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Migrants- empowering themselves and others

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Migrants- empowering themselves and others

Have you ever sought advice? Because you have paid too much income tax? For clarification with an issue at work? A landlord doesn’t want to return your deposit? You have had a dispute with a neighbour? Problems with your health and you can’t find a GP to register with?  Have you had complications in dealing with a government department such as the Department for Work and Pensions? Or, maybe you require support settling back into the UK if you are an expat that has lived abroad the last 10 years of your life. Many factors affecting our...

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No-one should be afraid to say where they are from

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No-one should be afraid to say where they are from

The climate of fear and antipathy towards newcomers to the UK from Europe hurts individuals in their day-to-day lives. We in the UK should take a moment to reflect on what these negative attitudes and behaviours say about us as a national community. Migrants hold a mirror up to the host nation. What we choose to see in that mirror is very much up to us. At the beginning of April, a young woman came to my door collecting for Battersea Cats and Dogs Home. We have one dog and two cats in our house so we struck up a good conversation. It turned...

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Line up to change the narratives…

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Line up to change the narratives…

A couple of weeks ago, a group of interested organisations and people were in at the birth of a new movement to combat the growing demonization of migrants, so much in evidence during the recent local and European elections.  We have called our campaign #MigrantsContribute. It will use the media to challenge negative and false coverage about migrants by providing fair and evidenced based narratives, which tell the truth about the contribution migrants make. We are all extremely upset to hear how political parties are quite prepared to use...

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