Refugee Support (Devon)

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We aim to improve the level of support asylum seekers and refugees receive both from our organisation and from other local organisations. We aim to reduce the isolation of asylum seekers and refugees and increase integration/participation into the local communities they are living in.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1143884)

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Location

Situation

We aim to fill the gaps in support for asylum seekers and refugees by complementing existing services providing direct support to aid integration and participation in the community. The need for the project has arisen from the number of asylum seekers and refugees living in Exeter and Devon, the lack of other accessible services in the area, the marginalisation of the group of clients and the barriers to accessing support.

Solution

We provide a safe and welcoming environment where refugees and asylum seekers can seek information and support on issues such as living in the UK, accessing local services, education and training. We can signpost individuals to mainstream services and we promote general well-being. We provide emergency funding to help those in extreme need. This is the only immediate financial support available to destitute asylum seekers. However highly skilled or educated, they are often not allowed to work.