“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.”
“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.”
“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.”