southwark Refugee Project
- Multi Lingual Community Rights Shop
- Afro Asian Advisory Service
- Pierce Glynn Solicitors
- Anthony Gold Solicitors
All the advice agencies in the Southwark Legal Advice Network (SLAN) have been accredited with the CLS Quality Mark, which means that they meet the quality standards set by the Legal Services Commission.
SLAN Strategy for Advice 2010-2012
The Network itself is open to all agencies who have an interest in the provision of advice at a strategic level. Network meetings are generally held on a quarterly basis.
Southwark Citizens Advice Bureaux Service is the lead partner, and employs a development manager and a part-time administrator to co-ordinate the work of the Legal Advice Network.
The Development Manager leads on the co-ordination of the Southwark Advice Forum, which provides training and information sharing for frontline advisers in community groups.
We also lead the Southwark Financial Inclusion forum, which brings together statutory and voluntary sector organisations, Housing Associations, the Financial Service Authority and Southwark Credit Union, to help deal with some of the financial issues that local residents face.
For more information please contact:
Sally Causer, SLAN Development Manager
Tel: 07958 749241