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UK Asylum Case for Child Refugees with Family in Britain


The plight of four children living in the refugee camps of Calais hoping to be reunited with family members in the UK is currently being heard by a Presidential Panel at Field House in London. Members of Citizens UK, who are supporting the children's asylum case, are hopeful it can pave the way for more vulnerable young people to be brought to safety in Britain.

The Bishop of Barking, the Right Reverend Peter Hill, said while giving aid is worthwhile, many young people need to be allowed to come to Britain and be reunited with their family members.

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Neil Jameson, Executive Director of Citizens UK, awarded a CBE


It is with great pride and pleasure that we congratulate Neil Jameson, our Executive Director, on receiving this well-deserved award in recognition of his services to the community and social justice. Neil has been the inspiration behind Citizens UK which has pioneered the development of Broad Based Community Organising in the UK. This development is based on the principles laid down in the USA by Saul Alinsky and Ed Chambers of the Industrial Areas Foundation and adapting their approach to the UK context.

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Citizens UK Executive Director Neil Jameson Awarded New Year's Honour


We are delighted to announce, that Citizens UK's executive director, Neil Jameson, has been awarded a CBE for his services to community organising and social justice and part of the 2016 New Year honours list. 

Neil founded Citizens UK and has been promoting community organising across London and the UK since 1989, after training with the Industrial Areas Foundation in the USA.


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St Bonaventure's bring Christmas joy to care home


St Bonaventure's School have lived up to their promise to adopt their local care home in Newham. Led by Head of RE Mr. Nick Pauro, the boys have visited the care home 3 times already this year.

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Orpington Station in Christmas Safety Drive


As the season of goodwill approaches, Orpington Station, one of South London’s busiest train stations is reaching out to the community through an innovative safety scheme.

At 2.30pm on Friday 11th December, Orpington station was opened by the CEO of Southeastern David Statham and and the Mayor of Bromley Kim Botting as a CitySafe railway station.

The station, operated by Southeastern, have joined the CitySafe campaign - a community initiative, which sees shops and public buildings offer their premises as places of refuge for young people in danger. The station will display new purple signage to highlight to commuters and young people that it is a CitySafe Haven.  

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Private Sponsorship Chanukah Video

Jewish and other faith leaders call for Private Sponsorship for refugees. 

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Tyne & Wear Assembly


The first Tyne & Wear Citizens Assembly was held at the Miners Institute, Newcastle Upon Tyne on Tuesday 8th December 2015.

Tyne & Wear Citizens is part of Citizens UK who organises communities to act together for power, social justice and the common Good. Their work is based on the principle that when people work together they have the power to change their neighbourhood, their cities, and ultimately the country for the better.

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Citizens UK Response to the vote on Air Strikes in Syria

Zrinka Bralo, Citizens UK spokesperson said: “We believe that a consequence of increased air strikes in Syria, which the UK will now be directly involved with, could be a further increase in the number of civilians forced to flee their homes. We recognise the huge financial contribution committed by the government to provide aid in the region, but we know from the experts working in the refugee camps that there are hundreds of thousands of innocent people in desperate need of resettlement.

“We call on the government to increase the number of refugees the UK will resettle from 20,000 to 50,000 over the next five years via the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme. These are families with severely ill children, victims of torture and sexual abuse. Even if they wanted to, they are unable to make the perilous journey to the safety of Europe on their own. Last winter children died avoidable deaths in refugee camps because of freezing temperatures; the need to act is urgent.

“As the Prime Minister commits the UK to military action we ask that he also recognises our obligation to help Syrian families whose lives have been ripped apart by the regime, by Da’esh and now by the impact of increased air strikes. We have a proud tradition of offering sanctuary to those in need, and communities across the UK are ready and willing to welcome Syrian refugees into their neighbourhoods.”

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Alyth Synagogue Hosts First National Refugees Welcome Convention- 70 years after they opened as a resettlement centre



Alyth Synagogue hosted 50 Jewish, Muslim, Christian and non faith community leaders from around the country for a two day refugees welcome training on the 28th and 29th of November. This launched the national refugee welcome movement organising efforts as well as marking 70 years since the synagogue acted as a resettlement hub for Jewish communities fleeing persecution. 

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CitizensUK Response to Autumn Statement & Spending Review


Neil Jameson, Executive Director, Citizens UK said:

"We welcome the announcement from the Chancellor today that cuts to tax credits are to be scrapped, this is a positive outcome for hard working families across the UK.

"This, combined with an increase to the national minimum wage for over 25s, supports our belief that work should be the surest way out poverty. We continue to champion the UK and the London Living Wage; independently calculated pay rates based on the real cost of living, and encourage businesses that can, to pay the Living Wage, going above and beyond the statutory minimums and rewarding workers of all ages."

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