Manchester becomes the 11th Council to recognise plight of people forced into poverty after fleeing persecution

Manchester Council has voted in favour of a motion recognising the plight of people who have come to the UK to seek safety, only to find themselves forced into poverty and homelessness. “Destitution is a huge problem amongst asylum seekers, one that allows them to be pushed to the margins of society, left waiting sometimes…

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Student Action for Refugees Sleep Out – 14 March

Student Action for Refugees (STAR) and Amnesty International have organised a Sleep Out to raise awareness of destitute asylum seekers on Friday 14 March 2014 from 7.30 pm at  Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy (opposite the Students’ Union, 355 – 359 Oxford Road, Manchester) Speeches from Dave Smith (Boaz Trust), Kate Green MP, United for Change amd music…

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Tackling Homelessness and Destitution Report

The No Accommodation Network (NACCOM) connects charities and projects across the UK offering accommodation to migrants. In July 2013 a mapping exercise was undertaken to assess the level of support and accommodation provided by NACCOM organisations to migrants with no recourse to public funds. Dave Smith and Lois Lorraine collected data from NACCOM members and…

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