"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."

We are in Sky News talking about British citizenship and anxiety over Brexit

We are in Sky News article talking about the increase of interest in applications to become a British citizen. This increase has been sparked by fears over the future of Eastern Europeans and other EU nationals post the Brexit referendum. The article also quotes Eastern European nationals who made their lives for themselves and families […]

Display Wizard donated a free banner to our charity!

Display Stand supplier Display Wizard kindly donated a banner to our charity!!! We would like to thank Display Wizard for their generosity – with the banner we are more visible and reach out to even more Eastern European migrants in need of advice and support. Thank you Display Wizard!

New report on labour abuses and exploitation from Labour Exploitation Advisory Group

Labour Exploitation Advisory Group (LEAG) of which we are members, has published a new research addressing the issue of labour abuses that in certain circumstances turn into exploitation and modern slavery. The report contains also a number of recommendations to public agencies concerned about labour relations and exploitation. Read the report here. We have participated […]

We are in Neasden Festival, Saturday 9 July!

On Saturday, 9 July, we went to Neasden Festival to reach out to Eastern Europeans living in London Borough of Brent. The event was a great success – we met many of our fellow expats as well as the Mayor of Brent and key council officer. It was an excellent opportunity for us to highlight […]

After the referendum – has anything changed for Eastern Europeans? No.

Ever since the outcome of the Brexit referendum is known, there has been a flurry of communications regarding the status of EU nationals living in the UK as well as letters and petitions demanding from the government that they confirm this status for us. Without shadow of doubt, these attempts were good-willed and aimed at […]

Brexit is a reality we all have to learn to live with

Yesterday British voters decided to terminate membership in the European Union. What does it mean for 3 millions EU nationals living in the UK? What can we expect? We face the new reality of living in communities split between those wishing to leave and those wanting to stay. Our fellow expats – Eastern Europeans living […]

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 […]