In November 2016, working with North East London Migrant Action, we contacted the Mayor of Hackney Council about some of the systemic poor practice we saw when working with families in Hackney.
We raised the following issues with Mayor Philip Glanville:
Disappointingly - and despite the Mayor promising NELMA that he would reply to us - we have received no acknowledgement of our letter, and no response to points we raised.
The Mayor also promised NELMA that an internal review would be conducted into how Hackney treats destitute migrant families who seek support – and that NELMA would be informed of the outcome. Despite multiple email reminders, the Mayor has not been in contact with NELMA since 20th December 2016.
We continue to call on Hackney Council to remedy the way support for families with NRPF is implemented in Hackney and strongly urge Hackney Council to conduct an independent review into the provision of support under section 17 to families with no recourse to public funds.