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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THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I helped a teenage refugee get his real age accepted

noun_immigrant_543403I represented a teenage refugee from a war-torn country who claimed asylum in the UK.

My client was assessed by the local authority to be an adult, despite documentary evidence that he was a child.

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to successfully challenge the age assessment, and the local authority accepted my client’s claimed age. This meant he could go back to school and be looked after as a child.

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, I help young refugees get the support they need

noun_immigrant_543403I represent children on their own in the UK seeking asylum who are wrongly assessed as adults.

Wrongly classified as adults, children live in adult accommodation, have their asylum claim assessed as an adult and receive no age-appropriate support.

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I am able to challenge age assessments so that young people are recognised as the children they are and receive the support they need.