Our mission is to provide free legal advice to people with disabilities and their carers to ensure that they have access to their rights and justice. DLS provides free advice via information, factsheets, training courses and telephone and written advice. Within our current funding we are able to provide telephone advice to those calling 0207 791 9800 in areas of welfare benefits, housing, community care and employment and discrimination law.
DLS is regularly called on to participate in policy making consultations by government, the results of which often change the legal framework or the way in which public organisations work with disabled people. Being run by and working for disabled people DLS holds a unique position in being able to effectively identify and represent the views of a wide range of its service users.