Calling frontline asylum organisations! New programme from Refugee Action
Refugee Action is growing its Asylum Guide programme and is looking for more frontline asylum organisations to join their network.
Refugee Action’s Asylum Guide programme is growing across the UK. With programmes in Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, they are looking for 15 more organisations to join in delivering the new programme rooted in the principles of Early Action and de-escalation.
“I couldn’t do anything before by myself, I couldn’t ring a solicitor, I couldn’t go to meetings, now I feel more confident, I travel to places by myself, I ask my solicitor when I have questions. You helped me when I was in the dark” – Asylum Guide client
Focusing on legal education and human rights, Asylum Guide volunteers support asylum seekers to be better equipped for each stage of their asylum journey. We offer ongoing support and training to each organisation so they’re equipped to run the programme. The website contains a coordinator toolkit, a volunteer toolkit and support videos to help organisations deliver Asylum Guides.
“I hope many people can get the same help in the future. Many people misunderstand the process, so it would be very good for them to have the same support… The project should be announced publicly for more people to access it.” - Asylum Guide client
Asylum Guides is a brilliant way to increase the capacity and impact of your organisation. If you’re interested in finding out more, or acting as a partner to the project, please register your details online or contact the Asylum Guides National Programme Project Manager directly RachelW@refugee-action.org.uk