Set up by Trust for London in 2014, ELAN is a network of over 60 organisations dedicated to ensuring that people in London are able to obtain advice about and enforce their employment rights and entitlements.
This could be through the provision of advice and/or campaigning for change. The primary focus is on low-paid workers and those in precarious work.
What are ELAN's aims?
- Improve the effectiveness of London's employment rights advice sector;
- Improve the co-ordination of this sector;
- Share learning and experience;
- Identify areas of joint action and undertake initiatives/campaigns;
- Identify gaps in knowledge and evidence.
What does ELAN do?
ELAN usually meets formally four times a year to share good practice and information, identify policy issue and collaborate on appropriate responses. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, ELAN has moved to more regular virtual meetings.
Support for advice providers
ELAN works collaboratively to support the delivery of advice services through pro bono networks and facilitates ad hoc training.
Good practice sharing
ELAN invites members and external organisations to share expertise and solutions to assist with employment advice provision.
Expert volunteer engagement
ELAN facilitates the pairing of volunteers with ELAN members through a mentoring scheme.
Contribution to policy development
ELAN contributes to government consultations and co-ordinates efforts with organisations to feed into policy making related to workers' rights.
Examples of ELAN's work & opportunities
Employment Rights Hub
Find information about different employment rights plus details of what to do if you're having trouble at work, helping to make London a fairer city to work in.
Access a free online mediation service for employees and small employers based in Greater London, to help resolve work related disputes.
Mentoring & Volunteering
Find out about opportunities to mentor ELAN legal advisers working in the employment advice sector, as well as the chance to volunteer with ELAN.
Letter to the London Mayoral Candidates 2021
ELAN has written to London's mayoral candidates calling on them to lead efforts towards a fairer working London if elected.