Cooperation and collaboration between small ground-level non-profit services is fundamental to improving outreach and increasing awareness, propelling innovation and growth, reducing duplication, building resilience, cutting costs and increasing funding opportunities; all allowing a sustainable long-term future.
The talks were bold indictments of a state that has conscripted all areas of society into enforcing its racialised immigration control system, a state that has turned bankers, landlords, teachers, nurses, doctors and even NGO workers into border guards. A state that speaks of humans as ‘illegals’.
So long as the Home Office fails to engage seriously with a case until it is in court, those without access to a lawyer will suffer serious injustice, as was recently exposed by the Windrush scandal. Meanwhile, millions of pounds are wasted in preparing and issuing cases in court, only for the Home Office to withdraw decisions which should never have been made in the first place.