Barka UK is participating in the Parliamentary Rough Sleeping Group meeting.
On Tuesday, February the 5th, Barka UK’s CEO Ewa Sadowska, and Barka UK’s Free Helpline operator Agnieszka Baczkiewicz took part in the second of the series of the working meetings on rough sleeping, organised and chaired by Lord Roberts of Llandudno. The meeting was attended by the representatives of London councils, Metropolitan Police, Romanian Embassy, NGOs, such as Barka UK, St Mungo’s, Thames Reach, and many others. During the meeting, which focused predominantly on the issue of Roma migration and homelessness in the UK, Barka UK’s representatives spoke on their experience in working with homeless Central and Eastern European migrants, in particular with Roma minority groups. Ewa Sadowska invited representatives of the Romanian Embassy to join Lord Roberts and his assistants on the study visit to Barka Poland in April this year, in order to experience Barka’s alternative system of support for excluded and vulnerable members of society. The aim of the visit is to witness Barka’s model of work, which gathers people from the weakest groups, giving them possibilities to rebuild their lives, upgrade vocational skills and find their way in the new socioeconomic reality, through the creation of Schools of Social Animation, Social Integration Centres, Social Economy Centres, social cooperatives, etc.