Behind the Scenes: Interview with community leader Carla

Interviewee: Carla, community leader / Interview: Lisa / Interview via What’s app What was your motivation to join the Community Organising Course?“I joined because I wanted to gain a new skills and learn what it takes or needs to become an organiser (leader).” What did you like about it? “Everyone in the course were friendly, […]

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How you create change locally! – Citizens delegates assembly  

SLRA is a proud member of the Lambeth Citizens Alliance. Citizens UK is a community organising network of many different local organisations, charities, churches, and schools. They run different campaigns around housing, young people, migration, environment, mental health, living wage, and many more. The network meets with MPs, mayors, and local politicians regularly in which […]

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Report Launch: ‘Taking Care: How local authorities can best address immigration issues of children in care’ 

written by Francess and Lisa On Care Day – the 18th of February 2022 – we finally launched our report together with Coram Children’s Legal Centre: ‘Taking Care: How local authorities can best address immigration issues of children in care’. Last Friday, more than 80 people from local authorities, organisations, charities, and interests joined our webinar.  […]

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Local Homelessness Support Project

written by Sophie Beech In May 2021, SLRA secured funding from the Greater London Authority (GLA) to work in partnership over the next twelve months with local homelessness support services to provide immigration advice to homeless and vulnerable non-EEA nationals, and to strengthen relationships between homelessness services and immigration advice providers. SLRA recognizes how vital […]

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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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Learning from Lived Experience: Making the NRPF Videos.

This weekend the SLRA base was transformed into a film set, as we went about capturing the footage for the NRPF videos which have taken shape over months of collaborative planning with our partner Project 17. We were joined by Young Creators (YCUK), who brought their equipment, their great minds and their energy as they […]

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Report Launch: Learning from migrant families’ lived experience in Lambeth

SLRA is excited to invite you to our virtual report launch about access to support & advice for migrant families facing destitution as a result of hostile immigration policies. When: Thursday 17 June 2021, 6 – 7:30PM on ZOOM. Register here. What: Learn about the Home Office policy of ‘No recourse to Public Funds’ (NRPF) […]

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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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