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UK – Action Access – Community Engagement Pilot


Action Foundation

The two-year pilot will provide individualised case management and housing support up to 50 single women over the age of 18 years, without dependents, who have no offending history, no imminent removal directions and who have been refused asylum. The purpose of the project is to improve voluntary engagement with the immigration system for clients who would otherwise be detained whilst being supported in the community to resolve their immigration case in a humane and cost-effective way. During their time on the pilot Action Access staff will meet with participants every week to ensure they have access to the support required to reassess their protection needs (asylum claim) and make an informed decision about their future. The pilot was launched by the UK Home Office in December 2018 as part of its detention reform process. It is one of a series of alternative to detention pilots the UK government is planning.