Advocacy and Information Desk (AID)
Helping out members with asylum claims The Advocacy and Information Desk (AID) offers one-to-one support to Bristol Refugee Rights (BRR) members. If you are not already a BRR member and…
People seeking asylum are excluded from claiming normal UK welfare benefits and
most asylum seekers are not allowed to work. Asylum support is a government programme that provides people in the asylum process financial support and accommodation.
The Asylum Support Project (ASP) offers Bristol Refugee Rights’ members one-to-one advice on accessing asylum support. Our aim is to prevent destitution and homelessness among asylum seekers in Bristol by providing personal advice on how to get the required support from the Home Office and Social Services.
The ASP service is provided by staff and a team of exceptionally able volunteers.
We are registered with the Offices of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC), Ref No. N201600021, and our volunteers are qualified to provide advice at OISC Level 1 (“basic immigration advice within the Immigration Rules”).
Bristol Refugee Rights Asylum Support Project is open to BRR members and operates on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. You will need make an appointment by phoning 0117 9540446 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Members can also sign up at the Advocacy and Information Desk (AID) table in the Welcome Centre.