Sector Leaders defend charities right to campaign.

4in10 fully support the joint statement from social sector leaders on the right to campaign, issued following a speech in the House of Commons  by Sir John Hayes MP in which he stated that he and 20 other MP’s had written to the Charity Commission to complain about the Runnymede Trust’s response to the report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, (The Sewell report). Sir John asked for assurance from minister Kemi Badenoch that she make representations across government to “stop the worthless work—often publicly funded—of organisations that are promulgating weird, woke ideas…”  As the statement  says, the changes that charities are asking for are not “worthless” or “weird” but focused on solving some of this country’s most enduring challenges.

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Mental Health Support for Young Migrants and Asylum Seekers

In light of the dreadful 4th Suicide of a young Eritrean asylum seeker in the UK aged just 19, here are a number of London organisations supporting the mental health of young refugees, asylum seekers and migrants:


Challenge Your Candidates to Help End Child Poverty!

On 6 May, Londoners will vote for the next Mayor of London and 25 London Assembly Members.

Members of the London Child Poverty Alliance (LCPA) have published a shared manifesto which calls on the London mayoral candidates to commit to key actions that will have a significant and lasting impact on rates of child poverty in the capital.

The manifesto calls for action in four key areas: income, hunger, housing and inequalities.

Take a look at the full manifesto here.

We hope this manifesto will encourage those running for Mayor and to be members of the London Assembly to put a commitment to end child poverty and protect the rights of all the city’s children at their heart of their plans to help London recover from the pandemic.

Please read and share.


London Elects

Register to Vote by 19th April!

The London mayoral elections and the elections for London Assembly Members are fast approaching.

To vote everyone needs to be registered by the 19th April.

That can be done online.

You can also print of the form and send it in.

The form asks for an NI number but it is possible to register without one.

There is an easy read version of the instructions developed by Mencap.

Once registered people can then apply for a postal vote if they don’t want to vote in person.

The postal vote application has to go to the local authority and the address for all the individual local authority postal vote applications is here.

It was estimated that in the last election over 9 million eligible adults were not registered to vote.

In London many of those were in temporary or insecure rental accommodation.

Those on the lowest income, with the most to lose, are the most likely not to be registered to vote and to believe that they cannot register.

So long as you have some form of address you can register even if you have to re-register at every election.