Destitution Motions (not to be confused with the City of Sanctuary motion)Councils up and down the country have shown their opposition to government policies that force those seeking safety into poverty and homelessness by passing a Motion Against Destitution, including:
Glasgow, Bristol, Sheffield,Oxford, Bradford, Leeds, Liverpool, Kirklees, Swansea, Leicester, Manchester, Coventry and Cambridge.
Download the Template Resolution on Destitution for City Councils
Please contact us for further support with this.
See also the Asylum Activism Network resource “How to win the argument – Destitution motions” .
We also recommend the Joint Commitment to Action be used to inform the follow-up to securing the resolution on Destitution.
‘Ending Asylum Destitution’ Conference 2015
In March 2015 an ‘Ending Asylum Destitution’ conference was held in Bristol looking at practical action Councils and other partners can take to relieve destitution. At the conference, Bristol became the first councils to sign a joint commitment on ending asylum destitution.
Click here to download the Bristol Conference documents:
Ending Asylum Destitution Local Action Examples
Joint Commitment to Action to End Destitution