Asylum seekers

People seeking asylum have often fled war, violence, or religious persecution.

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They travel thousands of miles to try and find a safe place to live, sometimes in order to join other relatives. While their asylum or immigration claim in England is ongoing, they are not allowed to work or claim benefits. If their claim is rejected they are made homeless, with nowhere else to go, while they try to claim again.

We partner with charity Housing Justice to support these individuals. Housing Justice matches them with London hosts who have a spare room in their home. Although the hosts provide food and accommodation, the migrants are still without income for any other living expenses. Church Homeless Trust provides grants for these migrants to cover living expenses such as travel fare to appointments, and clothing.

Stories about the support we provide for asylum seekers:

Help for homeless refugees