Our vision: Working to ensure equity of rights and justice for migrants, enabling effective integration and social change
- Welcome and enable migrants to integrate effectively through advice, guidance and practical support
- Challenge the ‘hostile environment’ policies through research and campaigning rooted in casework
- Ensure advocacy and access to justice for migrants
- Provide a ‘safety net’ for vulnerable migrants with no recourse to public funds caught in destitution, homelessness and other forms of structural injustice
- Help grow grassroots capacity for influencing system change through lived experience leadership
ADVOCACY & EQUITY
The government’s immigration policy is deliberately aimed at creating a hostile environment for migrants whereby migrants’ basic rights and justice are systematically eroded. Through advocacy, we seek to challenge all forms of discrimination, inequality and injustice. We enable migrants to access their rights and justice through working collaboratively with legal, corporate, voluntary, public organisations.
Migrant Action is an organisation rooted in lived experiences of migration and working directly with different groups of migrants. Our lived experience underpins our values, mission, vision values and how we work.
Migrant Action supports migrants to overcome the barriers they face and enable people to make informed decisions. Through providing information, advice, good guidance and advocacy support, migrants become more aware of their rights and choices.
PREVENTION & EARLY INTERVENTION
We recognize that crisis intervention is not only costly but often counter-productive. The prospects for positive outcomes are significantly enhanced through early and targeted interventions. Migrant Action adopts a proactive and early interventionist approach to work with migrants and other services.
CONFIDENTIALITY & IMPARTIALITY
Migrant Action offers migrants a safe space to openly explore sensitive and complex issues. We respect the individual’s right to privacy. When and where information needs to be shared, we would follow strict information sharing protocols. We are an independent organization and adopt a non-judgemental and non-directive approach to advice and guidance by enabling migrants to fully explore the range of options and in order to confidently make informed choices.
Migrant Action works collaboratively with other agencies and builds strategic alliances in order to effectively support migrants and influence wider policy/systemic changes.
Our work is based on and shaped by the needs and experiences of migrants.