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LSA SECURES £180,000 TO HELP THE HOMELESS

2018-07-31 14:49:12

The Legal Services Agency has secured £180,000 from the Oak Foundation to provide a holistic legal service to homeless people, refugees, rough sleepers and people in unsatisfactory accommodation with complex needs.

Nigel Scott, Chief Executive at the LSA said:

“We are grateful to the Oak Foundation for supporting us to continue and expand our work on the prevention of homelessness.  These funds help us continue to assist individual clients to obtain accommodation they are entitled to, and support our aim to develop sustainable housing solutions by changing the policies and practice of local authorities through strategic litigation and public legal education.”

LSA is a Law Centre and a Human Rights charity. We provide case work services to individuals –including advice and litigation in all relevant Courts and Tribunals – run seminars, publish and comment on policy.

From our offices in Glasgow, Greenock and Edinburgh we provide advice, assistance and representation to those affected by mental health problems or incapacity and their carers, people threatened by any sort of homelessness, or people in an insecure immigration or humanitarian situation. We also undertake general social welfare and housing law.

LSA is committed to using the law to achieve peace and social harmony through justice as defined in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and set out in the preamble to the European Convention on Human Rights.

For more information contact LSA on 0141 353 3354 or go to our website www.lsa.org.uk

For further information contact Nigel Scott CEO on 0141 353 3354 or nigelscott@lsa.org.uk