Dave Smith
New Report Highlights Failings in Accessing Section 4 Support

The report, Missing the Safety Net, features evidence from 200 Section 4 asylum support applications, using data provided by NACCOM members from across the network. This vital research highlights that in some cases particularly vulnerable applicants, including pregnant women, women with new-born babies and people with serious mental health conditions, are being made to wait for up to seven times the Government’s own recommended time limit for a decision on their application for support. Despite being legally entitled to support, long delays are leaving people desperate, homeless and reliant on charities.

The charities are calling on the government to act urgently to review the current system, and at the very least to follow its own published guidelines, thus ensuring that people in urgent need of support are able to access it.

You can find the complete report here.