Rooted in people’s lived experiences, the Social Rights Alliance aims to empower rights-holders to claim their rights.
We believe in working for local change though solidarity, collaboration, inclusivity and respect.
What we do
Building links in communities and identify groups and individuals that need to be heard.
Bringing people together to challenge shared issues and find new ways forward.
We use a range of tools to explore your local issues and develop an understanding of the structural barriers that need challenging.
Training and resources to help you gain new skills and feel confident to campaign for issues important to you.
Exploring how local issues can be challenged through a rights-based approach and human rights legislation.
Developing creative campaigns together to improve economic and social rights across the UK.
We also partner with other organisations on specific projects and to grow the skills and capacity of members such as PPR (Participation and the Practice of Rights, Northern Ireland), Making Rights Real (Scotland), ATD 4th World - UK, University of Essex - Human Rights Centre, and Amnesty International - UK.
The Social Rights Alliance England has grown out of the work of Just Fair – a charity that works to ensure UK law, policy and practice complies with domestic and international human rights obligations. At the moment, the SRA sits within Just Fair. As such, we have access to the skills and resources of the team and are part of its wider network.
The first Social Rights Alliance started in January 2019 in North East England after Just Fair received funding from Paul Hamlyn Foundation. This led to the recruitment of Just Fair’s first community organiser based in Newcastle. In July 2020 the Social Rights Alliance secured funding to develop as an England-wide initiative and also secured a second community organiser in Manchester.