Migrants Organise Walkers

Migrants Organise Walkers

London Legal Walk 2021

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Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]We did it! The [url=http://www.migrantsorganise.org]Migrants Organise [/url]team of 26 volunteers, members, supporters and staff braved the rain to walk 10km across London on [b]October 18th, with London Legal Walk 2021,[/b] to raise funds for essential legal advice for migrants and refugees with complex mental health conditions. [b]We are doing well but have some way to go to meet our target! Will you support us? [/b][/p][p][b]Please sponsor our team generously and help us spread the word! About our work: [/b][/p][p][b]''[i]The staff here have really fought for me. It is like, I have a voice here. It is heard. They helped us find legal aid. We have since been given our papers. I cannot tell how how thankful I am. But, I often wonder- what would have happened had I have not found this place? Where would I be?" Moromoke, Migrants Organise Member [/i][/b][/p][p][b]Migrants Organise[/b] has worked for over a decade to support migrants and refugees living with ongoing mental health issues to access justice. We have seen first-hand how the Hostile Environment immigration policies destroys lives and how easily people fall through the cracks. [/p][p]That's why we set up the [url=http://www.migrantsorganise.org/migrants-mental-capacity-advocacy-project-impact-report-launch/][b]Migrants Mental Capacity Advocacy (MMCA) Projec[/b][/url][b]t,[/b] to address some of the huge gaps in accessing justice for people with complex mental health conditions. [/p][p]We are aiming to raise [b]£5000 to access legal advice, guidance and legal support for migrants and refugees who have complex mental health conditions. [/b]These conditions include such as trauma related conditions as well as serious mental health issues like [b]schizophrenia; and/or or learning disabilities or difficulties.[/b][/p][p]This project is currently the only project of its kind in England & Wales bringing together direct practical support, training and wider strategic policy and advocacy on the issue of [b]mental capacity[/b] in the immigration system. [/p][p]A key part of this work is our network of [b]volunteer professional litigation friends [/b](social workers, solicitors and barristers), who act as independent advocates and provide much needed legal support to our members. The project relies heavily on volunteers and individual supporters,[b] so every penny raised makes a difference! [/b][/p][p][b]Testimony[/b] [/p][p][i]“Migrants Organise’s Legal Organisers, Brian Dikoff and the Community Programme team provided efficient and effective assistance to us in identifying a suitable litigation friend and in the helpful legal resources and ongoing advice they provided throughout the life of the case. They demonstrated expertise and connections to helpful partners that enabled them to quickly answer our queries in a complex case for an incredibly vulnerable client. Their input made a huge difference to our client who was granted indefinite leave to remain after a successful tribunal challenge, assisted by her litigation friend.” [/i]Central England Law Centre [/p][p][b]Case study [/b][/p][p][i]Rachel* was trafficked into the UK to do house work without any pay. She suffers from an un-diagnosed mental health issue, and often feels anxious and depressed. She had a mental health breakdown and was taken to hospital. The people she worked for then kicked her out of the house making her homeless. We worked closely with her to build a strong relationship. We assisted her in obtaining NASS support and destitution grant payments. We invited her into our classes and activities which helped her to feel supported. We found her an immigration solicitor – as Rachel trusted us, we were able to persuade her to engage with the solicitor for the first appointment. We made an application to the Court of Protection to authorise us to make decisions on her behalf. We tried our best to involve Rachel in the decision making process, but when this was not possible, we could still progress the case. She now has a pending application with the Home Office. [/i] [/p][p](Name changed) [/p][p][b]More Information on our MMCA Project[/b][/p][p]In addition to providing direct casework and assistance for people with complex mental health conditions (inc. individuals who are sectioned under the Mental Health Act) we have also produced guidance and training events for Lawyers, Presenting Officers, Hearing Centres, Tribunal Judges and Civil Society Organisations.[/p][p] [url=http://www.migrantsorganise.org/euss-legal-challenge-thank-you-for-your-solidarity/]Our recent challenge against the EU settlement scheme led to the Home Office's inclusion in their policy the issue of mental capacity.[/url] [/p][p]We need to continue to work with others to keep challenging the narrative and agenda as the governments new Nationality and Borders Bill will create an ever more hostile environment for migrants, particularly for those with added vulnerabilities. [url=https://www.migrantsorganise.org/migrants-mental-capacity-advocacy-project-impact-report-launch/]Read our report here[/url][/p][p][b]Thank you for your support! [/b][/p][p]Thank you for visiting our team's fundraising page for the 2021 London Legal Walk! We are also delighted that [url=https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=Bristows21&pageUrl=8]Bristows LLP[/url] who have provided invaluable pro bono support to our work will also donating 50% of what they raise to Migrants Organise! [/p][p]Our team is:[b] Gabriel Frankel, Kezia Pearce, Janis Jaffa, Carmen Caruso. Jeffery Samuelson, Mo Jawad, Tugba Tirpan, Reza Khalesi, Chris Thomas, Maja Neske, Nanou Thassinda, Nourane Clostre, Aliya Yule, Erica Lang, Brian Dikoff , Ffion Evans,[/b] [b]Micol Carmignani, Anya Draycott-Kapp, Bethan Evans, Francesca Valerio, Zrinka Bralo, Akram Salhab, Mallika Balakrishnan, Heike Langbein, Maymuna Osman, Pegah Kermani, Tessa Vangelderen, Bassam Bahgat, Kwesi Dickson[/b][/p][p][url=http://www.migrantsorganise.org][b]Migrants Organise [/b][/url]provides a platform for refugees and migrants to organise for power, dignity and justice to enable meaningful inclusion and integration head to our website [url=http://www.migrantsorganise.org]here[/url][/p]
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Oct 21, 2021

Cathie

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 20, 2021

Anonymous

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Oct 19, 2021

Gaynor

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Oct 19, 2021

Anonymous

£30.00

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Oct 19, 2021

Vanessa Lloyd

Well done team. Great cause.

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Oct 19, 2021

Ian Saville

Well done Tessa

£15.00


Oct 19, 2021

Joanna

Well done and for a good cause.

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Oct 19, 2021

Lucia

£10.00

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Oct 19, 2021

Erica

Well done team!

£30.00

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Oct 18, 2021

Anonymous

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