Update: BEACON’s Hosting project is currently suspended and will be unable to take on any new referrals
Did you know that there are significant numbers of people in Britain who have neither the right to earn a living, nor any entitlement to welfare benefits – nor even to a roof over their heads?
They are truly destitute: ‘failed’ asylum seekers. The great majority have left their own countries, having experienced severe persecution, suffered further trauma and financial abuse on the hazardous journey that brought them to Britain, and then fallen through gaping holes in a legal process that appears to assume guilt rather than innocence from the outset.
A whole host of amazing people…
BEACON’s Hosting Project recruits, trains and supports volunteer hosts to provide a home to people seeking asylum who are at risk of destitution. Hosting provides guests with a secure, supportive environment in which they have the opportunity to research and gather the new evidence they need in order to submit a ‘fresh’ asylum claim. These are people who fled extreme trauma in their homelands but who may well have been forced to return to the very situations they fled.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07505 053149