COMPAS will host a Breakfast Briefing on “What shapes migrant destitution and what can be done about it?” on 11th April 2014.
The event will be held at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, 48 Charles Street, London W1J 5EN, from 8:30am to 9:45am.
For many reasons, destitution appears to be a growing problem among migrants. London rough sleeping data consistently show more than half of rough sleepers are migrants, although proportions are generally much lower elsewhere.
This breakfast briefing will look at the evidence of how much destitution there is among migrants, the different reasons why it occurs and also the difficulties in assessing the extent of destitution.
It will also look at how advice agencies and others can assist destitute migrants and what issues arise in doing so.
The breakfast briefing will also look briefly at a case study of a current project.
The event will be addressed by Sue Lukes, former member of the Housing and Migration Network, and John Perry, former member of the Housing and Migration Network, Policy Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Housing and manager of the Housing Rights website www.housing-rights.info.
Please email [email protected] if you would like to attend the April Breakfast Briefing. Spaces are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.