Please note: most of our staff are working flexibly and the office may not be open at all times. Please call 07506 211756 or email firstname.lastname@example.org as a first point of contact.
BEACON’s vision is that the Bradford district becomes a hospitable community where people seeking asylum and refugees are welcome, enjoy access to justice and fair treatment and are supported on their journey to independence and integration
Our McKenzie Friends are volunteers without formal legal training, who assist people seeking asylum to navigate the complexities of the asylum system. This often involves providing information, facilitating access to legal advice and assisting with research. It may also involve accompanying someone to a court hearing and providing moral support during what can often be a highly stressful experience. A McKenzie Friend is a volunteer, independent of the court system and the Home Office.
BEACON’s Hosting Project recruits, trains and supports volunteer hosts to provide a home to people seeking asylum who are facing destitution. Hosting provides guests with a secure, supportive environment in which they have the opportunity to gather new evidence in order to submit a 'fresh' asylum claim.
Touchstone, 4 Easby Road,
Bradford, BD7 1QX
Amanda Labbett, Finance and Administrative Assistant
Katy Armitstead, BEACON Team Leader
Audrey Smith, McKenzie Friends Coordinator
Lisa Mason, CHAT Coordinator
Will Sutcliffe, Hosting Coordinator