“I represented two homeless people who regularly used a soup kitchen. The local council threatened to close the soup kitchen, which fed over 50 people every day. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to challenge this decision in court and the soup kitchen was saved.”
“I represented a man with physical and mental health problems. He was sleeping rough for two years as the council refused to house him. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I challenged the decision and secured temporary accommodation for him.”
“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.”
“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.”