We know that limited access to good immigration advice will exacerbate hardship across many other areas of people’s lives and impact connected sectors that many funders support. For example, about 50% of London’s rough sleepers are non-UK nationals; and in some inner London primary schools, 10% of pupils are from families with no recourse to public funds.
Recent research commissioned by the Mayor of London and carried out by The Young Foundation and Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) calls for “decisive and urgent action” to support migrant workers in London who are facing employment rights violations and exploitation. This includes collaboration across all sectors – from funders and commissioners to decision-makers, community groups and advice services.
For our November insight meeting, we will be joined by the GLA’s Citizenship and Integration Advisers for Migrant Exploitation, Esther McConnell, Susan Cueva and Eleonora Paesani to discuss the report findings in further detail and how we can, collectively, support migrant workers in the capital.
Please note that this event is only open to London Funders' members. You can read more about becoming a member here.