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February 27, 2018

Diane Abbott and Shami Chakrabarti visited Bedford on 23rd February to see for themselves conditions at Yarl's Wood.  Afterwards Diane Abbott met the press and other organisations at BRASS and talked to our staff about their work.

Diane had waited over a year for p...

February 20, 2018

  • Between July 2016 and June 2017, 27,819 people were detained by the Home Office for immigration purposes.

    • 85% of people detained during that time were male.

  • At the end of June 2017, nearly 3,000 people were being held in an Immigration Removal...

February 20, 2018

This article from the newspapers a week ago end paints a worrying picture about how the Home Office are dealing with Asylum Seekers.
 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/11/i-thought-she-was-an-intern-asylum-interview-goes-wrong

February 20, 2018

Hanine's family are one of the first Syrian families who arrived in Bedford under the resettlement programme.

Hanine has received her second Reading Challenge certificate in the span of two months. She feels extremely proud of her achievements and her parents are deligh...

February 14, 2018

This report from the Observer on 11th February gives an insight into what some of our clients have to deal with when applying for Asylum.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/11/asylum-interview-10-examples-of-absurdity-home-office

February 7, 2018

Nadia Laribi invited our BRASS volunteer art tutor Sumana and her son Alex to visit to one of our Syrian families who happens to live in their neighborhood.

The kids enjoyed Sumana's art demonstration and were very keen on showing their own talent.

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Following on from the success of our previous immigration update training we will now be offering a training session on “Domestic Violence in the cont...

"Domestic Violence in an immigration context" - update training

May 4, 2018

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