Specialist Destitute Asylum Seekers Scheme

An Asylum Seeker is a person who is also fleeing persecution, war or natural disaster from his or her own country. Information on Asylum Support Services can be found here.

An Asylum Seeker is a person who has lodged an application with the Home Office and is awaiting a decision on whether or not he or she is to be granted Refugee status.

African WomanAn Asylum Seeker is not permitted to take up employment in the UK or access any benefit department of work and pension benefits. They may also not be entitled to free NHS treatment.

An Asylum Seekers application may be refused, they would then be classed as a Failed Asylum Seeker and the Home Office would expected that person (family) to return immediately to their country of origin unless an appeal against the negative decision is lodged.

However, for many reasons this is not always possible and some destitute failed asylum seekers are sometimes eligible to other forms of support and may be referred to Palm Cove Society by other sources.

If a positive decision is granted, that individual would be given refugee status and become a refugee.

Home Office Asylum Support Helpline 0808 800 630 Mon-Fri 8am to 5.30pm