THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I represented an autistic boy with 1:1 care needs in the High Court

Post 79

“Today I met a 17 year old autistic boy with very challenging behaviour. His mother was getting almost no help and she was reaching a breaking point. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, the court forced the local authority to provide urgent support now while he gets a new assessment of his needs.”

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.”

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, an 89 year old woman challenged her deprivation of liberty in a care home

Post 76

“Today I met an 89 year old woman with dementia who was moved into a care home against her will. She was desperate to go home, which could work with the right support. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to win her a trial period home with a package of care.”