Be the Change: health care

be the changeUPDATE ON CAMPAIGN TO DEFEND ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ISSUES GUIDANCE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW CHARGING SCHEME

Over the last year, many of you have joined us in raising concerns about the Immigration Act and the government’s proposals to introduce charging for primary and emergency healthcare for anybody who doesn’t have indefinite leave to remain in the UK. The Department of Health has now released its implementation plan and impact assessment for Phases 1-3 of its proposals to introduce charging for migrants and visitors to access the NHS. Continue reading

EDM 99: asylum support rates

parliament_logo‘Be The Change’ Action Update August 2014 – Regional Asylum Activism:

This month we are calling on you to urge your MP to support an Early Day Motion on raising asylum support rates, following the Government’s disappointing announcement that the level of asylum support will remain unchanged this year. We are also asking you to defend access to healthcare for people seeking asylumin the light of the Department of Health’s new implementation scheme for introducing charging for primary and emergency healthcare. Continue reading

Letter to your MP – Call for a time limit on detention

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Dear

Re: Call for a time limit on detention

As a Quaker and as one of your constituents, I wish to express my grave concern about the use of detention for immigration purposes. The decision to detain is not ordered by a judge and is not part of a criminal sentence. It is arbitrary, and the length of detention is indefinite. Britain has a long tradition of legal protection for civil liberties. This tradition is undermined every day that migrants are detained without time limit. Continue reading

Guide to participating in the Detention Inquiry

Detention ForumThe guide for groups who are wishing to take part in the detention inquiry is now ready.  It’s available from the Detention Forum webpage here:

Thanks to some of the Co-ordination Group members who provided assistance.  We prepared this in hast so it is likely to contain typos and errors. Continue reading