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Community Care

Helping older carer plan for son's future care needs

Law Centre (NI)’s Independent Advice, Support and Mediation (Community Care) unit has acted for an older carer who needed advice and assistance about her needs as a carer and those of her son who lived with her. Her son has complex...

Strategic Litigation: what does it mean? What is it for?

Last October, the Law Centre held a conference on Litigating for Social Change in partnership with the Social Change Initiative and Atlantic Philanthropies. Ever wondered what Strategic Litigation really is about? Find out more by watching...

Independent Advice, Support and Mediation Service (Community Care): meet the team

Our community care legal advisers have extensive expertise and experience in health and social care law.  

How we can help you in Community Care: some recent successes

Litigating for Social Change - conference - Belfast 19-21 October

WATCH: Strategic Litigation Conference - 

Litigating for Social Change - conference

Bringing together NGOs, community activists, litigators, academics and funders to reflect on how strategic litigation can transform lives and enable people and communities to realise their rights.

Your Rights in Northern Ireland: a guide for migrants workers

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McGuinness launches guide for Syrian VPR refugees

On Monday 18 July, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA launched a guide on the rights and responsibilities of Syrian VPR refugees in Northern Ireland. 

Our response on a generally positive Programme for Government

The Law Centre commends the Executive Office on the aims of its draft Programme for Government.

At least 16 separated children still missing from Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Health Minister's response to a written question by Lord Morrow suggests that between 16 and 20 unaccompanied minors who went missing in the last ten years are still unaccounted for. See question 

Also labelled: Immigration

How we help: protecting older person’s right to live in her own home

A little known use of the Human Rights Act is in complementing local legislation to ensure older people receive the care they are entitled to. Law Centre (NI)’s community care team often use the Act in tandem with local legislation when...

New report shows how advice adds value to NI's economy

How do you measure the value of advice? The social impact is demonstrated through case studies showing how advice changes people's lives. The Law Centre's website, enewsletters and impact report are packed with such stories. But advice also...

How we use the Human Rights Act: Direct Payments to care for father

Law Centre (NI) resolved a delay in setting up direct payments for a man with complex physical needs to receive care from his son. The case had been...

6 ways Stormont could make things BETTER in the next Assembly

With the NI Assembly 2016 elections fast approaching and the prospect of a new...

The Immigration Health Surcharge

From 6 April 2015, most non-EEA nationals applying for temporary leave to remain in the UK must pay an Immigration Health Surcharge to the Home Office, in addition to the immigration application fee. This is one of the provisions of the Immigration...

Also labelled: Immigration

Welfare reform timeline

Please note: this  timeline could substantially change as the implementation of welfare reform develops in Northern Ireland. We will endeavour to keep you updated of any changes. Last update: 29 March...

Also labelled: Social Security

Train with Law Centre (NI): new courses at a glance

OFMDFM active ageing strategy launched today

OFMDFM has launched its Active Ageing Strategy...

Caring for Syrian refugees & other trauma survivors

On 8 December, the Law Centre held a...

Also labelled: Immigration

2016-20: help us plan the next phase of our work

The Law Centre is preparing its development plan for 2016-2020.  We would be very grateful if Law Centre members could help us by answering this short survey: 


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