Picnic for Free School Meals! – Campaign Launch

Children from migrant families with ‘no recourse to public funds‘ are often unable to access free school meals. NELMA is launching a campaign calling for free school meals for all who need them, regardless of immigration status, and for schools to be adequately funded so that they can provide this.

Our campaign launch is a Picnic for Free School Meals on 29th September, and we would love to see you there!  Continue reading “Picnic for Free School Meals! – Campaign Launch”

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After Trump’s child detention chaos, we must look more closely at Britain’s policies

NELMA was invited to write an article for the Big Issue as part of the anti-Trump protests in the UK this past week. Here is a longer version of the article which was printed on July 10, 2018. Continue reading “After Trump’s child detention chaos, we must look more closely at Britain’s policies”

Lewisham a ‘borough of sanctuary’? ROFL, say destitute migrant families and our volunteer accompaniers.

What does Lewisham mean to you?

Rest and recuperation in the sauna at Glass Mill Leisure Centre after an afternoon spent touring Britain’s oldest surviving prefabs?

Compulsory land purchases that ride rough shod over the wishes of the local community?

Continue reading “Lewisham a ‘borough of sanctuary’? ROFL, say destitute migrant families and our volunteer accompaniers.”

Two years of skimped-on promises, but some light as well. Let’s keep up the pressure for change over Haringey’s treatment of destitute migrant families!

Since mid-2016 NELMA and others have been trying to hold Haringey Council to account for the local authority’s systematic poor treatment of destitute migrant families seeking social services support under s17 of the Children Act 1989. Continue reading “Two years of skimped-on promises, but some light as well. Let’s keep up the pressure for change over Haringey’s treatment of destitute migrant families!”

Cut the collaboration

Twitter storm – Thursday 23rd November 10am-12pm

On 21st-23rd November, a Judicial Review is taking place against a Home Office policy detaining and deporting hundreds of European rough sleepers, simply for being homeless. This policy is sinister, feeding into the government’s ‘hostile environment’ agenda.  Continue reading “Cut the collaboration”