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6 ways Stormont could make things BETTER in the next Assembly

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With the NI Assembly 2016 elections fast approaching and the prospect of a new Programme for Government, Law Centre (NI) has identified six ‘BETTER’ key actions that would contribute to social justice in Northern Ireland:


Benefits: ensure all social security claimants have access to free medical evidence when challenging a decision to refuse benefits

 Employment: regulate zero hour contracts

 Trafficking: implement Independent Guardianship for separated children in the immigration system

 Tribunals: ensure support is available for those who need help before a tribunal

 Ensure timely access to mental health tribunals for people with impaired decision-making capacity

 Respite services: make appropriate respite units available for carers

MLAs are welcome to contact Law Centre (NI) for more information on the ‘BETTER’ key actions, for briefings on policy issues and for support in their constituency advice work.




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