The Disability Law Service (DLS) has provided high quality information and advice to disabled and Deaf people for over 40 years. DLS is run by and for disabled people as an independent, national registered charity. Disabled people and their families, carers and advocates, are all welcome to get in touch with their helpline for advice. DLS only provides advice and information in these six areas of law:
- Disability Discrimination
- Community Care
- Further and Higher Education
- Welfare Benefits (Greater London Area)
For these areas of law DLS also provides a casework service, and support at any level of the legal system. If you believe your legal problem fits the DLS remit then please call their helpline staff. It is advisable to have read the online resources within their website to make the most of your call.
DLS also produces course and training at all levels in their chosen areas of law, and works to secure the equality of opportunity for disabled and Deaf people by running campaigns and consultations.
Disability Law Fact Sheets can be found at this link: https://dls.org.uk/free-advice/online-advice/factsheets ie Employment Law, Reasonable Adjustments, Welfare Benefits, Equality Act and numerous others which you may find useful.
Almost half of people in poverty in the UK are disabled or living in a household with a disabled person (New Policy Institute, 2016).
This makes access to legal advice difficult given the costs involved.
Our free service is vital.
Find us on Face Book @disabilitylawservice and Twitter @DLS_Law
Registered Charity 280805