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!”
We made one of them (with Whalebone Films). We’re featured in the other (made by the Guardian). Continue reading “Two new short films highlight the cruelty and violence of the hostile environment.”
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.
On Tuesday 13 December, North East London Migrant Action (NELMA)  will be protesting Haringey Council’s failure to meet its obligations to destitute children and their families. The demonstration outside the Haringey Civic Centre in Wood Green will begin at 6pm, to coincide with Haringey Council’s Cabinet meeting at 6.30pm. Continue reading “NELMA protest Haringey Council’s cruel treatment of families in need”