Destitution & homelessness


Since 1997 we have brought hundreds of successful challenges against the unlawful failures of local and central government to provide accommodation and subsistence support to families with children and vulnerable adults.

We have acted in a many of the leading cases on destitution and homelessness, ensuring that vulnerable people are not left on the streets or unable to meet their basic living needs.

We act for individuals including those who require immediate injunctions to secure support.

We advise on and act in strategic litigation aimed at resolving systemic failures to correctly implement the law.

Several of our solicitors have nationally recognised expertise in this area and have delivered training to a wide variety of organisations on homelessness and destitution law.

Since 2015 we have been working on a Big Lottery funded project with the British Red Cross, providing legal supervision and developing precedents for Red Cross caseworkers to use to assist destitute asylum seekers and refugees.