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Rats in the Kitchen, Sodden Carpets: Mears Group Asylum Housing

Mears Group took over asylum housing provision in Yorkshire from G4S this year. “It can’t get any worse” was the reaction of many asylum tenants. Were they wrong? John Grayson looks at life for an asylum seeking family in Rotherham ‘That’s where the rats get in.’ April [all names have been changed] was showing me round …

No Refuge From Benefit Sanctions

With “welfare reforms” linked to increasing use of foodbanks and hunger, refugee benefit claimants face the threat of destitution, some for the second time in the UK.   Rolled Out Migrant rights groups have long pointed to the use of destitution against people seeking asylum as a deliberate tool of government policy. Refugee Action is …

November 8th National Day of Action – Stop Barnardo’s Detaining Children

Thursday 8th November – Any Time – Any Barnardo’s Shop/Office As Medical Justice put it: “they ruined the campaign to end the detention of children, which campaigners felt could be achievable as the government had already promised it.” Along with notorious security firm G4S, children’s charity Barnardo’s runs the Cedars family detention centre in Sussex. …

“United By Love, Divided By Theresa May” public meeting. Report and campaign proposals to follow soon…

Public meeting to discuss what the new family migration rules mean and how we oppose them. When: Tuesday 25th September 7pm Where: Quaker Meeting House, 10 James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW Speakers from Migrant Rights Network, SYMAAG and from the Sheffield Yemeni Community Association.   This meeting is being held because major changes in family immigration rules …

Next SYMAAG meetings:12th & 30th July

 The SYMAAG “No to G4S” working group next meets on Thursday 12th July, 6.30pm at Scotia Works   The next full SYMAAG meeting is on Monday 30th July, 6.30pm, again at Scotia Works    We meet at Scota Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield S1 4SE (5 minutes walk from bus and train stations) at 6.30pm. We …

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