People in Greater Manchester are spending years, even decades, in destitution

A new joint report by the Boaz Trust and Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU) has found that people in the city-region are forced into destitution for years, sometimes decades, as a result of their immigration status. One woman interviewed spent 16 years in immigration limbo.

This research includes in-depth interviews with Greater Manchester residents and a series of recommendations to national government. It also lays out what can be done to design destitution out of our city-region, building on positive regional developments in recent years.

We are immensely grateful to the five individuals who shared their stories in this report. Some of the material discussed was difficult, but those interviewed were committed to sharing their experiences for the sake of making a difference for others.

If you'd like to read either a copy of the full report, or the shorter policy briefing, just click the button below. We'd also love to hear your thoughts and reflections as you read through the report. Get in touch with us on [email protected]

Read the report & policy briefing

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