Rhetoric and reality of the impact of immigration-The Guardian, Tuesday 26 March 2013
Rough sleepers from central and eastern Europe make up almost a third of London’s homeless. Despite this, the City of London and Lambeth are cutting funding for specialist charity Barka UK. Barka (barge in Polish) serves as a lifeboat for rough sleepers, giving excluded migrants the opportunity to reconnect with their families, rehabilitate in projects in Poland and reintegrate into society. Since 2007, Barka has helped almost 3,000 migrant rough sleepers return home.
Lib Dem, House of Lords