Ministry of Justice call for views on the Governments Human Rights Reform proposals.

The government is committed to replacing the Human Rights Act 1998. This consultation seeks views on the government’s proposals to revise the Human Rights Act and replace it with a Bill of Rights. To help them take full account of all potential impacts, including equality impacts, they have published a consultation document. Responses must be in by March 8th.

UCL Champions Research Project on life in temporary housing welcomes new participants.

The project is urgently looking for families living in temporary accommodation for their research into the effect of the pandemic on those families. They are also interested in hearing from professionals who have been supporting families in TA.

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants is seeking survey responses.

 

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants are asking supporters to complete a survey to help them plan future work.

Youth Ask.  Support the youth service letter writing campaign.

The campaign are asking young people to write to the Prime Minister demanding more to be spent directly on Youth Services. Of the £500million investment over 5 years promised in September 2019 NONE has been spent. It was re-promised in October 2021 over 3 years but broken down into £173million for the National Citizens Service and £368million for refurbishing youth clubs and buildings or for new buildings leaving almost nothing for the original commitment for staff, training and resources.

London Travel Watch, urgent request to write to your MP's.

London Travel Watch are calling on people to urgently contact their MP’s to ask them to write to the Transport Secretary and the Mayor of London, requesting that they come together to find a solution to TfL’s current funding gap. Funding for Transport for London hangs in the balance, with significant cuts to services on the horizon if they don’t get the funding they need from Government when their current deal runs out on December 11th. TfL said that they may be forced to make 18% cuts to bus routes and 9% cuts to the underground, and halt planned walking and cycling schemes. We are particularly worried about cuts to the bus because so many lower income Londoners rely on it to get to work and education.

Ensure Workers Rights

 

Citizens Advice is asking the Government to take urgent action to ensure that workers are treated fairly and safely during this unprecedented crisis. Without urgent government action, the jobs crisis risks being faced unequally. This will affect people who have historically faced higher barriers in finding suitable work. Citizens Advice is calling on government to:

  • Put emergency funding into existing enforcement bodies, to ensure people are treated fairly and safely by employers during this unprecedented crisis.

  • Fast-track its plan for setting up a Single Enforcement Body. People need a single point of access where they can go and expect to have their rights enforced.

The young people at Bite Back are looking for school meal stories.

The #SpillTheBeans report has been presented to the UK Government! It talks about how school food is a postcode lottery — depending on where you live, the meals you eat will be better or worse, and those in less affluent areas are usually at a disadvantage. The more evidence they collect, the more power they have. They would like to hear more stories from young people, as decision makers react really positively when hearing about the direct impact on young people’s lives. If you are at school — or know a young person who is – please  ask them to share their story by clicking here. This is their chance to be heard.

Home Office Want Your Views

The Home Office are trying to better understand the needs of migrant victims of domestic abuse with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) and are asking all organisations working in this space to complete a 10 minute survey. Any questions, please email Lucy Makinson

Keep support for 16 and 17 year old children in care.

 

Every child in care should be guaranteed care up to the age of 18 but new government legislation will leave thousands of children without care every year.

New legislation will ban councils from putting children aged 15 or younger in unregulated accommodation such as bedsits, flats and shared housing.

But, ministers say 16 and 17 year-olds don’t need this protection and they can manage in accommodation where they don’t receive any care. This decision has let down thousands of children and is a serious blow to the many organisations and care experienced people who have been campaigning for better regulation. Please sign the petition.

Citizens Advice UK need your input.

Citizens Advice are working to develop an address and collect service for those with no safe or permanent postal address. They are interested to talk to frontline workers to explore further how this might work.

Inclusion London are collecting evidence to share.

Inclusion London are collecting evidence on how the government complies with the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People. Closing 22nd  November.

Survey on Social Prescribing in London.

London Plus have a short survey to gain insight into the demand for social prescribing services in London. Please help  by taking part if you are an organisation involved in social prescribing.

  • #KeeptheLifeline are asking people to text Rishi Sunak.

On a free text number, tell him why he should reinstate the £20 Universal Credit Cut in the Spending Review due at the end of the month.. The number is 45561. If you prefer, the Trussell Trust have an online form to send him a message.

No Child Left Behind Campaign

Calling for signatures to a petition demanding that Free School Meals should be available to all families on Universal Credit.

Demonstration outside parliament.

Refugees Welcome demonstration outside Parliament on 20th October to make our voices heard against the Nationality and Borders Bill and to show support for young refugees and asylum seekers. Meeting point will be at the Nelson Mandela statue. and they will be there from 4pm for a 4.30 start.  Any questions please contact Ryshel.

Association for Young People's Health, Use of Language Survey.

Exploring the topic of young people’s health inequalities. They are asking for help with a survey regarding the use of language and terminology to help identify groups most in need of support within research, policy and practice.

Cinks Survey on new Probation Model Commissioning.

A survey on the new probation model. This survey aims to specifically understand the impact of the commissioning model on the ability of voluntary organisations to engage with the new probation programme.

Independent Review of Children's Social Care.

Independent Review of children’s social care has been published. The researchers now want feedback on the Case for Change and the questions it poses. They have published a workforce engagement plan and have updated their engagement plans for people with lived experience of children’s social care. More information about these opportunities and the review itself is available on the website.

Parentkind and CPAG survey.

Survey on what parents and families think would be most beneficial for them and their children in terms of extended school day activities.

Trade Union Congress Petition on Sick Pay

Calling for signatures to a petition demanding sick pay for all workers without a minimum earnings threshold.

Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity. Evidence for Equality National Survey (EVENS).

EVENS aims to address the equality data gaps. To take part in EVENS, you need to be aged 18 or over and identify as from an ethnic or religious minority group. If you are eligible, you will be sent a link to fill in the survey, or you can take part over the phone

Mayors Office Community Strength Survey

Community Strengths Survey .This will measure community strength across London and offer support, if and where needed.

National Youth Agency, Youth Sector Census.

National Youth Agency are running a National Youth Sector Census and want to hear from all organisations and groups who deliver or support youth services and out of school activities.

Z2K

Z2K Letters to MP's

Z2K are asking people to write to their MP demanding the promised publication of the consultation on disability benefits, including proposals to reform the assessment processes.

Young Women's Trust Petition

Young Women’s Trust are asking for signatures on a petition regarding the £20 Universal Credit uplift.

Research Request for Parents

University of Southampton is looking for parents (with at least one child aged 16 or under) who may be interested in taking part in a one-to-one research discussion about the way that information on families is collected and used by government and services. To take part or for more information please email.

Redbridge Women and Girls safety survey

Redbridge Council are seeking the views of women and girls living, working, and/or travelling in the borough so that they can understand what steps are needed to take to ensure they feel safe.  Share your views by completing an online survey.

Action for Trustee Racial Diversity

Action for Trustee Racial Diversity seeks to evidence experiences of individuals from Black and Asian backgrounds who are either in their first trustee role, or who have applied successfully or unsuccessfully to become a trustee, or who are interested in becoming a trustee.

Contact Petition

Contact have launched a petition demanding access to Covid vaccine for disabled and vulnerable children.

End Child Poverty Coalition

End Child Poverty Coalition of which 4in10 is a member, is publishing new data giving levels of local child poverty data for every constituency and Local Authority in the UK on 19th May. If you are working with families and young people with lived experience who might be interested in speaking to the media to help get the message out about this new data please let us know.

Never More Needed

Never More Needed Campaign.

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.

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.