Legal Updates

The organisation Law for Life have produced an information guide about right to rent. The guide includes information about who has a right to rent, when you need to prove this right and when you don’t, how to prove a right to rent, changes as a result of Brexit and Covid-19, what you can do if you are discriminated against in this process and more.

Legal Updates

The organisation ASAP (Asylum Support Appeals Project) have made an easy-read guide to going through an asylum support appeal.

Asylum support is financial assistance and/or accommodation from the Home Office when you are going through the asylum process. To get asylum support, you have to apply to the Home Office and show that you meet the criteria to receive it (including that you are destitute).

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Last week, a group of civil society organisations released a report that raises acute concerns about the discrimination and violence against asylum seeking women in the UK.

Housing 4 all protest

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As Westminster debates the new contracts for asylum accommodation, Housing4All in Belfast have written about why these contracts and conditions must be human rights compliant.

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‘Theresa May’s hostile environment has meant a lack of basic rights for human beings in precarious situations.’ We wrote for Politics.co.uk about the government’s “right… Read more »

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The no accommodation network NACCOM has launched a Hosting Toolkit, a comprehensive resource for hosting schemes that accommodate destitute asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants. Read the Hosting… Read more »

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The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) have today released their new report on the impact of ‘right to rent’ checks on migrants… Read more »