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When the Windrush scandal got personal

22 June 2018

Albert Thompson became the focus of the Windrush scandal when he was told he’d have to pay £54,000 for cancer treatment unless he could produce documentation proving his right to remain in the UK. Praxis...

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On the case

21 June 2018

Metropolitan’s Migration Foundation uses an endowment fund to help charities resolving destitution among refugees and asylum seekers. We talk to Kat Lorenz, director of the Asylum Support Appeals Project, which the Migration Foundation has supported...

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Speaking the same language

20 June 2018

Metropolitan’s Akbar Babukarkhail came to the UK from Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. He understands the trials his asylum seeker-customers face in the UK better than most. Akbar Babukarkhail knows what it’s like to flee your home, leave...

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Helping at home

18 May 2018

Bureaucracy got the better of Paul, threatening his composure and his home, but Metropolitan support worker Adenike Onigbanjo was there to offer vital support.   “An absolute gem.” That’s how Paul describes Metropolitan support worker...

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Battling back from a bombshell

17 May 2018

When Adrian, who has alcoholism, was ready to help himself, he got all the support he needed from Metropolitan In 1999, Adrian got a stark warning from his GP. Carry on the way he was...

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Finding a way back

16 May 2018

The two-year journey that has taken one Metropolitan customer from secure psychiatric hospital to a flat of his own Kai (not his real name) had been imprisoned for arson and criminal damage, before he was...

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Poetry, pals and a place to stay

15 May 2018

Steven has learnt to manage his schizophrenia, grow in confidence and think of the future at the Metropolitan home he shares in Hertfordshire Steven was in his late teens when he realised something was wrong....

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Moving on from Grenfell

14 May 2018

After witnessing the Grenfell Tower fire up-close, Jasmine had to leave her family home opposite the block to recover from the trauma. Metropolitan made that journey possible Jasmine lived in a tower block directly opposite...

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Bursary scheme set to boost number of graduates in Chalkhill

9 May 2018

Some of our young residents are in line for grants of £9,000 to help fund their further education A new bursary scheme is set to boost the number of Chalkhill residents going on to further...

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All sewn up?

17 April 2018

Metropolitan’s community Craft Café in Nottingham – part of the Ties in Notts project run by our support worker Kim Errington – needs your vote in the Big Lottery Fund ‘People’s Projects’ competition to win...

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