Between 2006 and 2009 JRCT responded to grantees' increasing concerns about destitution amongst asylum seekers in the UK. The Trust set up an independent Inquiry focusing on the situation in Leeds. The results, published in 2007, and surveys carried out over two consecutive years, showed that the problem is chronic and many remain destitute for prolonged periods. The long term health and social impact of this, and the strain on local voluntary and statutory health agencies, are becoming unsustainable consequences of destitution.
The focus of this work has now returned to grantees: JRCT continues to work with agencies at local and national level on this issue.
The reports relating to this work can be downloaded from this page. If you require printed copies, please contact the JRCT office to check availability.