People seeking asylum arrive in the UK fleeing war and persecution. They should find safety and support here, and not be exposed to more danger and hardship.
However, while people wait for a decision on their asylum claim, they are banned from working and forced to be wholly reliant on asylum support of just £37 per week.
This support has always been utterly inadequate to meet people’s needs. During a pandemic, it makes it impossible to stay safe.
Whilst Universal Credit has been increased by £20 per week, there has been no increase in asylum support.
Write to your MP and ask them to tell the Home Secretary that asylum support must be increased as a matter of urgency.
Add your voice and #StandUpForAsylum.