Legal aid in welfare: the tool we cannot afford to lose
The Foundation has been supporting work to gather evidence of the role and value of Legal Aid. Scope has looked at the impact of the proposed changes to Legal Aid on disabled people. The report draws on the experience of disabled people, with case studies that map out the impact that removing legal aid would have. The report makes clear that removing legal aid for welfare benefits cases will undermine the Government’s own ambitions to support more disabled people into work and deprive many of them of the very support that can make work viable.