Picture of a Refugee Action advice worker meeting with an asylum seeker.

The Asylum Crisis Birmingham project supports asylum seekers in Birmingham whose claim for asylum or refugee status has been refused.

When asylum seekers have their application refused, many of them don’t know what their next options are. The Home Office will expect them to leave the UK, but some may have ongoing asylum issues to resolve. Others may be unable to leave the UK.

Without support and access to quality legal advice, asylum seekers can fall into homelessness and destitution leaving them at risk of exploitation and unable to make decisions about their future.

The Asylum Crisis Birmingham project is a partnership initiative in Birmingham to help asylum seekers with the right support and advice. Refugee Action and our partner the British Red Cross help refused asylum seekers understand their rights, obtain the support to which they’re entitled or appeal against a refusal to support them. We also provide asylum seekers with information so they can make the right decisions about their future and avoid becoming homeless and destitute.

Who does this service support?

Asylum seekers in Birmingham who have their applications for asylum refused and who need support from the Home Office.

How to contact this service

Please contact us to refer yourself or someone else to this service. We will reply as soon as we can.

You can also:

  • Call us on 0121 201 3090 (weekdays from 9.30am until 4.30pm)
  • Visit us at the British Red Cross, Bradbury House, 7 Lowe Street, Camp Hill, Birmingham, B12 0ER (Fridays 10am until 4pm)