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 offer mental health advocacy for people in the community and in hospital.
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 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 is an independent advocacy service working with Disabled people, older people, people mental health issues and groups.
Citizens Advice 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.
Other places to get legal advice
ACFA works with groups across the South West of England who provide free, independent advice.
Disability Law Service (DLS) provides free advice, information and training about welfare benefits, housing, community care and employment and discrimination law.
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
The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) works with people, groups and communities to so that everyone knows about their human rights.
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.
The EHRC promotes equality and human rights across England, Scotland and Wales.