BEACON delivers three projects to meet the needs of people seeking asylum in our area:
McKenzie Friends are trained volunteers who provide moral support and informed help for those without access to legal representation, appealing against asylum decisions at Phoenix House tribunal hearing centre or wishing to make a fresh claim.
CHAT offers English conversation classes and social activities to people seeking asylum, refugees and other non-English speaking nationals.
Hosting offers accommodation within the homes of volunteer hosts, to people seeking asylum who are at risk of destitution or who have critical housing needs
We also raise awareness, advocate and contribute to campaign work about unjust legislation, negative and destructive attitudes towards and challenges faced by people seeking asylum