THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I helped a terminally ill girl and her family access critical support

Post 78

“Today I met a terminally ill 20 year old girl with very high care needs. Her mother and sister were exhausted caring for her night and day. The family needed help and respite to cope. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I persuaded the local authority to provide care, short breaks and respite.”

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, four adults with learning disabilities challenged the closure of their day centres

Post 77

“Today I met the families of 4 adults with learning disabilities. They attended day centres threatened with closure. Some had attended for more than 10 years with their friends. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, the court found the closure unlawful due to an inadequate consultation.”

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, an 89 year old woman challenged her deprivation of liberty in a care home

Post 76

“Today I met an 89 year old woman with dementia who was moved into a care home against her will. She was desperate to go home, which could work with the right support. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to win her a trial period home with a package of care.”

Who will still fail the residence test? People who need to challenge poor decisions by the UKBA not to grant lawful residence.

Post 75

“Today I met a woman who wanted to live in the UK with her British husband to care for their severely disabled British child. The family couldn’t afford the application fee so the UKBA refused to consider it. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I got permission to have this decision reviewed by the court. The UKBA delayed a year before granting her leave to remain.

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

EXCEPTIONS ARE NOT ENOUGH.”