Thursday, February 17, 2005

Winchester Visitors Group

Interesting meeting with this group who deal with the problems of asylum seekers - the interest initiated when they agreed to visit people in prisons and detention centres.

They were highlighting the problems that had emerged with the group of people who are not allowed to work and are not allowed access to public funds. Some were taken in by extreme religious groups (there will no doubt be a pay back) or had to resort to crime and for some women the only answer is prostitution.
Is this really what we are trying to achieve?