Free IT Helpline for London's Voluntary Sector
The social welfare law and tech charity Lasa helps organisations make the best use of technology to deliver their services. So if you need help replacing your old computers, want to find out more about how cloud-based services can save money, or make better use of social media to raise your organisation's profile, Lasa can provide you with independent, impartial and free advice. Call 020 7426 4473 or email ist@lasa.org.uk

Social Care ‘Web Tool’
Lasa’s socialcareinfo.net is designed to provide members of the public with access to quality assured information and support on their social care needs. By simply entering a postcode, socialcareinfo provides details of their local authority’s social care offering, access to quality-assured national information resources, and details of local advice services in their area who can offer further support.

Lasa have also developed a ‘widget’ which enables other organisations to provide access to socialcareinfo information and search results from their websites as a service to their own users. See socialcareinfo.net/about/widget

“I used this resource for the first time today and found a route to assisting a client regarding legal aid assistance. Very useful, saved me a time making numerous calls. A very positive start. Good to see my own organisation featured too. Croydon Mencap

Online welfare benefits casework support
If you provide advice on welfare benefits check out the online casework support available via Lasa’s rightsnet website (www.rightsnet.org.uk). Rightsnet is one of a range of services delivered by Lasa, an advice and technology charity which has been delivering support to the sector for more than 30 years. The online adviser forums are a great way for advisers to keep up to date and share their experience and expertise for the benefit of their clients. And the best part is - they’re free!

You can view the forums at http://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums and, if you want to post a message, you just need to register which only takes a minute or two. The registration form is available at http://www.rightsnet.org.uk/my/account.

Do check out rightsnet, and let them know what you think - rightsnet’s email address is rightsnet@lasa.org.uk

If you’d like to know more about Lasa, visit http://lasa.org.uk for details of their range of services. Email info@lasa.org.uk.  Call 020 7377 2748.

Lasa is a social welfare law and tech charity. Established in 1984, we're dedicated to supporting organisations in their use of technology and the delivery of social welfare law advice to the disadvantaged communities they serve.