Over the past twelve years, Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers has developed a wide range of face-to-face support services to help people, particularly those who find themselves destitute and without statutory support. It works across Leeds and operates a weekly drop-in, regularly accessed by 120-150 people. The drop-in has evolved into a successful multi-agency format enabling attendees to access other relevant services. It offers access to humanitarian basic needs such as shelter, food and clothing, and assistance to get people back into the asylum system and out of destitution.
The Foundation has awarded a £10,000 grant, payable in two instalments from October 2015. The grant will contribute towards the salary of a part-time destitution caseworker.