Wednesday 21 March 2012
Advocacy service shortlisted for prestigious award
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is delighted to announce that our advocacy service, which is supported by leading global law firm Hogan Lovells, has today been shortlisted for a prestigious Business Charity Award.
The advocacy service was established last year to seek justice for people with a neuromuscular condition, many of whom have been denied appropriate care, support or equipment by local authorities. The service also deals with an alarming number of disability discrimination cases against employers, service providers and public bodies.
By providing pro bono legal representation and offering legal training sessions, Hogan Lovells have provided invaluable support to help make sure that people with neuromuscular conditions have the necessary care and support to protect their quality of life and - in some cases - extend life expectancy. With the firm's help, the advocacy service took on more than 100 cases in 2011 and secured approximately £300,000 worth of support that had previously been denied.
Nic Bungay, Director of Care, Support and Campaigns, said:
We are delighted that the success of our advocacy service has been recognised through being shortlisted for a national award. The support Hogan Lovells have provided to develop and deliver the service has helped us go from strength to strength in supporting people with a neuromuscular condition.
To find out more about the award, please contact us:
020 7803 2865
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