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Access Your Right To Care Walkers

London Legal Walk 2020

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My story

[p]Thank you for visiting our team's fundraising page for the [url=http://www.londonlegalsupporttrust.org.uk/]London Legal Support Trust’s[/url] 2020 London legal sponsored walk. We're taking on 10K for justice on the 8th June.[/p][p]Our team is: Access your Right to Care Walkers[/p][p]We are walking with the Lord Chief Justice and thousands of lawyers to raise funds for Access Your Right To Care.[/p][p]Access Your Right To Care provide legal and other advisory representation and information services to people who could not otherwise obtain them. We also provide legal education to those working in the social care sector and those in receipt of social care so they are better equipped to identify and address legal issues should they arise. We also help to raise awareness of ongoing trends and patterns of unlawful behaviour. We believe that without access to justice, rights may as well not exist. [/p][p][b]Shairaz’s story…[/b][/p][p]After a decade of funding cuts, Shairaz, who has a learning disability, anxiety and depression, had been neglected and unsupported by his local authority following a period of abuse by a criminal gang. At 41 years old, Shairaz was left living in a rat-infested B&B, with no adequate cooking facilities on a polluted main road. His care and support needs remained unmet and he was regularly at risk of further abuse.[/p][p]Despite having assessed eligible care and support needs, Shairaz had been living alone and without adequate support in a B&B for over three years. He felt claustrophobic and frightened. He was subjected to bullying, assault, preyed on by drug dealers and regularly beaten up. Safeguarding referrals made by his family were not investigated adequately by his local authority.[/p][p]We supported Shairaz and his family by liaising with the local authority formally to secure care and support at a critical time in his life. He was also interviewed by a journalist reporting on the devastating effect of the social care crisis. Following these contacts, Shairaz has been provided with a tenancy in a safe, secure supported living setting with support worker hours to help him live a life where he is free from abuse and neglect, his needs are met and his wellbeing is championed. [/p][p]In a 2019 budget survey of Adult Social Services (ADASS) is stated that by 2020 only 5% of local authorities were “fully confident” that they will meet their legal duties to provide care.[/p][p]We at Access are continuing to use the law to fight back on behalf of people like Shairaz. We want to ensure that everybody who has a right to care and support is able to receive that support. We want to educate Care Managers to recognise patterns of unlawful behaviour and we want use the data and our learning to help influence policy makers to make better decisions in how they balance their books and provide the right care and support for the most vulnerable people in our society. [/p][p]Without Access to Justice – Rights may as well not exist![/p][p][b]Please sponsor our walkers as generously as you are able[/b][/p][p][b]Many thanks for your support[/b][/p]

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