Xan Youles

Xan is a researcher and writer with a background in working with refugee and asylum-seeking communities in the North of England. She is passionate about holding Governments and failing governmental policies to account whilst highlighting the experiences of marginalised people to encourage empathy, awareness and action. An LGBT and feminist writer, she is particularly interested in LGBTQ+ and women's experiences.

refugee doctors

Let Refugee Doctors Help, Charity Pleads

Charity RefuAid is appealing to the UK government to let refugee doctors living in Britain to assist in the coronavirus pandemic. The charity is asking for medics to be speedily or temporarily registered as practising doctors, claiming that out of...

Rise in EU Nationals Being Refused Settled Status

Hundreds of individuals in Britain originally from countries in the EU are being told they cannot stay in the UK after applying for official immigration status post-Brexit, data has revealed. Most recent statistics detail that 300 European-born...

Racism Against Staff on the Coronavirus Frontline

NHS nurse Reizel Quaichon has spoken out after being abused due to the colour of her skin. Reizel posted on Facebook to bring awareness to the horrific incident and highlight just how traumatic it is to be a victim of hate crime. Xenophobic abuse of...

Covid 19

Covid-19: Hostile Environment Jeopardises Public Health

Activists are calling on the Government to put an immediate end to the hostile environment as COVID-19 spreads worldwide. Campaigners and researchers fear that deliberately hostile immigration policies and laws prevent migrants from coming forward...

Mental Health, Disability and Deportation

The Government has shown its lack of interest in assisting individuals with mental health issues, as seen by the cuts to funding for mental health services. The most vulnerable people who are experiencing mental health difficulties have intersecting...