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UN recommends increase in asylum support rates

via still human,still here  On 24 June 2016, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issued its concluding observations on the 6th report of the UK and noted that it “is concerned about the challenges faced by asylum seekers in the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights, particularly due to restrictions in […]

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Volunteer with SARSVL Advocacy Service

SARSVL is currently developing a volunteer scheme for women to volunteer in their Advocacy Service to provide practical support to women who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives.  They are particularly keen to allow for women who are seeking asylum to participate as volunteers if they would like to. Lucy Coen, Advocacy […]

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Stress management course for Farsi speakers

Via Volition Touchstone IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) has launched a first pilot of a 5 week CBT based stress management class in Farsi which is delivered one of their Farsi speaking clinicians. The class aims to provide techniques and strategies to help people learn to cope with their stress, including anxiety, depression, panic attacks […]

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