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Personal Support Unit

Baroness Hale, President of the Supreme Court, makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of the charity The Personal Support Unit.

Baroness Hale of Richmond, President of the Supreme Court and Patron of the Personal Support Unit makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of the charity.

To Give:
- Freephone 0800 404 8144
- Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal. (That’s the whole address. Please do not write anything else on the front of the envelope). Mark the back of the envelope ‘The Personal Support Unit ’.
- Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Personal Support Unit’.

Registered Charity Number: 1090781

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Thu 1 Aug 2019 15:27

Personal Support Unit

Every year thousands of people find themselves facing the battle of their life in court, alone and without help. They have to represent themselves in cases of divorce, contact with children, or eviction, navigating a complex legal system, often against trained professionals.  Over 750 volunteers provide a free service across the country. We provide comfort, support and guidance through the court process. We ensure people facing court alone feel prepared and supported to access justice.

Helping vulnerable court users

Helping vulnerable court users

In our appeal you’ll hear about Sue, who was anxious and scared about going to court alone. She did not have access to legal help and was going to a hearing with her ex-husband’s legal team. Luckily there was a Personal Support Unit in her court.

Meet Eddie, PSU volunteer

Meet Eddie, PSU volunteer

“When I met Sue, she was very anxious. She was worried about the possibility of seeing her abusive ex-husband…With support Sue was able to prepare her notes, allowing her to speak with confidence and clarity during the hearing.”

Meet Sarah, PSU staff member

Meet Sarah, PSU staff member

“I'm so happy that we can support people like Sue; she felt alone and intimidated by the court system. Fortunately, with help, she felt like she had been heard; that she had someone on her side. I think that made a huge difference.”

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