Powered by PrivacyPolicies.com

News

Extortionate child citizenship costs are shutting young people in the UK out of higher education.

Independent research conducted by Citizens UK has revealed that the UK charges children who were born or raised here and who are applying to become British citizens almost ten times more than Spain, France, Belgium and many other EU countries.

(Read more)
Add your reaction Share

Legal victory on child refugee resettlement: Citizens UK reaction

Safe Passage and supporters of refugee resettlement everywhere today celebrated an important legal victory as the Court of Appeal found that the Government misled the High Court over its decision to refuse the right of child refugees who had been in Calais to join their families in the UK.

(Read more)
Add your reaction Share

Our response to the Department of Health's green paper on Mental Health

Today, the Department of Health and Social Care published a Green Paper in response to its consultation on mental health provision for children and young people. Mental health has been voted by Citizens UK members as the organisation's top priority. Please see our response to the newly published Green Paper below.

(Read more)
Add your reaction Share

‘Extend the Welcome’

By Ibby Osman, student at Cathays High School Cardiff

Leaders from Citizens Cymru Wales joined chapters from across the Citizens UK network for the Citizens UK Civil Society Summit in London on 29 June this year. Nirushan Sudarasan, Ibby Osman and Abdi Osman were among the Welsh cohort that traveled up to celebrate Citizens UK’s 30th anniversary, hosted amazingly by Kings College London on the Strand.

It was an amazing and inspiring day with lots of fascinating testimony from so many leaders including a resettled Syrian family from Milton Keynes whose children are flourishing in school. They took to the stage to launch the ‘Extend the Welcome’ campaign – which is all about making sure the UK government continues to resettle refugees once the current programme ends in 2020.

(Read more)
Add your reaction Share

Citizens UK Council sets National Agenda

Representatives from Citizens alliances across the country came together at the recent Civil Society Summit to agree on a National Agenda that will guide Citizens UK's work at the national level over the next few years. Find out what the five priority issues at the heart of our new National Agenda are.

(Read more)
Add your reaction Share

Cynlluniau i groesawu teulu o Syria i Ogledd Cymru drwy nawdd cymunedol / Plans to welcome a Syrian family to North Wales through community sponsorship

By Catherine Griffiths, Croeso Menai

On July 4th Croeso Menai held its first public meeting in Emaus Chapel, Bangor, to explore the possibility of community sponsorship in the Bangor/Menai Bridge area. Although we now have several Syrian families living locally through resettlement under the council-led programme, so far there have been no areas in North Wales considering community sponsorship. And what a turnout! We had around 45 enthusiastic participants who, by the end, voted overwhelmingly to continue with the project and bring a refugee family to North Wales. 

 

Gan Catherine Griffiths, Croeso Menai

Ar Orffennaf 4ydd, cynhaliodd Croeso Menai eu cyfarfod cyhoeddus cyntaf yn Eglwys Emaus, Bangor, i ystyried y posibilrwydd o nawdd cymunedol yn ardal Bangor / Porthaethwy. Er bod gennym lawer o deuluoedd o Syria yn byw yn lleol trwy’r cynllun ailsefydlu o dan arweiniad y cyngor, hyd yn hyn ni fu unrhyw ardal yng Ngogledd Cymru ddechrau grŵp nawdd cymunedol i ffoaduriaid. A daeth criw da i’r cyfarfod! Roedd gennym oddeutu 45 o gyfranogwyr brwdfrydig a oedd, erbyn y diwedd, wedi pleidleisio'n frwd i barhau gyda'r prosiect er mwyn dod â theulu o ffoaduriaid i Ogledd Cymru.

 

(Read more)
1 reaction Share

Community Leadership Taster Training Course - 17 October 2018 in Pontypridd

Here is the flyer invite for our next taster training on 17 October in Pontypridd

Email richard.weaver@citizenswales.org.uk for more information and to book your place on this training

Add your reaction Share

Our June 2018 newsletter

Our latest newsletter includes a reminder of how you can personally make a positive difference to some of our current campaign priorities - including how you can sign up and get sponsored for our fund-raising summer bike ride in Nottingham on Sunday 29 July - and recognises the contribution of Bilal Hussain, one of our organisers who is moving to pastures new.

Read the Nottingham Citizens June 2018 newsletter now.

Add your reaction Share

A very different place now - a reflection on Citizens UK national community organising training

By Fr Dean Atkins, St Mary’s Church Butetown, Church in Wales Diocese of Llandaff

I am exhausted and ready to go home.  As people leave - even the trainers too -  I am left alone in the hotel.  It feels a very different place now.  The space has reinvented itself, become just another hotel.  A family books in at reception.  They wait for their room.  The children look tired.  At last, their room is ready. They pull their suitcases behind them.

Six days ago I checked in for the Citizens UK Training in Community Leadership - an hour late -  and was soon plunged into a leadership roleplay as I tried to work out what was happening and what my role this week would be, dazzled by the diversity of those participating, moved by the stories, the experiences, the sheer emotion of those who want to change the world!  These were “power hungry” people, a phrase which has very different meaning for me now than when I first arrived.  Power is no longer a dirty word.

(Read more)
Add your reaction Share

Fulham set to become latest Premier League club to pay Living Wage

Fulham FC marks its return to the English Premier League by announcing that it intends to accredit as a Living Wage employer, thus committing to pay all its staff - including security workers and cleaners - wages that meet the true cost of living.

(Read more)
1 reaction Share

Sign up

Get the latest campaign news, join our movement for change today!