Securing adequate housing for a disabled woman and her family so they can live with dignity

Challenging inadequate housing for a disabled woman and her family. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Ensuring accountability when older people can't speak up for themselves

How to protect the rights of older people who can't speak up for themselves when public officials overstep the line. An example from the courts.

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Making sure the authorities are accountable for failing to protect children who were being abused

Making sure the authorities are accountable for failing to protect children. An example from the courts.

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Making sure people with mental health problems are not being unlawfully detained

Using human rights to make sure that people with mental health problems who have not been sectioned don't have their right to liberty unlawfully taken away. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Helping an older couple live in the same care home

Helping an older couple live in the same care home. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Reuniting separated older couple

Protecting the right to family life of an older couple who relied completely on each other. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Protecting the right to respect for private life and home in social care

Challenging a local authority to reinstate a cut care package and reverse the decision to move a man out of his home.

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Supporting an older woman strapped into her wheelchair against her wishes

Challenging the use of restraint on an older woman in hospital. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Supporting a disabled man to visit a gay pub

Supporting a disabled man to visit a gay pub. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Investigating unexplained bruising on a boy living in a care home

Challenging the treatment of a young man in residential care. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Preventing a woman and her newborn baby being made homeless

Challenging a housing provider's decision to make a family homeless while the mother, a failed asylum seeker, was giving birth in hospital. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Protecting the right to respect for private life of a learning disabled couple

Challenging 24-hour surveillance of a learning disabled couple. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Supporting NHS staff to make person-centred decisions

Working with staff in a care home to make an older resident more comfortable. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Challenging a blanket policy that led to a learning disabled girl being unable to get to school

Helping a parent and head teacher to appeal a decision not to provide transport to and from school for a learning disabled girl. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Supporting children to visit their mum in a mental health care home

Challenging a reduction in supported visits between two children and their mum, who was living in a mental health care home. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Supporting young people to make their voices heard

Using the Human Rights Act to secure safe housing for a vulnerable young person. An advocacy example.

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Securing safe housing for a family fleeing domestic violence

Using the Human Rights Act to ensure that a mother and her children, who have fled domestic violence, are supported by social services to access safe housing. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Challenging unsuitable accommodation for a learning disabled man

Challenging the cramped and dirty living conditions of a learning disabled man. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Respecting the rights of a woman on 24 hour observation whilst keeping her safe

Balancing rights to ensure a female patient kept under 24-hour observation was allowed input in the conversation about her treatment. An out of court example.

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Making our democracy work

Using the Human Rights Act to protect the right to peaceful protest and prevent inappropriate stop and search.

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Challenging a mental health hospital policy of sectioning non-English speakers without an interpreter

Ensuring that people seeking asylum who were unable to speak English had access to an interpreter when being sectioned under the Mental Health Act. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Investigating restraint experienced by a mental health patient

Mental health service user challenging restraint led to staff training on safety

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Getting justice for a war veteran unlawfully detained by the Council

Using the Human Rights Act to challenge the unlawful detention of a 91-year-old veteran.

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Securing support for a boy with Down's syndrome and his family

Using the Human Rights Act to secure proper support from the local authority for a boy with Down's syndrome, and his family. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Keeping families together

Using the Human Rights Act to keep families together, through a human rights-based approach to mental health service design. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Those who dare have human rights too: protecting our soldiers

Using the Human Rights Act to secure an investigation into the deaths of three soldiers following an SAS selection exercise.

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Challenging unnanounced daily visits from social workers

Using the Human Rights Act to challenge unannounced daily visits by social services to a learning disabled couple and their children. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Supporting NHS staff to challenge poor practice in nursing homes

Using the Human Rights Act to challenge blanket use of tilt-back chairs in a nursing home. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Helping families to seek justice for victims of domestic violence

Using the Human Rights Act to help families to seek justice for victims of domestic violence. An example from the courts.

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Stopping dawn raids at accommodation for people seeking asylum

Using the Human Rights Act to challenge Home Office practice of conducting dawn raids at accommodation for people seeking asylum. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Protecting the dignity of a learning disabled man in residential care

Using the Human Rights Act to protect the dignity of a learning disabled man living in a residential care home. An advocacy example, with out court action.

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Preventing an older woman being moved from hospital to residential care against her wishes

Using the Human Rights Act to challenge a decision to move a former prisoner of war from hospital to residential care, against her wishes. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Keeping Irish Traveller families together

Using the Human Rights Act to keep Irish Traveller families together. An advocacy example, without court action.

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Securing extra support for a woman with thoughts of ending her life

Securing help for a woman who was discharged from hospital before she felt ready. An advocacy example without court action.

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