People seeking asylum are excluded from claiming normal UK welfare benefits and most asylum seekers are not allowed to work. Asylum seekers who cannot and support “disappear” through the cracks and are left destitute. We aim to provide people in the asylum process practical and emotional support.
Our asylum support work offers Afro Innovation members one-to-one advice to and solutions to issues affecting their asylum process. Our aim is to prevent destitution, homelessness and social isolation among asylum seekers in Leicester by providing personal advice on how to get the required support from the Home Office, Social Services, local charities, and the NHS.