A single parent with a disabled child sought advice from the Harrow Law Centre. The child was living in a residential respite unit that faced closure by the Local Authority. 67 families would have been affected by the closure and suggested alternative housing units were far away and therefore unsuitable. The Harrow Law Centre took on the case and prevented the immediate closure of the housing unit. “Without Harrow Law Centre we would not have been able to challenge the closure, or prove that the Local Authority had not conducted proper assessment of our children when it had publicly stated that it would.”
The Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre was able to help Mathias, a boy who had escaped slave labour in Africa. His claim for asylum was originally refused until the Law Centre took up his case and successfully won him residence in the UK. As a promising footballer, Mathias now plays for the Croydon Athletic. "I feel very happy now. The Law Centre has worked hard for me and they did very well. I play for Croydon Athletic and I'm studying for a BTEC in sport. I never saw myself going to college and having a good education – I never thought this would happen."
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