Doctors will often be faced with situations where patients present with problems involving legal issues which the doctor is not able to resolve. Examples might include:
- The patient is facing eviction from their home
- The patient has already been evicted and is sleeping rough
- The patient is feeling distressed and/or has suffered a deterioration in their mental health due to problem such as having received a letter threatening action being taken against them.
- The patient is unable to recover from a medical condition due to the conditions of the accommodation which they are living in.