Hope gives them a roof over their heads, crisis grants for food and essentials and legal advice to get the right to live in safety

Hope Projects
Hope Projects24/05/2019 @ 13:04
Free movement on Theresa May's immigration legacy.

Hope Projects
Hope Projects24/05/2019 @ 10:08
This is appalling, but what has it got to do with Hope Projects? It lays bare the underlying culture of the Home Office that causes destitution. Sir Amyas Morse, the head of the NAO, gets to the heart of it:

"When the Home Office acted vigorously to exclude individuals and shut down colleges involved in the English language test cheating scandal, we think they should have taken an equally vigorous approach to protecting those who did not cheat but who were still caught up in the process, however small a proportion they might be. This did not happen."

This is the attitude of an organisation hose prime objective is to reduce net migration and generate 'good' press; not to uphold the human rights of people born outside the UK. It inevitably generates flawed refusals of status on an industrial scale.

When our clients choose to gather evidence to fight these refusals, they are denied housing,healthcare and even the money to buy food. Much (though far from all) of this lies at the door of Theresa May, the architect of the hostile environment. It will, however, take more that a change of prime minister. We need a root and branch reform of the entire Home Office and an end to the hostile environment under any name.



Hope Destitution Fund

Hope provides cash grants of £20 per week for up to 6 months for people left destitute while challenging flawed refusals of asylum. People are usually staying in Hope Housing, with friends or family, or with other charities.

Hope Housing

We have 10 houses in Birmingham and the Black Country that are home to 29 people left homeless and destitute while challenging flawed refusals of asylum. We usually house people for up to 6 months. Hope pays all fuel bills, council tax and water rates.

Hope Peer Support

Well Being is central to the Hope approach. Our housing support staff and volunteers make sure that people are safe and able to make friends and connections in their own neighbourhoods. We also run a women’s group and a peer support group for people fighting flawed refusals of asylum.

Hope Legal

We make sure that everyone in our housing has high quality legal advice. Where we cannot get legal aid, Hope’s own legal expert provides advice and representation.