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 September 18th NELMA spoke at an event called ‘Immigration policy: what is the scope for a radical approach from Labour’. (We haven’t joined the Labour Party. We were invited to give the perspective of grassroots migrants’ rights activists.) Continue reading “Big asks and little asks for Labour”
We’ve been crunching the numbers from the 50 or so destitute migrant families NELMA has accompanied to London local authorities since our accompanying scheme began in the spring of 2016. Continue reading “NELMA Section 17 accompanying stats reveal…what we already knew, but the LAs persist in denying.”
On December 20th 2016, a group of NELMA families met with Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney.
We gave Mayor Glanville a dossier documenting Hackney’s poor treatment of destitute migrant families who seek support under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989. Continue reading “No More Broken Promises! Twitterstorm against Hackney Council’s Mayor Glanville”
We wrote an article for NOVARA about migrant families with No Recourse to Public Funds and the issues they face when trying to access support from social services.
Check it out here.