Wave Two – Next steps and plans

We appreciate that the impact of Covid-19 on the specialist legal advice sector is significant and ongoing. As we shift our thinking to wave two, we appreciate resources are still urgently needed to sustain and strengthen front line social welfare law advice agencies to enable them to respond to the crisis.

At the same time, together with frontline agencies, advice sector umbrella bodies and other allies we are taking forward work on a longer-term collective ambition to strengthen the role of the law and legal rights in building a fair and equal society. We want the law and legal tools to be in the hands of communities so as to safeguard rights and to increase their power to secure change.

We are in the process of planning for wave two which we hope to launch in Feb/March 2021. Details will be shared here as they are finalised.

We are actively fundraising for this programme, while recognising the fundraising climate has never been more challenging. For that reason it is not possible for us to provide more details at this stage.

Regional roundtables

We will be hosting a series of regional, virtual meetings starting January 2021. We are delighted to invite those with an interest in specialist advice services to:

  1. Discuss the plans for the next phase of the Community Justice Fund, and
  2. Tell you about the help and resources that are available through the Network for Justice.

If you would like to take part, please email alicebettismarsh@atjf.org.uk to request your invitation.