Local Elections Guidance
Asylum Matters, the campaigning arm of the City of Sanctuary movement, has published guidance on questions to ask candidates about asylum at upcoming local elections.
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April
17
2018
Author
Dave Smith
'Blanket Study Ban' for young asylum seekers.
Recent changes in the law have led to young asylum seekers in the UK suddenly finding that they are banned from studying, in some cases just prior to taking exams or starting a university course.
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April
12
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Right to Rent is ineffective, and unmonitored
The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) has released a damning report of the way in which the Right to rent scheme is being implemented, and the negative effects it is having in terms of discrimination.
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April
12
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Boaz Trust in Manchester recruiting
The Boaz Trust has two exciting job opportunities for support workers.
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April
10
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Inspector finds 'Significant Failings' at Harmondsworth IRC
Harmondsworth immigration removal centre (IRC) at Heathrow, holding large numbers of men with mental health problems in prison-like conditions, continued to show “considerable failings” in safety and respect for detainees, according […]
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April
09
2018
Author
Dave Smith
New Job at Action Foundation
Action Foundation in Newcastle is recruiting a Communications and Events Co-ordinator to develop and deliver their communications and events strategy.
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April
06
2018
Author
Dave Smith
New Guide on Migrants' Rights
The Migrant Rights Network has brought our a new guide entitled "Know Your Rights - a Guide for Migrants." The guide aims to help migrants understand their rights and how to assert them in 8 key areas of everyday life.
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March
14
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Love Has No Borders
i61, the Christian ethical clothing company, has launched a new line of t-shirts to support refugees.
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March
10
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Refugee Action publishes its Vision for the Future
Refugee Action has set out what it thinks the UK asylum system should look like in a briefing paper entitled "Fair and Effective: a Vision for the Asylum System".
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February
28
2018
Author
Dave Smith
BID launches legal action against G4S
BID (Bail for Immigration Detainees) are seeking to have a legal ruling that would designate G4S a ‘High Risk’ strategic supplier. This would make it harder for the government to award G4S future contracts.
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February
22
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Job Opportunities in the NACCOM Network
There are currently four NACCOM projects recruiting new staff across the network.
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February
22
2018
Author
Dave Smith
New jobs in Blackburn
There are two new jobs advertised at the ARC Project in Blackburn, for a Project Manager and a Job Club Coordinator.
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February
14
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Guardian exposes failings in Asylum Interviews
The Guardian newspaper has printed three articles on what goes wrong in asylum interviews. One focuses on quotes from former caseworkers turned whistleblowers, while another features two refugees whose interviews were badly handled.
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February
14
2018
Author
Dave Smith
PT Caseworker required at Haringey Migrant Support Centre.
Hackney Migrant Centre and Haringey Migrant Support Centre are recruiting a two day a week part-time caseworker for migrant families and young people.
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February
14
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Cardiff baptisms for religious asylum seekers fleeing Iran
This BBC article covers the issue of persecution in Iran and the large number of Christian converts being baptised in one church in South Wales. It also highlights some of the 'strange' questions asked by Home Office caseworkers to […]
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February
05
2018
Author
Dave Smith
City of Sanctuary is Recruiting!
City of Sanctuary is recruiting 3 new regional coordinator posts for the Central & South East, North East and Yorkshire and Humberside regions.
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February
03
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Refugee Council launches Campaign on Refugee Family Reunion
The Refugee Council is campaigning to change the UK’s restrictive rules surrounding refugee family reunion. They are asking people to write to their MP to ask them to attend an important debate on March 16th.
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February
01
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Job Opportunities
These are the current job vacancies in the UK refugee sector.
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January
30
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Children in Calais to be reunited with families faster.
Prime Minister Theresa May and President Macron of France have agreed a process to speed up family reunification, especially for unaccompanied minors in France.
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January
23
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Uk Asylum Rates increased - by 80p a week
The weekly support allowance for asylum seekers in the UK has been increased by 80p a week to £37.75.
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January
23
2018
Author
Dave Smith
UK to pay extra £44.5m for Calais security in Anglo-French deal
The UK and France have agreed a new deal to increase security around Calais and other French ports to prevent migrants from crossing the channel.
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January
23
2018
Author
Dave Smith
NACCOM is recruiting New Trustees
NACCOM, the No Accommodation Network whose member organisations are providing accommodation for destitute asylum seekers and refugees, is looking for potential new trustees.
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January
14
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Guardian and Observer charity appeal raises more than £1.5m
The 2017 Guardian and Observer Christmas charity appeal raised more than £1.5m for three homeless charities. One of them is NACCOM, the No Accommodation Network that supports organisations that accommodate destitute asylum seekers.
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January
14
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Right to Remain Toolkit Published
The Right to Remain Toolkit, which until now has been an online resource, has now been published for the first time.
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January
14
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Immigration Judges Criticise Detention System
A recently published Bar Council Report, 'Injustice in Immigration Detention', shows heavy criticism by Immigration Judges of extensive failings in the UK detention system.
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December
06
2017
Author
Dave Smith
Media Research puts UK bottom of the league.
The results of the Refugees Reporting project’s research, run by Focus on Refugees, found that 92% of UK news items on asylum and migration neither identify an individual refugee or migrant nor include their voice or experience.
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December
02
2017
Author
Dave Smith
Intern Wanted (Paid)
Welcome Churches are looking for a Training and Events Intern
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November
23
2017
Author
Dave Smith
UK government discriminates against Christian refugees from Syria
THE UK government is discriminating against Christians in their Vulnerable Persons refugee programme. The Barnabas Fund has discovered that, of the 10,000+ Syrians brought to the UK under SVPRS, only 70 were Christian - less than 0.7%.
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November
20
2017
Author
Dave Smith
Job Opportunities
Two new job opportunities in the refugee sector this month.
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November
09
2017
Author
Dave Smith
Creative English looking for new venues.
Creative English, run by Faith Action, is looking to expand its courses across the UK. So far 2,400 people have accessed courses, with fantastic improvements in their confidence in speaking English.
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September
29
2017
Author
Dave Smith
Toolkit launched to support hosting schemes across the UK
In response to rising levels of migrant destitution and increasing public support for refugees facing homelessness, NACCOM and Homeless Link have launched the sector’s first ‘Hosting Toolkit’, a how-to guide for organisations […]
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September
03
2017
Author
Dave Smith
Campaign for better asylum decision-making launched
Freedom from Torture has launched a campaign for better quality decision-making after research showed that people who have survived horrific violence and abuse are being denied safety in the UK despite having valid asylum claims. The […]
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September
03
2017
Author
Dave Smith

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