Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Sheffield Student Action for Refugees are hosting a talk and discussion with Kate Smith, a research fellow at University of Huddersfield, and John Grayson, journalist and co-chair of South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum group (SYMAAG), on the disastrous impacts of UK asylum support on mothers and their children.
Kate Smith will present the findings of the in-depth research she has carried out with mothers' and their experiences of asylum support. Her research identifies the ways in which the UK government is failing to provide adequate support to mothers and their children. Kate also works with women seeking asylum, refugees and new migrants at WomenCentre, Kirklees.
John Grayson has campaigned for the rights of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants for years. In recent years his focus has been on the housing services provided by the government for asylum seekers. John also writes extensively on issues relating to asylum seekers, refugees and migration and you can find his articles on open democracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/author/john-grayson
In extremely recent news the campaign to prevent G4S providing asylum housing, which John was a major part of, was successful. John's section of the talk will focus on the extraordinary feat of taking on multi-billion pound company, and winning.