Student Research Projects

Our student researchers at the University of Leeds have looked at some of the common themes arising from cases referred to our Legal Entitlements and Problem-Solving (LEaP) Project. You can learn more about the students’ work by reading these research reports:

 

Social care charges and pet care costs

This student report explains how disabled people can find it difficult to afford to keep a pet at home because of the way councils calculate charges for social care support.

Download report (PDF)

school transport report

Applying for a disabled facilities grant

This student research report assesses how difficult it is for families to get an application form to apply for a disabled facilities grant in England.

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school transport report

School Transport

Our student researchers at the School of Law, University of Leeds have published a report about the accuracy and accessibility of school transport information on local authority websites in England.

Download Report (PDF)

Disabled Facilities Grants

The Project Team has published a report which considers the benefits of investing in home adaptations for disabled children, including cost savings and improvements in well-being. You can also read about the research in the Guardian’s social life blog.

Download Report (PDF)

Short Breaks

In 2016, the Project Team published a report on the accessibility and accuracy of ‘short breaks’ statements, following a survey of over 40% of English social services authorities.

Download Report (PDF)

Digest of Opinions

In 2013 and 2014, the Project Team published compilations of the advice letters sent to families – the ‘Digests of Opinions’. They are a statement of the law and policy at that time – it should be remembered that the law does change.

Download the Digest of Opinions 2013

Download the Digest of Opinions 2014

Download individual PDFs of the opinions