An asylum seeker is someone who comes to the UK and applies for refugee status.

Asylum seekers are often fleeing persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership of a particular social group. 

Refugees and asylum seekers should always contact the UK Visas and Immigration Service in the first instance for information and support. In cases involving children and vulnerable adults, the UVIS will make the necessary referrals to local services as required. 


We have created a section of the website to share information about issues relating to the situation in Ukraine.

Information and advice for Ukrainians living in Charnwood 

Asylum Seeker and Refugee Support Groups

A full list can be found on the webpage below:

Asylum Seeker and Refugee Support Groups

Last updated: Wed 1st November, 2023 @ 16:41