Outreach

Outreach

Asha sets store by visiting refugees and asylum seekers where they live, whether it is a room in a shared house or a flat. Recent research mapping the service provision for asylum seekers in Stoke revealed significant evidence that house visits to asylum seekers and especially those most vulnerable and isolated, are an effective way to identify issues and areas where more support is needed.

A member of staff accompanied by an asylum volunteer conducts on average four home visits to new arrivals each week. Some may be encouraged to attend an Asha activity, or referred to another service or offered an opportunity to utlilise their skills to become a volunteer at Asha or in the local community.

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