Our project is volunteer-led and made possible by support from our dedicated volunteer community, our generous funders and supporters, and New Unity, who provide our premises and lots of infrastructural support.
We launched in September 2017 and in our first year we submitted over 60 successful applications for recourse to public funds, as well as providing advice to over 150 families. When given recourse to public funds, these families and individuals have been able to lift themselves out of destitution. In the 5 cases where the applications were initially refused, we found public law lawyers to challenge the decisions via judicial review.
We have secured funding from the Strategic Legal Fund to carry out a research project to support a strategic challenge to the policy.
We provided lunch, childcare and a warm welcome to around 40 people each week.
We want to continue to grow. Please help by volunteering or donating to our work.