Community care – legal aid deserts
We should all get a say in how we are cared for. However, cared-for people fighting to stay in their own homes are denied support by a lack of community care legal aid services.
- 68% of the population, or over 40 million people, do not have access to a community care legal aid provider
- only around 16% of the population have access to more than a single legal aid provider in their local authority area
Click on your local authority to find out how many community care legal aid providers there are:
- more than 37 million people in England and Wales were living in a local authority area without a single community care legal aid provider, including over 7.5 million people aged 65 and over
- 78% of local authorities in England and Wales did not have a single community care legal aid provider