THANKS TO LEGAL AID, a disabled man was released from prison

noun_Superhero_550572I represented a 68 old wheelchair-bound prisoner with several medical conditions including dementia.

Although he was due to be released from prison, this was delayed because of the lack of accommodation and facilities.

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I managed to have him released into the community where he was given mobility aids, adapted accommodation and better healthcare.

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NO THANKS TO LEGAL AID, the parents of a severely disabled boy were not eligible for publicly funded advice

noun_Baby_479948I represented the parents of a baby who suffered a serious brain injury.

The hospital decided to withdraw life-sustaining medical treatment because they thought it was futile, meaning the baby would die. His parents objected to this decision.

NO THANKS TO LEGAL AID, the boy’s parents were not eligible for public funding and had to pay for legal advice. We challenged the decision and the hospital changed its mind, and the boy is still alive today.

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I helped an elderly woman return to live in her own home

noun_home care_399205I represented an elderly woman with dementia who was placed in a care home by her local council.

She wanted to return to live at her own home, rather than being in a care home.

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to persuade the local council that it was in her best interests to live in her own home.

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, a young woman with autism got the support she needs

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“I represented a woman with autism and physical health issues. She was not receiving enough support from her local council to meet her social care needs. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I secured the support she needs to do voluntary work and live a happy and fulfilling life.”