Tel: 0117 9145480

Asylum Support Project (ASP)

The Asylum Support Project (ASP) offers one-to-one advice and casework to BRR members who want to apply for Home Office or Social Services support or appeal against a decision to withdraw or refuse support.  The aim of the project is to prevent destitution and homelessness among asylum seekers in Bristol by providing pro-active, personal, preventative advice.

We can assist members with:

Applying for Home Office financial support and accommodation

Responding to requests from the Home Office for further information or evidence in relation to the asylum support application

Appeals against refusals and withdrawals of Home Office support

Referrals for legal advice about Judicial Reviews where there is no right of appeal

Referrals for Social Services assessment/support

Interpreters may be available.  Parents may be able to leave their preschool children in the on site crèche which is open 10.30am until 12.30pm.

ASP operates by appointment on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Appointments can be made by phoning: 0117 9540446 or emailing:  Members can also sign up at the AID table in the Welcome Centre at Malcolm X Community Centre, City Road, St Pauls, Bristol BS2 8YH.

The ASP service is provided by a team of exceptionally able volunteers and one staff member.

It is funded by AB Charitable, the Bar and Jim Maggs Charitable Trust, and many donors through the Big Give.