NI law society provides translated leaflets

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has published various translated information leaflets on legal matters.

They have been translated by students into 9 languages including Chinese and Arabic, covering topics such as property, claiming asylum, making a will. They are available for download from both the Society’s publications section and a news item on Community NI website. Hard copies are available on request from the Society or solicitor firms throughout Northern Ireland.

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Advice impact report – real value and inspiration?

Citizens Advice has published ‘The value of the Citizens Advice service: our impact in 2014/15’, which is an interesting example of an impact report. Plenty of numbers but also plenty of context and real stories. Smaller charities would struggle to produce such a full document, but perhaps some inspiration?

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One website to access NI helplines

A new website has been launched by Helplines Network NI, providing an easy access point to the helpline numbers and websites of its members, at http://www.helplinesnetworkni.com.

There are over twenty different member helplines operating across Northern Ireland providing vital support services on a range of issue, including information, advice, counselling, listening ear and befriending. News release on CommunityNI, http://www.communityni.org/news/helplines-network-ni-launch-website-0.

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Welsh advice services strategic network progresses

The National Advice Network, which is being established by the Welsh Government to ensure a more strategic approach to delivering advice services across the country (and also aims for better partnership working along with improved services), now has its first Chair. David Phillips has been a Councillor for over 20 years, principally in Swansea, and has a long interest in tackling poverty. Official news item http://wales.gov.uk/newsroom/people-and-communities/2015/150112-national-advice-network-chair/?lang=en.

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