On 3rd August 2016, the Law Clinic launched a benefits drop-in service, with sessions offering help and advice on various benefits issues to members of the community who do not normally use our services.
Wednesday 3rd August saw the launch of University of Strathclyde Law Clinic’s latest project: a new on-site Benefits Drop–In Service for service users of the Lodging House Mission in Glasgow. Service users of the Mission can receive help and advice on various benefit issues such as how changes in personal circumstances will affect their benefits as well advice on housing issues.
By running these drop-in sessions, the Clinic is hoping to reach those members of the community that do not normally use our services. The aim is to hold these drop-in sessions every Wednesday for an initial trial period. The drop-in session will be attended by one of the Clinic’s supervising solicitors as well as at least one student advisor, or two attending depending on availability.
The Lodging House Mission is a Glasgow based charity dedicated to providing care and support to homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded people. It has over 100 years experience in helping disadvantaged people get their lives back on the right track.
This project has been partially funded by the University of Strathclyde’s Alumni Fund. The Alumni Fund donations are provided by graduates and friends of the University and the Alumni Fund has been in operation for over 20 years, raising over £2 Million in the last 10 years.