The RIPPLE project pilot (concluded in July 2018) of a unique model of public legal education (funded by the Legal Education Foundation) to health and social care service-users and/or their carers in a group setting. 

7 groups (60 participants in total) were set up between 2015 and 2018 and facilitated by a legal expert. Group members included parents/carers of learning and/or physically disabled adults and children and parents with no recourse to public funds. They came together around very specific issues that they identified they wanted to tackle. 

The independent evaluation shows a significant increase in participant’s legal capability across a range of indicators and evidence of a wide range of actions being taken by members as a result to resolve their or their family members social care issues.

Watch our film to hear from group members and advocates .