Advocacy and Policy

Peer-support sessions and training allow us to come together to exchange and reflect on experiences and to work together towards social justice and positive change.

Our Women’s Peer-support Group is currently working on the topic of ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ and the harmful effect it has on migrant families.

Young people we work with are invited to join our Youth Participation Group. The group meets regularly to discuss issues affecting young migrants and is currently contributing to the review of Local Authority policies on the provision of care and support to unaccompanied asylum seeking young people as well as advising SLRA on best practice issues.

To support our members to become community leaders and organize around issues they care about we work together with Citizens UK who offer leadership and community organizing training. SLRA is a member of the Lambeth Citizens Alliance.

“There is a power in everyone’s voice and in people coming together and speaking in one voice. Our lived experience is important. We know what we have been through, we know the pain. We know what we are talking about.”

Grace (Member of our NRPF community support group)