Community blog

Here you can read about how we are working with our community to help local people access justice.

This blog is updated on a regular basis so please be sure to check back for the latest news.

10 January 2022

“Hope is essential to any political struggle for radical change when the overall social climate promotes disillusionment and despair.” — bell hooks

On Friday the 7th January 2022 I sent my first update of 2022 to the Social Justice Network.The network now has over 350 members and consists of people who have…

6 January 2022

12 WORKSHOPS ANNOUCED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH STREETLAW

Introducing Wednesday lunch time legal education workshops. The StreetLaw project at BPP University’s Law School will be delivering 12 community legal education workshops in partnership with South West London Law…

22 December 2021

Thank you

Our ‘social justice network’ now has over 300 members. The network mainly consist of people who have made enquires to the South West London Law Centre needing legal advice. There…

10 December 2021

10.12.21 – respond and change.

We are told our views are valued and our input important – has austerity meant that local authorities can’t afford to listen to us though? November marked a decade since…

8 December 2021

Today the Nationality and Borders Bill passes Third Reading in the Commons.

The Bill now goes to the House of Lords, with Second Reading taking place on 5th January 2022. This thread tells us some key things about the bill: Here are…

2 December 2021

3.9 million tenants in English Social Housing – lets shout.

The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee has launched an inquiry examining the quality and regulation of social housing in England. If a housing association or council is your landlord this comes…

26 November 2021

1000s of Londoners affected by SWEP

Today, Friday 26.11.21, the Greater London Authority (GLA) has activated its SWEP protocol. STEP stands for Severe Weather Emergency Protocol and is the mechanism used to reduce deaths on our…

11 November 2021

Community mapping for social justice

There are many different types of mapping. I am not talking about the maps that exist to maintain power, or land division. I am talking about community mapping, so we…

5 November 2021

Legal advice is needed.

It is easily said and harder to do. When a situation is overwhelming terms like “self help” and “empowerment” can be suffocating. Expert legal advice must always be available. This…

3 November 2021

Plans to scrap privacy laws

Open Rights Group held a briefing meeting this week on data discrimination highlighting Government plans to scrap GDPR privacy laws will unleash data discrimination against workers, children, students and more –…

12 October 2021

Hearing about things locally, nationally or globally and thinking “that isn’t just” and not realising things I was experiencing were also unjust.

I had bad employment with an abusive boss and a landlord who kicked my door in and left me without gas and electric for weeks. Things didn’t seem just but I found…