Destitution in the asylum system in Leicester

Corporate author: Leicester Refugee and Asylum Seekers Voluntary Sector Forum

Publication date: June 2009


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This report describes experiences of destitution amongst (mostly failed) asylum seekers in Leicester.  It highlights a need for services to support asylum seekers, to prevent homelessness and health problems, including mental health issues.  The report indicates that a failure to enforce findings from a previous survey has caused problems of destitution to continue.