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.”
Depriving a person of their liberty is a very serious thing to do.
This fact is generally acknowledged in UK law. The police can only hold suspects for 24 hours before they have to either charge them or let them go. If they’re dealing with a suspected murderer, they might get to keep them for up to 96 hours. Terrorist suspects can be detained without charge for up to fourteen days. Continue reading “Not ‘theirs’. Ours.”
Here is the second in our series of interviews with people affected by the Home Office’s policy of detaining and deporting rough sleepers. Continue reading “‘We weren’t upset or worried at first. We had all our papers in order.’”
We’ve been interviewing European homeless people affected by the Home Office’s policy of detaining and deporting rough sleepers. Continue reading “‘This policy really hurts people.’”
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”
HASL’s FOI requests recently revealed that three prominent homelessness charities including St Mungo’s were collaborating with the Home Office’s policy of arresting, detaining and deporting rough sleeping EEA migrants. Continue reading “Online actions work – shame on St Mungo’s”
Three of London’s largest homelessness charities (St. Mungo’s, Thames Reach and Change, Grow, Live – formerly known as Crime Reduction Initiative) are collaborating with the Home Office to have EU rough sleepers detained without charge and removed to their country of origin purely on the basis that they are rough sleeping. Continue reading “Homelessness charities and local authorities complicit in detention and deportation of EU nationals rough sleeping”