BEACON seeks to address the varied needs of asylum seekers who find themselves in the Bradford district. It is an ecumenical Christian response to the biblical injunction to welcome the stranger; it works with other faith groups and secular agencies to offer care and support to asylum seekers. It aims to encourage and enable the contributions of asylum seekers to the wider community.
BEACON’s current projects are:
- McKenzie Friends are trained volunteers who provide moral support and informed help for those without access to legal representation, appealing against asylum decisions at Phoenix House Immigration and Asylum tribunal hearing centre, or wishing to make a fresh claim. 07531 576330 [email protected]
- CHAT Phoenix House Volunteers offer a warm welcome, simple refreshments and signposting to asylum seekers waiting for their appeals to start at Phoenix House.
07506 211756 [email protected]
- CHAT English Club Asylum seekers and other non-English speakers can practise their conversational English in a friendly environment. Open to all abilities. Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.00 noon at Touchstone (see address below) 07754 228569 [email protected]
- BEACON Hosting Project provides short and medium accommodation for destitute asylum seekers within the homes of volunteer hosts. [email protected]; 07505 053149
Please contact us by phone or email, visits by appointment only.