Asylum Support Appeals Project case study for small charities and social change
Field: Violence against women and girls
Run by ten staff with 37 pro bono barristers and solicitors, and with an annual income of just over £500,000, ASAP (Asylum Support Appeals Project) aims to reduce destitution among asylum seekers by protecting their legal rights to food and shelter.
The study focuses on a particular piece of joint work with the Refugee Council. The initiative aimed to improve Home Office guidance for women asylum seekers experiencing domestic violence in the UK, and to give them access to Home Office accommodation and financial support. This forms part of the small charities and social change study.