Detention Action call on people to respond to Government Immigration Plan by May 6th.

Detention Action have published a helpful guide for those wanting to respond to the public consultation on Priti Patel’s ‘New Plan for Immigration’. Deadline for submissions is 11.45pm on Thursday 6th May. This has been sent out to Conservative Party Members and known supporters who have been encouraged to respond.

Unity Project are Listening

Unity Project are holding ‘listening sessions’ with people living with NRPF and are keen to hear directly from anyone willing to share their stories and to talk about what would make the most positive difference for them. If you have families interested in taking part please contact Mary at Unity.

Shelter Petition

Shelter are asking for signatures on a petition to  government to ensure the new Renters Reform Bill scraps unfair Section 21 evictions and creates a landlord to end the uncertainty of private renting.

z2k disability benefit survey

Z2K have published a survey to understand about the impact of the current assessment process for people who have experienced a PIP or Fitness for Work assessment. Survey responses needed by 28th April.

Freedom from Torture

are asking for support in developing their ongoing strategy. Please complete their survey.

NCVO Research into the Voluntary Sector

With Sheffield Hallam and Nottingham Trent Universities NCVO are continuing their research into the effect of the pandemic on the voluntary sector. The survey for the latest round of this research is now available.

Carers Uk

Are calling on the Government to urgently act to address the financial hardship that many unpaid carers face due to their caring responsibilities.

The Home Office

Have published a consultation on its new punitive plans for migrants and asylum seekers. Do take part and give your views.

Hope Instead of Handcuffs Campaign

Is urging the government to ban the use of handcuffs to restrain young people both in the youth justice system and in care.

Never More Needed

Never More Needed

is the ongoing campaign to get government to recognise the vital role of the voluntary sector and to ensure it is properly funded and supported. The campaign has five main demands:

  1. A targeted programme of support to succeed the coronavirus job retention scheme.
  2. Introduce the Gift Aid Emergency Relief Package
  3. Repurpose and access stranded funds to support charity services
  4. Ensure effective and efficient distribution of the Shared Prosperity Fund
  5. Strengthen long-term financial sustainability of local authorities by increasing core government funding.

centre for mental health

Centre for Mental Health

is working as an independent partner alongside coalition members Mind, THRIVE LDN and the Greater London Authority to explore how the mental health voluntary sector in London has experienced and responded to Covid-19. If you represent a voluntary or community sector organisation which provides services in London, please share your experiences in a short survey.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Keep The Lifeline Campaign

is calling on government to make the £20 uplift to Universal Credit brought in during the pandemic to become permanent.

Generation Rent

Generation Rent

are calling on MP’s to put pressure on government to end the rent debt crisis by launching a Covid Debt Fund.

Centre for London

Centre for London

is working with the Mayors Office and others to produce a ‘shared vision for London 2050’. They have created a survey with a wide variety of options as to what matters to you and for London. Please do share the survey with your networks and those who use your services.

end child poverty

End Child Poverty Campaign

is a coalition of organisations calling on the government to put children at the heart of the budget. They have produced a template email you can send to your local MP that can be edited based on your organisation’s knowledge and experience if you prefer.



have three campaigns needing your support:

  1. Along with the Disability Forum they are calling on the government to urgently increase legacy benefits in line with the Universal Credit uplift.
  2. That the Government commit to an independent investigation into how and why misleading Universal Benefit adverts were approved within the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)
  3. To stop the DWP sending letters telling doctors to withhold sick notes from the ill and disabled people seeking Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).



School during coronavirus survey for families, children and young people. This research will be used to make informed recommendations to schools, councils and the government about how best to support families. Please share.

Help a child to learn

The Help a Child To Learn campaign

website includes a function for users to find out the level of child poverty in their local area to utilise and share if this will help campaigns and policy work. Please sign and share the Help a Child to Learn petition calling for Government to take urgent action to tackle the rising tide of poverty.