RAPAR, Manchester

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Petitioning Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar

Access to healthcare, housing and food for all

Anyone, an individual, or on behalf of any group, or on behalf of any organisation, can sign this petition, as Greta Thunberg said: ‘No one is too small to make a difference.’ Please share it too - #healthandsafetyforall ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE, HOUSING AND FOOD FOR ALL 27th March 2020 WE the undersigned call upon the Prime Minister of the UK and the Taoiseach of Ireland to use their vested powers to instruct the British and Irish States to act immediately and in all ways necessary so that ALL undocumented people, destitute people and migrant people in the legal process in both the UK and Ireland are granted Status Now, as in Leave to Remain. In this way every human, irrespective of their nationality or citizenship, can access healthcare, housing, food and the same sources of income from the State as everyone else. Everyone has the right to be in an environment where they can follow the Public Health directives necessary to limit COVID19 viral transmission to the absolute minimum and to care for themselves, their loved ones and their living and working communities. People living in extreme poverty and/or destitution and/or without immigration status in the UK or Ireland and/or without access to the NHS or the Irish Health System: Are unable to socially isolate as needed Cannot access health care, and income and other social support Cannot contribute openly and without fear, to making the population as safe as possible, alongside everyone else Migrant people who are in the legal system cannot keep physically safe on their allowances, because those allowances don’t amount to enough money to eat healthily, or buy and apply appropriate cleaning materials, and many are living in accommodation where they cannot socially isolate as they may want and need to. All people who are destitute and/or undocumented and living in the shadows fear what will happen to them if they identify themselves, cannot access healthcare, emergency shelter and food, nor report or seek protection from domestic violence, rape, exploitation and other abuses - levels of which are already rising. It is imperative - being in everyone’s best interests - that the basic needs of all are met. The letter version of this petition has been signed by the following groups and organisations (see original letter here).  ORGANISATION SIGNATORIES as at 13th May 2020All African Women’s GroupAkwaabaATD Fourth WorldBASW Cymru - British Association of Social Workers, CymruBent BarsBFAWU - Bakers’, Food & Allied Workers UnionBlack Women’s Rape Action ProjectBoabab Women's ProjectBorderlands CharityCARAG - Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action GroupCentral England Lipreading Support TrustComhlamhCommonword/CulturewordCroydon Refugee & New Communities ForumDocsNotCopsDoncaster Conversation ClubDPAC – Disabled People Against CutsEHID - End Heathrow Immigration DetentionEthnic Minorities and Youth Support Team, WalesFAF, GAF, LAFA and Feminist FightbackGDWG - Gatwick Detainees Welfare GroupHaringey WelcomeHighly Skilled Migrants UKKanlungan Filipino Consortium,Kent RefugeeHelpLabour Campaign for Free MovementLegal Action for WomenLeicester Quaker Meeting of SanctuaryLichfield City of SanctuaryLichfield Quaker MeetingLichfield Refugee AidManchester City of SanctuaryMASI – Movement of Asylum Seekers in IrelandMedical Professionals in the UK Seeking RegistrationMiddle East Solidarity MagazineMigrants Rights NetworkMOJUK - Miscarriages of Justice UKMRRC - Manchester Refugee Rights CollectiveNo-Deportations - Residence Papers for AllOldham UnityPayday Men's NetworkPositive Action in HousingPoverty Truth CommunityProject 17Public Interest Law CentreQARN - Quaker Asylum and Refugee NetworkRace on the AgendaRADAR - Rochdale Action on Destitution with Asylumseekers and RefugeesRAPAR - Refugee and Asylum seeker Participatory Action ResearchReclaim the PowerRemodelSamphireSt Nicholas of Tolentino RC ChurchThe3MillionTransport Salaried Staffs’ Association ​Women Against RapeWomen of Colour/Global Women's Strike

RAPAR, Manchester
4,007 supporters