This year (2015) BEACON has been working with the Regional Asylum Activism Project to lobby local MPs on recent changes to asylum support rates and the impact on asylum seekers which the Immigration Bill 2015/16 may have. More information on this, and ways you can take action can be found here.
We also discussed at at our recent AGM which areas of campaigning we want to focus on for the following year. We would love you to join us! please get in touch if you would like to be part of BEACON’s campaigns.
Cities of Sanctuary in the UK
City of Sanctuary is a movement to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary in the UK. Our goal is to create a network of towns and cities throughout the country which are proud to be places of safety, and which include people seeking sanctuary fully in the life of their communities. Bradford launched its campaign to become a City of Sanctuary in October 2008. For more information or if you wish to get involved with the campaign please see the Bradford City of Sanctuary website.