ASHA sets great store by visiting refugees and asylum seekers in their place of residence.

Recent research mapped the service provision for asylum seekers in Stoke and suggests that there is hard evidence that house visits to asylum-seekers – especially those most vulnerable and isolated – are an effective way to identify issues and areas where more support is needed as well as delivering targeted care and guidance and that ‘the material and emotional support that these visits offer is invaluable and in many cases vital for some’.

With increasing demand for ASHA’s services the number of home visits has fallen, but it remains one of ASHA’s priorities to reach out to refugees and asylum seekers who need support. ASHA is also constantly working with the local community to identify new asylum seekers and refugees that are in need.