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.