Islington Law Centre offers advice, casework and representation in a range of social welfare law issues, to clients in Islington and surrounding boroughs. It has been established for more than 40 years.
This award will pay for holistic legal representation in a small number of complex cases, including those referred to the project by other grantees of the initiative. The specialist legal casework will be used to inform strategic legal and policy work, to address systemic barriers to young migrants living full lives.
The project’s approach is to combine holistic legal representation so that immigration matters are dealt with in parallel to social welfare, education and housing matters. This model builds trust with young people, limits their exposure to repeated referrals and addresses the intersecting challenges they face. ILC uses casework experience to influence practice of lawyers working with children and influence policy.