Thanks so much to everyone who came to a picnic to launch our campaign: Lunch is not a luxury on Saturday 29th September.
We gathered lots of postcards to tell @educationgovuk why all children who need them should have access to free school meals, regardless of immigration status. #leftoutatlunch
Get in touch if you want some postcards to tell the Department of Education how you feel about their denial of free school meals to children – how it harms children who are already living in poverty, causes alienation, and bolsters systemic racism. NELMA is collecting these message to deliver to the Department.
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”
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”
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.”
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!”
On December 14th 2017 the High Court ruled the Home Office’s policy of detaining and removing EEA rough sleepers unlawful. Continue reading “Good news in a hostile environment”
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”