"Our vision is of London being home to Central and Eastern European (CEE) migrants where they can make choices about their families, work and homes, and live fulfilled lives as respected members of local communities. Our mission is supporting CEE migrants who experience poverty, exploitation and social exclusion in order to help them to make choices about their lives and realize their potential as equal members of communities."

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FREE workshops in May 2016 – in Polish, Romanian and Bulgarian

May brings many exciting opportunities to learn more about your rights as a EU national in the UK. This month we are going to talk about residence, voting rights, child benefits and tac credits, employment/self-employment rights and maternity/paternity rights. More details will follow soon – if you are interested in learning more NOW please email Kasia […]

Przypominamy – bezplatny warsztat nt. prawa pracy, praw osob samo-zatrudnionych i emerytur, 26 kwietnia (wtorek), 17:30 lub 19:00, Polski Osrodek Lewisham

Zapraszamy wszystkich na BEZPLATNY warsztat dotyczacy podstawowych praw pracowniczych, praw osob samozatrudnionych oraz uprawnien emerytalnych w Wielkiej Brytanii! Co: warsztat dot. podstawowych praw pracowniczych, samozatrudnienia oraz uprawnien emerytalnych Jezyk: polski Kiedy: 26 kwietnia 2016, 17:30-19:00 lub 19:30-21:00 Gdzie: Polski Osrodek Lewisham, 8 Waldram Park Road, Londyn SE23 2PN Koszt: BEZPLATNE Rezerwacja miejsc: nie konieczna

We contributed to drafting community responses to human trafficking – 2nd European workshop PRO-ACT, 20-21 April 2016

On 20 and 21 April we took part in the second European workshop relating the improvement of identification and support of victims of human trafficking. In July 2015 we went to Amsterdam as guest contributors of the first European Workshop within the EU project PRO-ACT looking at improving methods of identifying and supporting victims of human […]

FREE workshop in Polish: prawa pracy, samozatrudnienie, emerytury w jez. polskim! 26 kwietnia, 17:30 lub 19:30 w Polskim Osrodku Lewisham

Zapraszamy wszystkich na BEZPLATNY warsztat dotyczacy podstawowych praw pracowniczych, praw osob samozatrudnionych oraz uprawnien emerytalnych w Wielkiej Brytanii! Co: warsztat dot. podstawowych praw pracowniczych, samozatrudnienia oraz uprawnien emerytalnych Jezyk: polski Kiedy: 26 kwietnia 2016, 17:30-19:00 lub 19:30-21:00 Gdzie: Polski Osrodek Lewisham, 8 Waldram Park Road, Londyn SE23 2PN Koszt: BEZPLATNE Rezerwacja miejsc: nie konieczna Zapraszamy!

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Human trafficking for forced labour – what response do we want?

Human trafficking is a serious crime and a violation of human rights. Victims are coerced, lured into or threaten to perform work that they cannot refuse. They are threaten with violence, abuse, reporting to the police, often manipulated to petty crime to keep them terrified and obedient. Their documents are taken away. They are forced […]

We met with Gangmasters Licensing Authority

Today we participated in the meeting of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority’s (GLA) NGO/Worker Liaison Group. We have been invited following our involvement in protecting migrant workers’ rights and voicing concerns on behalf of vulnerable Eastern European workers who have been or who are at risk of labour abuse and exploitation. The GLA is a labour […]

Employment Rights workshop on 9 February – testimonials!

On February 9 in partnership with New Europeans, we held a training session on employment rights. The session was great – lots of knowledge passed on, lots of good questions asked and lots of great feedback we received from participants! This is only a handful of their testimonials: ‘Extremely useful. Training was delivered in a very […]

Can we help Eastern European migrants who are victims of modern slavery?

Today we spoke with the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Mr Kevin Hyland OBE to contribute to the implementation of Commissioner’s office strategic plan for improved identification and care for victims of modern slavery. The meeting was organised by Labour Exploitation Advisory Group, hosted by Focus on Labour Exploitation. Modern slavery is a crime where a person or a […]