Take action and improve the lives of asylum seekers

by Mauricio Silva

This weekend it is Homeless Sunday. Controversial plans laid out by the Home Office to start evicting asylum seekers who were accommodated on Covid19 grounds at the beginning of lockdown were announced last week which will only add to the problem of homelessness on our streets. What can we do to support vulnerable asylum seekers both in our local area and around the country?

Last week, the Home Office made a sudden decision to resume eviction proceedings for those who have been refused asylum in England. This will likely have a huge impact on homelessness all over the country especially so amongst vulnerable groups who are already struggling to find places to stay safely in the midst of the pandemic. Close to the centre of Birmingham, Fatima House is a partnership project that we, The Columbans are delighted to support. It offers safe shelter to female asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute and homeless.

We’re passionate about improving the lives of refugees and people seeking asylum which is why we’ve teamed up with other local voluntary sector organisations to join the Asylum Matters campaign to stop evictions. Without immediate action, the impact on people seeking asylum will be devastating.

Immediate action is needed

Visit the Asylum Matters website to download templates which you can use to contact your constituency MP or Local Authority to join the call to halt evictions and protect everyone from homelessness regardless of their immigration status.

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