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Asylum Support and Housing

If you need information, advice or guidance about asylum support for yourself or someone else, we recommend you contact Asylum Help, part of the Migrant Help organisation

You can use Refugee Council’s directory of services to find advice services near you.

Our Housing resources page provides some basic information about housing and dispersal.

Home Office support

ASAP (Asylum Support Appeals Project) have factsheets on different types of asylum support.

Right to Remain has a toolkit of resources to support the asylum process including this page on Asylum Support 

The Migrants Law Project has factsheets available on different topics, including asylum support.

The Home Office has a section on asylum support on their website, including a downloadable version of the application form. They have also created a guide on asylum support, translated into several different languages.

Destitution support

The British Red Cross refugee support services can provide short-term emergency support and destitution advice.

NACCOM – The No Accommodation Network has 56 members providing support to destitute people who cannot access other support.

The Refugee Council runs a destitution service in London. Their directory provides details of other destitution services across the country.


London Renters Union has guides with questions and answers on the rights of people who are renting accommodation in multiple languages