Being Human in the Asylum System
Jesuit Refugee Service
Envisaging a just and person-centred asylum system by bringing refugee experience and policy analysis into conversation with Catholic Social Teaching, against the backdrop of new, deeply troubling government proposals for an overhaul of the asylum system.
I am Human - Statelessness in the UK
UNHCR (April 2021)
Millions of people around the world are stateless, and some are in the UK. How do they come to be stateless? How do they come to be here; how do they live? And what happens to them?
Taking Stock and Facing the Future - The infrastructure and resources of the UK migration and refugee sector
Migration Exchange (April 2020)
Marking a decade of shared focus on migration and public attitudes among a group of trusts and foundations in the UK; how they work across boundaries of geography, role and approach to improve our capacity to achieve social change.
Why the Home Office is failing asylum-seekers
Public Accounts Committee (November 2020)
“There is a long way to go before the Home Office delivers what it has promised on accommodation and essential services for asylum-seekers… services were ‘set up to fail’ [which] had a significant impact on asylum seekers, hugely exacerbated by the pandemic.”
A Guide to the Hostile Environment: the border controls dividing our communities – and how we can bring them down
Liberty (April 2018)
Government policies deliberately set out to make life unbearably difficult for people in the UK without legal status. However, a very high proportion of Home Office asylum decisions are overturned, so rightful asylum-seekers are victimised.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees (April 2017)
An excellent report which details the things that most need to change about our asylum system. An accessible read containing stuff everyone should know.
The benefits of having friends who aren't 'just like us'
BBC News article (April 2018)
People tend to make friends with people similar to them. However, mixing with diverse people can stimulate creativity and benefit both the individual and society.
Many Rivers Crossed
British Future (April 2018)
50 years on from Enoch Powell’s infamous ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech, this report explores contemporary attitudes to race and integration.
The City of Sanctuary national charter
Find out about the national charity’s vision and values.