Case Study: ‘Robbie’


“I was lost and despondent, not knowing where to go,” says Robbie.* “Feeling really, really low.”

  • not his real name


From the age of four, Robbie* had lived his life as an undocumented Barbados citizen, unable to apply for a UK passport or even a driver’s license. Under the Home Office’s ‘hostile environment’ policy, Robbie was dismissed from his job as carer, his full-time role for over a decade.



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Jules Powis

Jules Powis

I’ve written for BBC radio, science podcasts and video journalism plus online content for a wide range of clients in both the commercial and public sector.