Who will still fail the residence test? Victims of trafficking to the UK who will be made homeless without legal advice.

Post 72

“Today I met a woman who was trafficked to the UK as a domestic servant. She was made homeless & worked as a prostitute to survive. She was granted refugee status & placed in housing, but the local authority wanted to withdraw it. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I could provide advice to prevent her from becoming homeless again.

THIS CASE WOULD BE BARRED BY THE “RESIDENCE TEST”.

EXCEPTIONS ARE NOT ENOUGH.”

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

Post 64

THREAT

“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 prevented a terminally ill mother & her disabled son from losing their home.

Post 61

“Today I met a terminally ill single mother who had a disabled 12 y/o son. Her benefits were stopped. She was threatened with eviction for rent arrears & her son being taken into care. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to prevent her eviction so she & her son could stay in their home.”

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.”