Our Impact

Our work with people

In 2019 so far, we have…

Disability Benefits Tribunals

In 2019, we have worked with corporate law firms to represent hundreds of people who have been denied access to the disability benefits they are entitled to. We work with: Hogan Lovells, Kinsgley Napley, Morrison & Foerster, Allen & Overy, Mayer Brown, Cooleys and Osborne Clarke. If you’re interested in this project, click here. 

In 2019 so far, we have…

Housing People in the Private Rented Sector

Despite the challenges we face in finding suitable accommodation in central London, for single people who are subject to the benefit cap, we continue to house people who would otherwise struggle to access a home in the private rented sector.

In  2019 so far, we have…

Wrap around support

This help is delivered through a project called Stepping Stones, for which we have funding from the Big Lottery, and are working in partnership with South West London Law Centres, Ace of Clubs and Katherine Low Settlement. This project only works with clients from Wandsworth, Westminster and Lambeth.

In 2019 so far, we have…

Policy and Campaigning Achievements

We have successfully persuaded the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to change its guidance to GPs about when to issue fit notes for claimants that the DWP has found fit for work.

Raji Hunjan, has been appointed the Chair of the London Housing Panel and is now a member of the Mayor’s Homes for Londoners Board

Our evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee on the benefit cap led to the Committee making recommendations to the government about when the Cap should not be applied

In response to our complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), about the DWP advertising campaign on Universal Credit, the complaint has now been escalated to full investigation.