Information, Advice & Guidance
Provide information, impartial advice and guidance to migrants including new arrivals. Through providing unbiased information, support and guidance we assist migrants to make informed choices. Reliable unbiased information and guidance would enable migrants contemplate early interventions and effectively engage with the migration process. In this regard, we offer crisis prevention and empowerment pathways for migrants.
We do not provide legal/immigration advice but signpost to regulated specialist advisers.
Access to justice
Migration is complex, obtaining good legal/immigration advice from the onset of their migration journey is essential. The government’s policy of withdrawing legal aid for people with immigration matters systematically denies access to justice for the majority of vulnerable migrants who can not afford to pay for good quality legal advice and representation. As a consequence of policy, migrants are forced into a web of poverty, exploitaion and criminalisation. We work to prevent this by facilitating access to justice through signposting and referrals to credible legal services.
We enable and support migrants access fully their rights and entitlements. Our advocacy work prevents the most vulnerable from exploitation, discrimination and other forms of social injustice thereby reducing inequalities and fostering equality of access. We also work with mainstream services to enhance capacity and competency in dealing with migration issues so as to reduce the effects of vulnerability and insure meaningful integration.
Migrant Action helps new migrants find positive pathways to integration by accessing employment, volunteering, education etc. We are passionate about helping new migrants to immerse themselves into the new society as the seek to build new lives in Leeds.
Education, Training and Research
Migrant Action delivers awareness talks and basic training to organisations including academic institutions to enhance understanding of migration issues and promote positive community narratives on migration. We are keen to create safe spaces for constructive conversations on migration and other research based activities.