The Refugee & Asylum Advice Project is a 3 year project funded by Henry Smith Foundation, which offers a daily advice service for refugees or asylum seekers in Swansea. Staffed by a full time Advice worker with lived experience of seeking asylum, and supported by a team of volunteers, the service provides an appointment-based service from Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. Last year the service provided over 2000 advice sessions to over 900 individual clients, offering vital advice around the asylum process, advice on benefits, welfare, financial, health and housing issues.
An appointment-based advice service offering half-hour advice slots from Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm from EYST’s Offices on St Helens Road. A full-time, Arabic speaking advice worker with lived experience of seeking asylum, supported by a team of volunteers. From April 2017 this service is being enhanced by a part-time support worker funded via Welsh Government’s Asylum-Rights Programme, led by Welsh Refugee Council.
The project links to key organisations including Migrant Help, Home Office, Welsh Refugee Council, Housing providers including Clearsprings, Swansea City Council, and so on. Support is available to any asylum-seeker or refugee and appointments can be made in person or by telephoning the EYST Offices. Where? Swansea