Our aims & objectives

The National Association of Welfare Rights Advisers (NAWRA) is a membership based organisation for social welfare advice providers across the UK.

Our aims and objectives are-


  • To challenge, influence and improve welfare rights policy and legislation;
  • To promote NAWRA as the national voice of welfare rights advisers.


  • To build a strong national network of welfare rights advisers from all sectors;
  • To seek to influence government proposals and existing legislation by utilising the expertise of our members;
  • To identify and share good practice and to promote anti-discriminatory practice;
  • To offer mutual support and provide a forum for discussion;
  • To facilitate learning workshops and distribute information;
  • To recognise and challenge discriminatory legislation;
  • To promote welfare rights issues and encourage effective partnership working.

Membership of NAWRA is available to groups or individuals working in the welfare rights field and/or who support our aims and objectives.

Find out more about joining NAWRA.