During the Covid pandemic, each of our lives were impacted by barriers, restrictions and uncertainty. Throughout these difficult times, FLAC has continued to work for those who are seeking to access justice, including some of the most marginalised people in our society, for whom poverty and discrimination are the norm.
By supporting this raffle, you will be supporting FLAC to provide free legal services, to many people who would not otherwise have the means to access legal information, advice or representation.
Throughout 2020, over 12,000 people contacted the FLAC Telephone Information Line and over 4,800 attended a Free Legal Advice Clinic. With your support, we will be able to help more people like Jo, for example, who contacted FLAC to say her marriage is breaking down and she doesn’t know what her legal entitlements are, or Cathal who called to say he was laid off during Covid and has just been told his job no longer exists.
FLAC’s legal team continues to represent people experiencing poverty and disadvantage.
FLAC recently successfully represented a homeless Roma family who were unable to access social housing supports. We also acted for a Traveller family including three young children, who were subject to eviction proceedings and who were refused access to emergency accommodation.
The real power of your kindness and generosity is that it enables those without means to have a voice and some agency in their own lives at a time when they are at their most vulnerable.
The closing date for this year’s draw is October 8th 2021