BEACON (Bradford Ecumenical Asylum Concern)

BEACON (Bradford Ecumenical Asylum Concern)

Charity information

BEACON (Bradford Ecumenical Asylum Concern)

BEACON work to provide support to those seeking asylum in Bradford.

Founded 2005

  • Mission statement

    BEACON seeks to address the varied needs of the many asylum seekers who find themselves in the Bradford district. It is an ecumenical response to the biblical injunction to welcome the stranger; we work with other organisations and individuals to offer care and support to asylum seekers. In all that we do, we aim to encourage and enable the contributions of asylum seekers to the wider community.

  • Aims

    BEACON (Bradford Ecumenical Asylum Concern) aims to:

    • Through the provision of accommodation with volunteer households, the Hosting Project offers a period of stability and support to enable destitute asylum seekers to focus on their claim.
    • To provide welcome, hospitality and signposting to asylum seekers at the Asylum & Immigration Tribunals Hearing Centre at Phoenix House, and social inclusion through conversational English classes.
    • To provide moral support and informed help for refused asylum seekers without access to legal representation, by accompanying them to court, help with paperwork, and research relevant to their case.
    • To inform and educate the wider community around the issue of asylum, to challenge negative and destructive attitudes towards asylum seekers, and to campaign for improvements in legislation.
  • Overview

    Established: January 2005

    Registered Charity Number: 1119463

    Board members: 8

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 01274 727525

    Address: 32 Merton Road Bradford BD7 1RE

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