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Launch of Our Carers’ Survey

We believe that the law should provide better support for carers who wish to work. We are working to have the law changed. We have now finished our survey and …

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National Pro-Bono Week

This week (6-11 November) is National Pro Bono Week, an annual week to recognise the contribution lawyers make, free-of-charge, to many people and organisations in need of legal advice who …

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Are you disabled and looking for work?

DLS is delighted to have formed a relationship with Evenbreak, a platform for disabled job-seekers.  Below we set out a few words from Jane Hatton, the founder of Evenbreak “It’s …

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New Video – Amy’s Story

Amy was born with quadriplegic cerebral palsy and is a wheelchair user. She is hearing and speech impaired, doubly incontinent and has dysphagia requiring alternative forms of feeding (PEG). She has a learning difficulty and is unable to verbally communicate. As a result of her complex needs, she requires 24 hour support, hoist transfers and the assistance of two carers for all personal care and activities of daily living.

Amy lived in a two bedroom ground floor flat with her mother, stepfather and two twin sisters. Since 2005, the flat had not been adequate enough for Amy to manage her disabilities due to the cramped living conditions.

Amy’s parents instructed the Disability Law Service in April 2014 to help in their challenge to the Local Authority to provide Amy with suitable accommodation.

Here is Amy’s story.