The Asylum Seeker & Refugee Support Project

Title of the project/ Program The Asylum Seeker & Refugee Support Project
Town/City Swansea, Wales, UK
Implementing institution/organization Ethnic Youth Support Team (EYST) (Charity)
Age of target group 10-25
Scope of target group/Group size Approx. 18 (which varies)
Innovative elements Successful work in the partnership with the other institution, namely Welsh Refugee Council.
Why is this project considered good practice? Following the huge volume of users of this service, EYST recognised the need to work in partnership with the Welsh Refugee Council to deliver the service on set days of the week, as well as the regular drop in service, to serve a higher proportion of the asylum seeker and refugee community. Volunteers and staff are able to communicate in various languages.
  • Support asylum seekers through to refugee status
Key activities 
  • Advice, Guidance and Support for Asylum Seekers
  • Case work support for Refugees
  • Volunteers to offer interpretation, job-search support, advice and guidance
  • Access to Computers for Job-search, Benefits Registration, etc.
  • External Agencies as appropriate
Duration Since April 2014 – end June 2018
Expected results Refugees and asylum seekers feel empowered and are ready to enter the job market
Number of engaged persons Between April 2014 and February 2015, the project received 1608 overall visits from asylum seekers and refugees.
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