Every month, members of NELMA run a mutual support group at Akwaaba for families with no recourse to public funds who are seeking or receiving support by social services under Section 17. We aim to provide emotional support, solidarity, and to find collective solutions to the poor treatment of destitute families by local authorities. Please join us for a discussion of the challenges involved in being supported by social services and help us come up with ways to stop councils (and central government) from treating families in need so badly.

The forum is only for families directly affected by these issues and is not an open meeting.