Since 2016, we’ve been working with Early Asylum Support Sheffield, a volunteer group who run monthly information sessions for people newly-arrived to the area, on preparing for the asylum substantive interview.

I have never been on a demonstration at 9am on a Tuesday morning before. Would everybody else be at work or in bed? Would more than 2 people and a dog turn up? But my worries were small compared to the anxiety that Marian was feeling today.

We were delighted to take part in Sheffield’s fabulous Migration Matters festival last week.  We ran a two-part workshop, looking firstly at navigating the UK’s… Read more »

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In Sheffield every month, Right to Remain runs information sessions with the Early Asylum Support group, to help newly arrived asylum seekers to prepare for… Read more »

In Sheffield this month, Right to Remain and a new local volunteer group, Early Asylum Support, ran the second in our new programme of information sessions for newly-arrived asylum seekers.

The sessions are focused on the crucial first steps of the legal process, and in particular the asylum substantive interview. The content is based on the Right to Remain Toolkit and the constant learning we do with asylum seekers and their supporters in communities across the UK.

By Marienna Pope-Weidemann, communications coordinator, Right to Remain It started with just a handful of locals, as these things often do. Like many international volunteers,… Read more »

This post was written for Unlocking Detention by Stuart Crosthwaite, Secretary of the South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG), with thanks to the… Read more »

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