British Red Cross and Boaz Trust
A Decade of Destitution: Time to Make a Change

This study attempts to map the extent and nature of destitution among asylum seekers across Greater Manchester. It has been estimated the area may support more than 2,000 destitute asylum seekers.

The research aims to find out which services destitute asylum seekers use and investigate
why individuals do or do not access support, and aims to help voluntary sector agencies
and faith groups raise awareness of the issue and assist even more destitute asylum seekers and refugees in Greater Manchester.

Ten organisations from refugee support organisations, homelessness charities, legal
services, health agencies and faith groups took part in the research. In total 150 destitute asylum seekers were interviewed, and some of their stories are included in the research, as well as statistical results.