By Lucy Stone, Aaron Befekadu, Advocacy Academy, Rev Vanessa Conant, St Mary's Church Walthamstow, and Luke Murphy, Institute for Public Policy Research
Addressing the climate crisis has forced us to rethink the ways we live and how our neighbourhoods are designed. It’s not only highlighted baked-in inequalities, but has also brought neighbours together in mutual aid. Transitioning out of coronavirus and to a climate safe world gives us a chance to really address the inequality in accessing green spaces, public transport, cycle lanes, healthy homes and food.
After the sunniest recorded spring in UK history, and warnings of water shortages, we are reminded that climate change hasn’t gone away during the pandemic.
Citizens UK and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) believe there is a chance to ‘Just Transition city’ in London, to show how we can address the climate crisis in a way that improves people’s lives and provides opportunities.Read more
Co-sign our letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to call for a settled status for everyone who calls the UK home
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has committed his support, as the Mayor of London and PM, to settling the status of people living without documents in our communities.
Lockdown has shown the UK at its best with people stepping up to support each other. No one stopped to check where our neighbours were born when they were dropping off medicine.
And this doesn't have to stop when the pandemic ends. Let's show a kinder, fairer Britain and ensure nobody is left behind.
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Temporary support continues for homeless people with No Recourse to Public Funds. Now let's make it permanent
Breaking news: Homeless people who have No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) will continue living in temporary accommodation.
On 24th June, Dame Louise Casey clarified that the Government's announcement of £105 million in extra funding to support rough sleepers will also include people who have NRPF.
Citizens UK leaders around the country have been campaigning to support homeless people in this crisis - and beyond - regardless of their immigration status. Nobody should be left behind. Not now, not ever.
Hear from some of our leaders on the news below:Read more
Tabitha is a care worker and Citizens UK leader - and one of the many key workers helping to keep the country running during the Covid-19 crisis. Like 500,000 other care sector staff in the UK, she works below the Living Wage. This is why she is launching a campaign today with Citizens UK to get key workers a real Living Wage.
I feel like a Roman Gladiator going into the ring on a night shift. Everyone is clapping you, but you're pitting yourself against a deadly disease without the proper pay and protection.
That’s why I’ve launched this petition to ask Matt Hancock MP to properly fund social care, with the £1.4 billion needed to ensure hundreds of thousands of staff like me can receive the real Living Wage.Read more
And here's how you can give thanks and show solidarity with our nation's heroes.
Despite the huge contribution key workers are making right now, we also know that over 1 million key workers are not receiving a real Living Wage.
We want to thank key workers, including delivery drivers, care workers, supermarket assistants, cleaners, the NHS and many many more, who are doing an incredible job at keeping our country going during the Coronavirus crisis.
As part of our campaign for a real Living Wage for our key worker heroes, we have created printable posters and colouring sheets to put up in your windows, schools and work places so you can show your solidarity.