UCL Health of the Public


About us

Our ambition is to stimulate wider action on health inequalities through the law to tackle social determinants of health.

We aim to support the development and sustainability of health justice partnerships across the UK and strengthen research and education in the field.

We focus on:

  • Developing an engagement strategy to build support for HJPs as a vehicle for improving wellbeing and addressing the social determinants of health.
  • Providing advice and support for practitioners through the development of information resources, guidance, learning opportunities, and professional networks.
  • Developing professional education programmes to increase awareness and understanding of HJPs, and build the knowledge and capability for interdisciplinary practice.
  • Contributing to research and evaluation to strengthen the evidence base, as well as curating and communicating evidence of best practice.
  • Strengthening partnerships with existing international collaborators and developing new partnerships.

Our work contributes to a National Strategy for Health Justice Partnership funded by The Legal Education Foundation. 

Find out about our current projects and previous publications on the Research page.

Meet the team

Health Justice Partnerships in Practice

The UCL Integrated Legal Advice Clinic (UCL iLAC) is run by the Centre for Access to Justice at the UCL Faculty of Laws. Based in central Stratford, East London, UCL iLAC offers members of the local East London community free face to face legal advice on all aspects of social welfare law, including specialist advice and casework on welfare benefits, housing, community care and education law. 

UCL iLAC is staffed by UCL Laws students working under the supervision of experienced, qualified advisers and solicitors.

The team work with the Rare Dementia Support Group and the UCL Dementia Research Centre to provide legal assistance for people with a rare dementia diagnosis.

Contact UCL iLAC:
Tel: 020 3108 8499 (line open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm)