Migrant Connections Festival

Last Saturday, the Woodlawn Center next to our office in Streatham was changed into a magical and colourful place full of joy, relaxation, and community. Many people came from all over south London to stand in solidarity with each other, to learn something new, to increase their well-being, or to just eat together. After one […]

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Youth Participation

Francess Horton interviewed by Lisa Merker In the beginning of this year, the Department for Education published an independent review of Children’s social care. The evident was that children and young people in care with immigration issues were not focused on, in this review. Together with Coram Children’s Legal Centre, we do a yearlong project […]

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Asylum-seekers in ‘temporary, emergency’ hotels

Over the past month, there have been several reports in the media of the numbers of asylum seekers who remain accommodated in hotels, more than one year after the Home Office started housing asylum seekers in hotels as a ‘temporary, emergency’ measure during the first Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020. Serious concerns have been reported […]

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New Immigration Bill by the UK Government

Many of you will have seen the Government’s ‘New Plan for Immigration’ which sets to overhaul the UK asylum system. At SLRA we have been working hard with colleagues across to raise our concerns about these proposals and the damaging effects they will on asylum-seekers who arrive irregularly. At the centre of the plan is […]

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