After hearing Joey’s story I simply had to help, he was in foster care from 2 years old, due to a difficult start to his life, essentially neglected! – Having spent his whole childhood in foster care, Joey as teenager was left to fend for himself, in and out of leaving care placements Joey, like many other previously looked after children got into crime and difficulty, some of which he describes as bad treatment from staff.

There is no denying that the tories have well and truly banged the final nail in the coffin, this is evident in documentaries around homelessness. The right to buy was a killer policy for the vulnerable and hard working class, whilst they did allow many to move forward and own there own home, many were sold and are now collecting revenues from Housing benefit payments, not going back into society but instead to private landlords.

As a lawyer surely you go into law to make changes, no? well in Brighton and Hove we need change, I am a housing campaigner who is in contact with multiple people who all qualify for legal aid and legal help.

These are vulnerable persons who have been accepted the homeless duty under the housing act 1996. Many of the people I speak to are in desperate need of legal advice, you see in Brighton and Hove we have an issue, for some reason solicitors don’t touch housing cases against Brighton and Hove City Council, and why would they, because the council boast not losing a judicial review all the time.

Me I believe this council have become over confident and complacent, there is enough evidence gained now to take this council and certain individuals down.

I am writing this blog on behalf of the people who come to me almost daily in desperation, they literally have nothing, no hope no future.

If you are a lawyer, or barrister who does pro bono and are reading this, then get in tough with me, united we can get justice for the vulnerable in Brighton and Hove and really help to change our society.

Do you have experience of section 202’s? recent judicial reviews have been successful I believe the new allocations policy in place in Brighton and Hove to be illegal and welcome any legal professional willing to overturn this hopeless policy.

You can contact me by emailing daniel@survivorblog.co.uk