The Foundation awarded Vauxhall Community Law Centre a grant of £8,000. The Centre offers advice on many different legal issues, including employment disputes.
This guidance was invaluable for local Vauxhall resident, Mrs D, who sought the support of the Law Centre in order to challenge a medical assessment by the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). Following the assessment, she was found to be fit for work despite suffering from depression, heart problems and osteoarthritis. In between lodging her appeal and the hearing, Mrs D became so ill that she was put in intensive care.
​The Centre helped her appeal the decision and represented her at the hearing. She was then awarded the higher rate of the mobility component and the middle rate of the core component of DLA.