A lack of access to justice leads to issues of poverty, homelessness, ill health, unemployment, broken households, and many other social and personal difficulties.
We believe everyone should have access to justice, yet two thirds of the UK population don’t know how to get legal advice and there are still 14 million people who live in poverty and can’t afford it.
The Access for Justice Foundation works across the country to increase support to vulnerable people through strategic grant making and supporting the valuable work of the advice sector.
Sandra*, a single mother who suffers from a combination of physical and mental health problems, faced destitution and the prospect of being homeless when her benefits were refused. That’s when a local advice charity stepped in, appealing the decision and restoring the correct level of benefits.
* Real name not used
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Many more need our help. Will you give to support people like Sandra?