Family support programme: Leon

Leon is destitute. His wife and three children have had to leave their home and support network. Leon hasn’t seen his children for years but they stay in contact over the phone. These phone calls are really difficult for him as he is here in the UK and his wife …

Eraivan’s story

Eraivan, a Sri Lankan Tamil, had fled his home after becoming at risk from the authorities and being imprisoned and tortured. His case came to us though a charity helping him with his rehabilitation. As he sought asylum here his wife and young son and daughter were becoming increasingly at …

Kaleb’s story

Kaleb contacted us when he was still seeking asylum, his five children were still in Africa and living without either parent. We were unable to help him until he had refugee status and his children had the visas to enter the UK. He kept in touch with us and let …

Noura’s story

Noura’s husband was forced to leave Syria as the situation worsened and his life was in danger. He fled to the UK and applied for refugee status. When he was granted permission to remain he applied for his wife to join him.  They weren’t able to afford the flights to …

Ayana’s story

Ayana had fled to the UK in fear of her life and was forced to leave her husband and small children behind to keep them safe. After many months she was granted refugee status and applied for family reunion visas for her husband and children. They were granted a 30 …

Matthew’s story

Habiba was living in the UK with her teenage daughters. Her husband Matthew was in a refugee camp desperate to be reunited with his wife and children. Matthew was granted an entry visa to the UK but there was only a 30 day window for him to travel. His family …

Travel service: Claude’s story

Claude arrived in the UK seeking asylum in 2002 but was only granted leave to remain (ILR) in 2010 as part of the case resolution directorate. He had not seen his daughter, Marielle, for 10 years by the time she was finally able to join him in the UK. Claude …

Thomas’s story

Thomas was a boy soldier from the age of 12 in his home country. Later he defected from the army and was forced to flee on foot to a neighbouring country. Not safe there either he found help from an army officer and managed to travel to the UK. Once …

Romain’s story

Romain, a nurse, came to the UK five years ago having being persecuted by the government in his home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was forced to leave behind his wife and three children and fly to the UK. It took four years until his application for asylum …