THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I helped a terminally ill girl and her family access critical support

Post 78

“Today I met a terminally ill 20 year old girl with very high care needs. Her mother and sister were exhausted caring for her night and day. The family needed help and respite to cope. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I persuaded the local authority to provide care, short breaks and respite.”

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THANKS TO LEGAL AID, four adults with learning disabilities challenged the closure of their day centres

Post 77

“Today I met the families of 4 adults with learning disabilities. They attended day centres threatened with closure. Some had attended for more than 10 years with their friends. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, the court found the closure unlawful due to an inadequate consultation.”

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I prevented a victim of domestic violence with mental health problems from sleeping in the street.

Post 64

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“Today I met a woman with mental health problems. She fled her home after a violent assault by her partner. She had nowhere to stay but the local authority refused her accommodation. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I compelled them to provide housing so that she wouldn’t sleep on the street.”

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I am challenging the bedroom tax, which will force me to move out my home where I receive support as a disabled person.

Post 54

“I am a disabled man & I needed help from a legal aid lawyer. Due to the new under-occupancy rules I would have been forced to move into a property not suitable to my needs. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, my case was heard in the High Court and hopefully I will get justice.”