Asylum Support Advice Network (ASAN)
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 Principals.
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.
How to join ASAN?
Please click on this link and fill out the short form to be added to ASAN: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RWNWML2
How to log in to ASAN?
Once you have been added to ASAN you can log in to the group here: https://groups.google.com/g/asylum-support-advice-network
How it works
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:
- All ASAN members are part of a googlegroup which allows any member to email the whole network to share information and pose or answer questions from other members. See the ASAN googlegroup rules.
- ASAP’s quarterly Asylum Support Bulletins are circulated via the googlegroup.
- ASAP shares updates on asylum support law, policy and practice via the googlegroup as they arise.
- ASAN members share relevant information with each other via the googlegroup as they arise.
- At least three ASAN meetings are held each year to learn from expert guest speakers and discuss issues affecting ASAN’s beneficiaries.
If you would like to join ASAN, please follow the survey link on this page. If you have any problems using the link, please contact Holly@asaproject.org.uk.
How to change google group settings to receive less frequent emails?
If you would prefer to receive emails from the ASAN googlegroup less frequently you can change your settings so that you do not receive every email to the group as it is sent. You can change your settings to either the Digest or Abridged option:
Abridged means that you will receive a maximum of one email a day containing summaries of all emails sent to the group on that day. If no messages are sent that day, you will not receive an email. To read the full email you click on the summary and will be re-directed to the googlegroup webpage. If you are not signed up to the googlegroup using a gmail account you will need to register your email address with google to access the full emails.
Digest means that you will receive daily emails containing up to 25 full messages (as opposed to summaries) that are sent to the group. Again, if no emails are sent that day, you will not receive any.
How to change your settings:
- Sign in to google
- You do not need to have a googlemail or gmail account to sign in to google but you do need to have registered your email address with google. To do this please follow this link: https://accounts.google.com/signupwithoutgmail
- Change your settings
- By following these instructions: https://support.google.com/groups/answer/1047839?hl=en