For the third quarter of 2021 we are raising money for ASIRT, the Asylum Support and Immigration Resource Team, a small charity based in Birmingham who provide legal support and representation to asylum seekers and other undocumented migrants in the West Midlands.
We work to provide prompt, independent advocacy support throughout the West Midlands, providing advice on immigration, and asylum and following this up through casework, the submission of representations to the Home Office, welfare support and Tribunal representation.
We work in partnership with other statutory and voluntary agencies to provide services for asylum-seekers and refugees. We also advocate for changes within these agencies to meet the needs of asylum-seeking and refugee communities.
We recruit and train local volunteers for employment and self-sufficiency, taking short- and long-term student placements.
We run educational awareness-raising talks for schools, colleges, workplaces, community groups and trade unions, challenging media myths around asylum and immigration, and have developed packages of training around migrants’ health and social welfare rights for delivery to regional partner organisations.
We work in partnership with other voluntary, community and statutory agencies, under the umbrella of the Destitution Support Steering Group, to assess, monitor and address the needs of asylum-seeking communities in Birmingham and the West Midlands.
Our confidential services are delivered with compassion, professionalism and humanity. We’re here to offer you the tools, and understanding, to enable you to overcome the effects of sexual violence for a hopeful and confident future.
As well as raising money this quarter we hope to establish an ongoing relationship for when the pandemic is over, using our cookery and teaching skills to help them deliver their programmes, when it’s safe to do so.
Read more about ASIRT and their work on their website. You can contribute by adding this to your pre-order or when paying at the till.