Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group (SWVG)

Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group (SWVG)

Charity information

Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group (SWVG)

SWVG is a small voluntary charity providing friendship and practical and financial support to asylum seekers in the Southampton area. Forty trained Visitors meet regularly with around 35-45 clients to offer advice and connections to solicitors, support agencies and local community organisations.

For destitute asylum seekers we may provide room rents and £25 a week for basic subsistence. This enables them to have some security from which to proceed with asylum claims and health matters and to relieve their isolation and engage with the local community. We also hold outreach events and campaign for a more just and humane asylum policy in the UK.

Founded 2000

  • ASSIST FUND FOR DESTITUTE ASYLUM SEEKERS

    By providing destitute asylum seekers and those with special needs with room rents and £2... More