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“Reforming support for failed asylum seekers” – Draft findings of Consultation

Lorna from Regional Asylum Activism has drawn together a fabulous response to the Government consultation on suggested changes to Asylum Support. Submissions on the consultation have to be made by September 9th. It’s exceptionally well researched and footnoted, and provides an excellent basis for organisational responses to the consultation.

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Home Office ends independent advice service for people considering return

Refugee Action recently received the sad news that they won’t have the opportunity to bid again for the Assisted Voluntary Returns Programme funding they have been using to provide their Choices service when their grant agreement ends in December. The Home Office plan to deliver a new returns programmes in house by incorporating them into their existing […]

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Asylum support cuts announced

Just in from Still Human, Still here On 16 July the Government laid the regulations bringing in a flat rate of asylum support. The rate is set at £36.95 for all asylum seekers and this constitutes a significant cut in support for families with children, as illustrated in the following table: The cuts to support […]

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Access to Higher Education for Migrants

Do you know someone who cannot get access to Higher Education because of their immigration status? Emma Brooksbank of Simpson Millar has written a blog post  I am keen to get a sense of how many families are affected in our region. This will particularly be children/young adults with refugee status or limited leave on a […]

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