Asylum Seeker Support Team
Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.Matthew 25:40
What are we?
Our team provides friendship and practical support where possible, to the asylum seeker residents living in the UCA Synod house near the church. There are 5 bedrooms available for the residents, who are managed and cared for by Lentara UnitingCare. Each resident has a case worker who advocates for them in their application for visas including legal aid. There is mixture of nationalities and different faiths amongst the residents.
We also meet as a team to discuss human rights issuing relating to refugees, and are particularly concerned about the trauma that asylum seekers experience in this country. We are part of the Outer Eastern Asylum Seeker Support Group which meets regularly.
When does it happen?
At various times when required.
Who is it for?
Anyone who would like to be involved in this team providing assistance where possible.
Who to Contact