Thirteen Councils have now passed a Council Motion calling for changes to national policies that are leaving people seeking asylum hungry and homeless. Read the motions here:
Glasgow, Bristol, Sheffield, Oxford (Oxford City Council motion on Destitution), Bradford (Bradford Council – Asylum and Destitution motion), Leeds (Leeds City Council motion on destitution), Liverpool (Liverpool City Council Motion – 18.09.13), Kirklees (Motion submitted in Accordance with Council Procedure Rule 14 as to destitution amongst refused asylum seekers), Swansea (Swansea City Council Motion on Destitution 21Jan14), Leicester (http://www.cabinet.leicester.gov.uk:8071/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=81&MId=5823&Ver=4), and Manchester (Manchester City Council Asylum Seeker Motion – 26.03.14).
Find out more about these motions: http://regionalasylumactivism.org/home/council-motions-against-destitution/
Join the call for change! Help make sure your council is next to take a stand. Read the Regional Asylum Activism briefing about passing a council motion.
Are you a Councillor or Council Leader considering passing a Council Motion on destitution? Please contact us to find out more about how we can help.