ASAN was established with the aim of sharing knowledge and experience about legal rights to food and shelter for asylum seekers, refused asylum seekers and irregular migrants. Read more about our Purpose and Prinicpals.
Members are from voluntary sector organisations, funding bodies, law firms and government bodies, such as the NHS. Staff from the Home Office and local authorities are excluded from membership. ASAN is coordinated by the Asylum Support Appeals Project.
ASAP mainly shares information about asylum support law, since this is our area of expertise. However, members are encouraged to share any information that affects ASAN’s beneficiary group, described above. This might include any statutory or charitable support available to asylum seekers and refused asylum seekers, such as support provided by the Social Services. In some cases it also applies to support available to irregular migrants who have never claimed asylum, such as visa overstayers. ASAP communicates with members, and members communicate with each other, in the following ways:
Agendas from previous meetings are available below:
For more information about Asylum Support Advice Network, or to join, please contact Anna Dixie at Anna@asaproject.org.uk.