Author Archives: suzanne

Rough Sleeping – and how refugees are affected.

Rough sleeping – its causes and effects, is at last being looked into more. 7% of all street homeless people is caused by those who have been given leave to remain, so are new refugees. One of LS4SOS Council wrote this letter to the Observer after reading one of their articles. Note that it is […]

WESTMINSTER HALL DEBATE ON PROBLEMS WITH ASYLUM HOUSING CONTRACTS

This debate on the problems around the existing housing contracts, and the new one’s due to start in September 2019 were debated in Westminster Hall on 10th October 2018. Lib Dem Ed Davey MP spoke out on the issues, and how badly the new contract was being handled, a huge contract of £4 Billion over […]

Perspective on Right to Work for asylum seekers

Anna Scrivener from Nottingham Refugee Forum writes in a personal capacity : ‘Beyond the right to work’ For all of us immersed in refugee issues it sadly comes as no surprise that they are amongst the most underemployed groups in the UK, finding it hard to transfer their skills into a new environment. However, there is […]