You may already know this - when people are applying for protection and safety here in the UK (a.k.a. seeking asylum), they’re not allowed to work. As a result, they can apply for Asylum Support which is a payment of £5.28 a day and for
accommodation if they need it. So far, so ok.
But we’ve just done research that shows how badly this support system is failing the people who need it most. Not only do people wait months for decisions, but in the cases we looked at over
half of people were initially refused emergency support. Wrongly. And we know it’s wrong because a lot were overturned on appeal.
Would you like to guess how often the Home Office had to back down on its initial decision when challenged?
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The asylum system is broken. We’re gearing up to help fix it. We really hope you’ll join us in the fight for a system that treats people with dignity and respect.