Guides by topic
Have you been dismissed unfairly, or not been paid? Find your rights at work here.
Are you being evicted, or is your landlord harassing you? Check your housing rights here.
Do you want to register with a GP, or to better understand the healthcare system? A guide to your healthcare rights can be found here.
Are you considering applying for permanent residency, or trying to understand what ‘right to reside’ refers to? Information on the right to reside can be found here.
Do you know how to report a crime, or what to do if police stops you? Find out more about your right to safety here.
Are you unsure whether you can claim benefits? Do you want to know what you are entitled to? Find out about social security (benefits) in the UK here.
Do you want to register your child in school, or complain about one? Information on your or your child’s right to education can be found here.
Do you want to understand your rights as a person or carer for a person with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, or physical or mental illnesses? Find out about disability rights here and social care rights here.
Have you been discriminated against? Check your rights in the case of discrimination here.
Summary of guides
Download a summary of the guides above as one document here:
Living Rights Guides SUMMARY Download
Information in other languages
- Working in the UK: a guide to your rights - brochures (TUC) - available in Romanian, Polish, Lithuanian, Spanish, Bulgarian, Hungarian.
- Working in the UK – Guide to your rights (TUC) - available in Bulgarian, Romanian, Polish, Hungarian, Latvian, Slovak, Russian, Latvian, Lithuanian, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese.
- Your rights while in police detention (Home Office) - available in Latvian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Portuguese.
- Employment rights for workers in agricultural, horticultural and shellfish industries (Gangmasters Licensing Authority) - available in Bulgarian, Romanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Slovak.
- London – a migrant’s guide (Solidarity Federation) - available in Spanish, Polish.
Law Centres have existed since the early 1970s and work within their communities to defend the legal rights of local people. Specialising in social welfare law, they have an in-depth knowledge of the issues communities face. They use this knowledge to help people save their homes, keep their jobs and protect their families.
Law Centres offer legal advice, casework and representation to individuals and groups. Spotting local trends and issues in the course of their work, they highlight them to bring about necessary policy changes and to prevent future problems. Law Centres also help build capacity within local communities by training and supporting local groups and educating people about the law and their rights.
All Law Centres are independent and operate on a not-for-profit basis. They are also accountable to their communities, with local people acting on their management committees. Above all, they exist to improve the daily lives of the communities they work in.
New Europeans are working in partnership with Law Centres Network on our Living Rights Project