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Contact the press team

For media enquiries and more information about our work, please contact our press inbox at press@citizensuk.org

Alternatively, you can contact our press team:

  • Aanisah Khan, Press and Campaigns Manager at aanisah.khan@citizensuk.org, or 07958 235110
  • Sophie Thomhave-Lee, Press and Campaigns Officer at sophie.thomhave-lee@citizensuk.org, or 07534 853 006

What we offer

Spokespeople and campaign areas

We have a diverse network of local leaders who are experts by lived experience alongside local community organisers available as spokespeople for TV, radio, print and online media interviews. These spokespeople are campaigning on a broad range of social justice issues, including:

Press highlights

Selected highlights of recent news stories, opinion pieces and coverage of Citizens UK's work.

February 2024

The Big Issue: "Missed dental appointments and hours-long freezing walks: Why asylum seekers need free bus travel"

January 2024

Evening Standard: " Walthamstow: Hundreds of asylum seekers told to leave hotel by tomorrow"

November

Creativebrief: " Photography exhibition spotlights the positive impact of Living Wage"

October

Civil Society: "Charities commit to real living wage increases amid ongoing cost-of-living crisis"

September

Financial Times: "Community land trusts offer a fresh take on housing development"
Metro: "I earned so little I went hungry – now I’m fighting for everyone to get a fair wage"
Politics.co.uk: "Citizens UK launches ‘Citizens Agenda’, driven by and for thousands of people across the UK ahead of the General Election"

August

Architects Journal: "Citizens House by Archio: for the people by the people"

July

Schools Week: "Investigation: How hostile immigration policies are ‘piling misery on to children’"
Birmingham Live: "'I fled my country when I was 16 and why it took six years to get my rights in Birmingham'"

June

The Mirror: "The man who left a legacy that proves there is such a thing as society"
The Mirror: "Children to protest against Illegal Migration Bill which could detain kids"
BBC: "King's Birthday Honours"

May

The Guardian: "Neil Jameson obituary"
Architecture Today: "Citizens House"
Campaign: "Ogilvy and ITV Studios initiative promotes liveable London wage for creatives"

April

Third Sector: "Tributes flood in to 'visionary' of the charity sector, who has died aged 76"
Schools Week: "How Bradford schools are empowering youth-led change"
The Guardian: "‘We made a nuisance of ourselves’: how Citizens House created real affordable housing – for ever!"

March

The Guardian: "We thought we’d won the fight to stop child detention in the UK. We need to win it again"

February

iNews: "Sexually abusive language and conduct ‘normalised’ in schools"
ITV News: "Care workers in Wales to be paid 'real living wage' - and more than those in England"

January

Independent: "Ukrainians in UK forced to choose between homelessness and returning to war"

About Citizens UK

We bring together everyday people and local organisations to build a better, fairer society. Together, we make change on the issues that matter, from campaigning for zebra crossings on dangerous roads, to reforming the immigration system, to the Living Wage campaign.

We've had 600 organisations participating, 4,000+ community leaders trained, 13,000 Living Wage employers, and hundreds of campaigns won since we were founded in 1989.

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