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.”

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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.”

Who will still fail the residence test? People who are not accepted as victims of trafficking before getting legal representation.

Post 74

“Today I met a woman who trafficked to the UK and forced into prostitution for 2 years. She was imprisoned for using a false passport. UK authorities didn’t accept she was trafficked. She was to be deported. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I successfully challenged the decision in court. She was accepted as a victim of trafficking and now has refugee status.

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

EXCEPTIONS ARE NOT ENOUGH.”

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.”