Could PLP’s Welfare Rights Hub help you and your organisation?

PLP is now able to offer the following support to NGOs, advice organisations, charities and law centres:

–          Advice on complex public law issues in welfare rights cases

–          Training on how to spot and address public law issues in the social welfare system

–          Research and guidance on key issues faced by your clients and beneficiaries

–          Legal support and advice for test cases and judicial reviews

The aim of our Hub is to help frontline organisations to deal with complex cases. We have already identified several widespread issues which we are working to address, including:

–          Discrimination benefit sanctions referrals and applications

–          Unlawful recovery of overpayments and hardship payments

–          Unreasonable delays in the assessment of health-related benefits

Get in touch

If you are an adviser and these issues have affected your clients, or you have come across a matter with which you think we can help, please contact us.

Please note that currently we are unable to respond to inquiries from individuals without a referral.

About the Hub

Initiated in Spring 2021 and led by former Bristol based welfare rights adviser Olivia Mowll, the PLP Welfare Rights Hub works in partnership with the Law Centres Network, Crisis Skylight centres and other frontline organisations to deliver research, support strategic litigation and share knowledge with frontline advisers.

We are keen to facilitate local partnerships between frontline and second-tier advice organisations and to connect with frontline services so we can target strategic litigation at the issues identified by those navigating the welfare rights system.