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Liz asks for donations to Leicester foodbanks

Please, if you can, donate to your local foodbank. Since the rollout of Universal Credit began in Leicester, the number of people going to foodbanks in our city has gone up by 20%. With Christmas just around the corner, many people – including families with children – will be really struggling. To find out where your nearest foodbank is, ask your local councillor at leicester.gov.uk/councillors or get in touch with me and my office. Thanks to Action Homeless Leicester and Wonky Veg Boxes

Posted by Liz Kendall on Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Since the rollout of Universal Credit began in Leicester, the number of people going to foodbanks has gone up by 20%. With Christmas just around the corner, many people will really struggle. So please, if you can, donate to your local foodbank – not just over Christmas but throughout the year.

To find out where your nearest foodbank is, ask your local councillor at leicester.gov.uk/councillors or get in touch with me and my office at 42 Narborough Road on liz.kendall.mp {at} parliament(.)uk.

You can also read more about the work done by Action Homeless Leicester here.

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Liz Kendall MP supports Carers Rights Day

Today is Carers Rights Day, the annual event to raise awareness about the needs of the UK’s six and a half million unpaid carers. Share this message and make sure everyone knows the important work carers do. Visit Carers UK www.carersuk.org for information on carers rights or to get advice and support

Posted by Liz Kendall on Thursday, 29 November 2018

On 30th November, I marked Carers Rights Day. This is the annual event to raise awareness about the needs of the UK’s six and a half million unpaid carers.

I’ve been backing Carers UK’s calls for 10 days of paid leave for carers who are also holding down paid work.

Visit Carers UK for information on carers rights and to get advice and support.

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On 12 November, I was proud to support calls for a fairer asylum system at the Sanctuary in Parliament event organised by City of Sanctuary and Asylum Matters. It is essential that people who come to the UK after fleeing war, torture and persecution find safety and are treated with dignity and respect.

You can read more about the event and campaign here.

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The Government’s confusion over citizens’ rights after Brexit and what will happen in the event of a ‘no deal’ exit is causing serious concern for the three million EU nationals living in the UK. On 5th November, I questioned the Immigration Minister about the Government’s plans to end EU freedom of movement and what would really be changing for EU citizens after March 2019. You can read the full debate here.

This week I signed a letter sent by trade union Prospect to the Immigration Minister that called for urgent clarity on the rights of EU workers settled in the UK. The letter also called for the Government and employers to pay the £65 bill EU workers face to gain settled status in the UK. You can read the letter here.

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