Refugee charity issues urgent appeal for warm clothes as winter strikes

Article published: Monday, January 21st 2013

As winter weather hits Manchester and snow covers the ground, a charity has issued an urgent call for warm hats, gloves, scarves and coats for destitute asylum seekers.

Night and Day hosts benefit gig for torture survivors

Article published: Friday, November 9th 2012

Manchester musicians came together at the Northern Quarter’s Night and Day café last night to raise funds to support torture survivors in the UK.

Save Sukai: torture fear for Salford asylum seeker

Article published: Friday, September 28th 2012

Fears of torture and rape have been raised by supporters of Sukai Jack, a detained Salford asylum seeker due to be deported to Gambia tomorrow evening.

From Salford to Yarl’s Wood: sponsored cycle against asylum seeker destitution

Article published: Wednesday, July 25th 2012

Two women will raise funds for destitute asylum seekers this weekend by cycling 130 miles from Dallas Court Reporting Centre in Salford to Yarl’s Wood detention centre, Bedfordshire.

Cameroonian playwright Lydia Besong wins right to asylum

Article published: Thursday, May 17th 2012

Playwright Lydia Besong and her husband Bernard Batey have won their right to asylum after a six-year struggle to be recognised as refugees.

Specialist refugee health centre under threat

Article published: Thursday, May 10th 2012

Salford’s Horizon Primary Care Centre, a provider of specialist healthcare for asylum seekers in the city since 2004, could face closure in an attempt to cut NHS costs.

Law centre wins right to day in court against council

Article published: Thursday, April 26th 2012

South Manchester Law Centre has won its right to a judicial review of Manchester City Council’s decision to end funding for specialist immigration advice described by the judge as “unique”.