Your Legal Rights

This page has links to groups that can give people advice about their rights and the law.

If there is something missing, or you would like to add your group’s details, please get in touch!

Advocates and Advocacy Services

Advocates can help you to understand your choices, know what your rights are and to be heard. This could be about your care, or making complaints or getting the right sort of support from services.

Bristol Mind

Bristol Mind offer mental health advocacy for people in the community and in hospital.

The Care Forum

The Care Forum’s advocacy service is for people who want to make complaints about social care services in Bath and North East Somerset.

SWAN Advocacy

SWAN Advocacy offer a range of of independent advocacy services for people in the South West of England. These include mental health and social care advocacy, NHS complaints and support for victims of crime.

Your Say Advocacy

Your Say is an independent advocacy service working with Disabled people, older people, people mental health issues and groups.

Citizens Advice Centres

Citizens Advice – Main website for England and Wales

Bath and North East Somerset Citizens Advice

Bristol Citizens Advice

Devon (Mid, North and West) Citizens Advice

Somerset Citizens Advice

South Gloucestershire Citizens Advice

Law Centres

Law Centres give free advice can help with legal issues including: benefits, employment, discrimination, human rights, housing  & homelessness, immigration, mental health and social care.  

Bristol Law Centre

Gloucester Law Centre

Speakeasy Cymru (South Wales)

Wiltshire Law Centre

Other places to get legal advice

ACFA – The Advice Network

ACFA works with groups across the South West of England who provide free, independent advice. 

Disability Law Service

Disability Law Service (DLS) provides free advice, information and training about welfare benefits, housing, community care and employment and discrimination law.

Find a Solicitor

Run by the Law Society, Find a Solicitor is a free service for anyone looking for information legal services in England and Wales

Learning about the law and your rights

British Institute of Human Rights

The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) works with people, groups and communities to so that everyone knows about their human rights.

Disability Justice Project

The Disability Justice Project is run by Inclusion London. Their website has advice for Deaf and Disabled campaigners about using the law and making sure our rights are protected.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

The EHRC promotes equality and human rights across England, Scotland and Wales.