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Drop-In Centre for Destitute Asylum Seekers

The Drop In operates once a month and supports asylum seekers whose claims have failed and who are destitute. A large team of volunteers offer signposting to legal advice, medical treatment, counselling, a cooked meal, a basic food parcel and nearly new clothes and shoes. We also provide a supermarket voucher and travel expenses.

The project launched in March 2006 with just one asylum seeker attending – we now have more than 800 people on our books from more than 50 different countries. The asylum seekers travel to us from all four corners of London and sometimes beyond. The project is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers.

We set the drop in up because we became aware of the desperate needs of destitute asylum seekers, many of whom go hungry, sleep in doorways or on buses and survive on the kindness of friends. Large numbers of the asylum seekers move from one friend’s floor to another.

Many of our clients are survivors of rape and/or torture and have chosen destitution over deportation because they fear for their lives if they are returned home.

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