THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I helped a vulnerable, homeless young woman get safe housing

noun_homeless_1353880I represented a very young woman with serious learning difficulties and some mental health problems.

She was being emotionally, verbally and financially abused by her father who had power of attorney, meaning all of her benefits were handled by him. She had fled and was homeless.

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I drafted a letter to the local authority homelessness service outlining their legal duties. She was placed in a hostel that night and moved into supported accommodation within 7 days.