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Where to get help, support and advice in the UK

If you live in England

Organisation and what they doContact details

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
If you feel that you have been treated unfairly at work, they will try to help you.

Tel: 0300 123 1100

Website: acas.org.uk

Legal Aid Agency
Provides information about legal aid. The website also has a 'find a solicitor' option that you can search by name, postcode and type of legal case.

Tel: 0300 200 2020

Website: gov.uk click on the section for legal aid)

Gov.uk
This website, supported by the government, includes lots of information about the Equality Act and your rights.

Website: gov.uk (click on the section for disabled people.)

Equality Advisory and Support Service
Provides information advice and support on discrimination and human rights issues to individuals in England, Scotland and Wales.

Tel: 0808 800 0082

Website: equalityadvisoryservice.com

Equality and Human Rights Commission
Offers advice and guidance about the Equality Act.

Website: equalityhumanrights.com

Law Centres Network
Provide some free and independent professional legal services.

Tel: 020 3637 1330

Website: lawcentres.org.uk

If you live in Northern Ireland

Organisation and what they doContact details

NI Direct Government Services
nidirect is the government information and services website for people living in Northern Ireland. Click on the section for 'people with disabilities'

Website: nidirect.gov.uk

The Equality Commission Northern Ireland
Offers advice and support if you feel you’ve been discriminated against because of your epilepsy. Also has more information about the Disability Discrimination Act.

Tel: 028 90 500 600

Website: equalityni.org

Labour Relations Agency
If you're not a member of a union, they will try to help.

Tel: 028 9032 1442

Website: lra.org.uk

Law Centres Network
Provide some free and independent professional legal services.

Tel: 020 3637 1330

Website: lawcentres.org.uk

Department of Justice
Can help you to find a legal aid solicitor.

Website: dojni.gov.uk

If you live in Scotland

Organisation and what they doContact details

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
If you feel that you have been treated unfairly at work, they will try to help you.

Tel: 0300 123 1100

Website: acas.org.uk

Gov.uk
This website, supported by the government, includes lots of information about the Equality Act and your rights.

Website: direct.gov.uk (click on the section for disabled people.)

Equality Advisory and Support Service
Provides information advice and support on discrimination and human rights issues to individuals in England, Scotland and Wales.

Tel: 0808 800 0082

Website: equalityadvisoryservice.com

Equality and Human Rights Commission
Offers advice and guidance about the Equality Act.

Website: equalityhumanrights.com

Scottish Legal Aid Board
Can help you to find a legal aid solicitor.

Tel: 0131 226 7061

Website: slab.org.uk

If you live in Wales

Organisation and what they doContact details

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
If you feel that you have been treated unfairly at work, they will try to help you.

Tel: 0300 123 1100

Website: acas.org.uk

Legal Aid Agency
Provides information about legal aid. The website also has a 'find a solicitor' option that you can search by name, postcode and type of legal case.

Tel: 0300 200 2020

Website: gov.uk (click on the section for legal aid)

Gov.uk
This website, supported by the government, includes lots of information about the Equality Act and your rights.

Website: direct.gov.uk (click on the section for disabled people.)

Equality Advisory and Support Service
Provides information advice and support on discrimination and human rights issues to individuals in England, Scotland and Wales.

Tel: 0808 800 0082

Website: equalityadvisoryservice.com

Equality and Human Rights Commission
Offers advice and guidance about the Equality Act.

Website: equalityhumanrights.com

Law Centres Network
Provide some free and independent professional legal services.

Tel: 020 3637 1330

Website: lawcentres.org.uk

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Epilepsy Action would like to thank Carl Graham, solicitor and partner in UK law firm DWF LLP for reviewing this information.

Carl Graham has declared no conflict of interest.

This information has been produced under the terms of The Information Standard.

  • Updated May 2016
    To be reviewed May 2019

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