Our Impact

Our work with people

In 2019, 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. Thank you to Hogan Lovells, Kinsgley Napley, Morrison & Foerster, Allen & Overy, Mayer Brown, Cooleys, Freshfields, Osborne Clarke and Charles Russell Speechlys. If you’re interested in this project, click here. 

In 2019, we have…

Housing People in the Private Rented Sector

Despite the challenges of finding suitable accommodation in central London, we house single people who would otherwise struggle to access a home in the private rented sector.

In  2019, 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, 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, ASA confirmed the Government had mislead the public during its nine week Universal Credit ad campaign in The Metro earlier this year. ASA confirmed that there is simply no evidence to back the DWP’s claims about people being better off on Universal Credit. Sign our petition today to hold the DWP to account for misleading the public.

 

Read our 2018 annual report and accounts

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