Advocacy & Advice

Two service users smiling at the camera while sailingOur case workers and volunteers provide specialist, impartial advice to asylum seekers in Devon and Cornwall. We work closely with health services, solicitors, local charities and partner organisations to provide a comprehensive package of support for our service users.

  • We try to ensure that service users get decent legal representation during their asylum claim.
  • We explain their rights and responsibilities, particularly regarding housing, support and healthcare, advocating where necessary.
  • We help asylum seekers who are without housing or any financial support.
  • Once refugee status is gained, we signpost to other organisations for further support

Welcome to Devon and Cornwall

man playing guitar with another manWe host a range of activities to help asylum seekers settle into Plymouth and improve physical and mental health while their claim is processed. These include:

  • English classes run by a team of volunteers at our centre 3 days a week
  • Nature walks and cycling
  • Music sessions, and other social activities
  • IT suite (with the help of Plymouth University) providing an essential way of contacting family, friends and legal representatives.