Horn Trust Helping UK Asylum Seekers
Supporting UK Asylum Seekers!
The principal objects of our organisation is to provide practical support to disadvantaged refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants with information, advice and guidance, as many could hardly write, read or speak English Language with any degree of fluency. Most find it hard to access services from mainstream or statutory service providers. We signpost them to access a range of support services from statutory and voluntary providers in Birmingham. We also organise a range of after school activities, including revision Home work in Maths, English Sciences and Computing, sports/football, drama, debate and trips to educational sites and museums etc.
Helping Those Facing Homelessness!
Another issue is destitution and homelessness faced by our clients. Our destitute clients include failed asylum seekers, irregular migrants with no recourse to public funds or people experiencing mental health issues, victims of domestic abuse etc.
Most do not speak English and have a very limited understanding of the system.
We support our most vulnerable clients at a time when statutory agencies are reducing the already limited services to this marginalized group of people.
Homelessness is also a major issue experienced by many of our clients. Majority of our clients are not necessarily sleeping rough on the streets, but are without accommodation.
Once their claims are refused or removed, many asylum seekers within our community end up homeless or reduced to a life of ‘street homelessness, or ‘sofa surfing’ with people from same community and friends or family from one short term stay to the next.
Some stay in accommodation provided by churches, mosque or temples, while many more stay in supported accommodation provided by voluntary organisations such as Hope Destitution Housing in Birmingham for many months. Homelessness, or series short term accommodation, is therefore, a growing problem faced by our clients who are forced to rely on the exhaustible generosity of friends, their own community or destitution charities.
Asylum and Refugee Leisure Club
The Asylum and Refugee Leisure Club will enable at-risk asylum seekers and refugees to improve their mental health through the utilization of our leisure club. They will visit the club to spend quality time, socialize with new people and make good friends.
They will have some entertainment through television, computer, different types of games, reading books. Asylum seekers and refugees will feel inclusive which will help them fight anxiety and depression. They will have access to snacks and hot drinks and can have some food also if they need it. It will certainly improve their living condition and help them to be a part of this community.
They can get support regarding any kind of advice they need, such as getting registered with the GP, dentist and optician, finding a solicitor for them if they need one. We will run ESOL classes to help them in learning the English language etc.
Goals & Objectives
Goals & Objectives
The goal of the Asylum and Refugee Leisure Club is to enable asylum seekers and refugees with fighting anxiety and depression and to improve their mental health. Studies have shown that poor living conditions and loneliness lead to deteriorating mental and physical health.
The main objectives include:
- Providing a safe and inclusive place for asylum seekers and refugees to socialize and improve their mental and physical health.
- To help asylum seekers and refugees in their integration into society by encouraging them to come forward and be a part of our community.
- Working towards the inclusion of asylum seekers and refugees and to reduce inequality among us.
- To bring some kind of positive changes to their lives.