We are delighted to announce that the National Family Carer Network (NFCN) have signed up to the Save Legal Aid Campaign. In their latest bulletin NFCN observe:
“If legal aid advice is removed, people with the highest level of need will be left to navigate their way through a system that requires nearly 9,000 pages of official guidance to get the support they rely on to lead their daily lives.”
In other news, the National Pensioners Convention have written to their members to highlight the potential impact of the legal aid cuts on elderly people. Frank Cooper, NPC President says:
“The combination of cuts and changes to legislation could deny legal protection to thousands of older people”.
Both carers and elderly people are among the groups that stand to be badly affected by the combination of cuts to welfare and legal aid that are currently being pushed through Parliament. The support of these two organisations reflects the importance of these issues.