Author Archives: suzanne

Updated information on housing for asylum seekers

Whilst the issues around housing for asylum seekers in Home Office dispersed accommodation is changing rapidly, we have updated our information sheets on both the housing situation in general, and the new contract. Do note that nearly all areas in the UK are due to receive some asylum seekers under new dispersal rules, so do […]

A letter to the new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid

A letter to Sajid Javid, Home Secretary, from Liberal Democrats for Seekers of Sanctuary. Dear Home Secretary, We are writing to wish you every success as you review the immigration and asylum system you have inherited, and seek to make it more humane as befits today’s Britain. From our own work specifically on the problems […]

MAY MUST ALLOW PEOPLE TO CORRECT THEIR OWN DATA HELD BY THE HOME OFFICE

Lib Dem spokesman for Home Affairs, Ed Davey MP, said: “Deporting British people, who have spent fifty years making a life here because the Home Office destroyed their papers – it’s a disgrace.  To add insult to injury, the Home Office is now trying to block the scrutiny that made discovering the Windrush scandal possible. […]

Faiths in close quarters

This letter, sent by one of our council members, has been published by the Church Times this week.  We hope it will encourage more people to lobby their MPs to change the rules on forced sharing of bedrooms by unrelated adults.  Maybe others can contact other Faith Publications. Peace amongst nations is surely high in our minds […]

RESPONSE ON CONSULTATION PAPER ON IMMIGRATION, REFUGEES AND IDENTITY

LD4SOS has responded to the Lib Dem Policy Consultation paper on “Immigration, refugees, and identity”. You can see our response here : IMMIGRATION REFUGEES AND IDENTITY CONSULTATION PAPER pdf Note that there is an online survey on the paper that closes at 1.00 pm on 12th April that can be filled in too.

MORE ON THE FAMILY REUNION BILL

We are delighted that the important Family Reunion Bill, changing the law to enable families divided by conflict and persecution to be reunited in Britain, has passed its Second Reading in the House of Commons. There was a debate first in the House of Lords on the EU withdrawal bill, and thank you Baroness Shas Sheehan […]