This charity offers a twice-weekly drop-in session for asylum seekers in the city centre of Swansea. The drop-ins help to welcome newcomers to the city, offer useful signposting, translation, advice and referrals to other services. Around 80 people attend each week, and also benefit from a hot meal and refreshments, informal ESOL, and social activities.
In October 2019, Allen Lane has awarded a three-year grant totalling £11,000 to Swansea Asylum Seekers Support. The grant will contribute towards the general core and running costs of the service. Outcomes of the work include sustaining a culture of welcome for asylum seekers and refugees; increasing the chance of individuals’ asylum cases through the provision of casework; and reduced isolation and distress.