Our visitors offer friendship and support, typically meeting someone who is seeking asylum once a week for about an hour. The visitor provides a listening ear for the asylum seeker’s hopes and fears, problems and sadness. They also organise specific support as needs arise, such as helping an asylum seeker:
or accompanying them, for example to court hearings.
Although the role can be a demanding and sometimes daunting , many find it hugely fulfilling. It requires:
To become a Visitor you have to undertake our training. We offer a wealth of support including: