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Black on Board

10 July 2018

We’re launching a fantastic new professional development opportunity, open to all black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) residents. In the UK, people from BAME backgrounds are significantly underrepresented at board level. Our ‘Black on Board’...

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Metropolitan continues transformation

6 July 2018

Metropolitan’s transformation continues at pace, as highlighted in its annual report for 2017/18. Other highlights from the report, published today, include Partnership with Thames Valley progressing to plan £229m spent on new development (2017: £190m)...

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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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In the wake of Windrush and at the dawn of Metropolitan

22 June 2018

Keith Shaw came to Britain shortly after the Empire Windrush, which brought the first wave of Caribbean migrants here 70 years ago. A Metropolitan resident for more than 50 years, he helped establish the housing...

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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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Hilltops on the rise

12 June 2018

Metropolitan support is making a big difference to the Chalkhill football team The Metropolitan Hilltops are celebrating their most successful season to date, with league promotion and two cup finals. And the football team of...

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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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