Today I had a chance to meet with the volunteers from Host Nottingham (pictured), a group of local residents providing accommodation in their homes for destitute asylum seekers and newly recognised refugees.
You can find more information about their efforts at www.hostnottingham.org.uk and they are holding an open evening on Thursday 9th May from 6pm at the Sycamore Centre 33a Hungerhill Road NG3 4NB where they are based. If you have a spare room or have questions about how you can help, do please drop by.
It was concerning to hear the harrowing experiences of those who came into the UK fleeing awful circumstances in Syria and beyond – yet facing a ‘hostile environment’ when they arrived in the UK. I will be taking forward a number of suggestions for reforms that I heard about today.