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Policy work

Influencing law, policy and practice that changes lives for the better.

Our policy team advocates for the rights of the most vulnerable in our society.

We work to influence law, policy and practice to change lives across Northern Ireland.

Working in partnership with the voluntary sector, we engage with Government Departments, respond to Governmental and non-governmental consultation requests, brief Assembly Members and provide evidence to Assembly Committees.

Our policy work involves a diverse range of issues that affect people throughout Northern Ireland.

Our policy team works tirelessly to advocate for the rights of the most vulnerable in our society.

Social Security

Our social security policy work focuses on disability benefits, housing matters, migrants and benefits, Universal Credit and welfare reform.

Read more about our policy work on social security

Employment

Our employment policy work focuses on modern slavery and human trafficking and protecting employment rights.

Read more about our policy work on employment

Immigration

Our immigration policy work focuses on protecting and promoting human rights of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees.

Read more about our policy work on immigration

Access to Justice and Human Rights

Our policy work on access to justice and human rights aims to maximise access to legal advice and representation.

Read more about our policy work on access to justice and human rights

Policy documents

In our resource library, you will find our policy team’s publications on social security, immigration and employment law.

These include:

  • Legal Information Briefings which provide a guide for advisers, policy makers and legislators on the issues we are working on.
  • Consultation responses, where we respond to consultation requests from government and non-governmental organisations on topics related to our work.
  • An archive of our past publications.
Resource library