Navigating in the dark

Dave Smith, Founder of the Boaz Trust and speaker at our AGM shares his story: I first started working with asylum seekers in December 1999 while at Mustard Tree in Manchester – a charity I’d set up to… Read More

Help us to improve the lives of our clients

While some of our clients are single adults, most have travelled here with their families. WTRRP has organised a series of outings over the past 18 months, aimed at supporting children and young adults during their transition to… Read More

WTRRP drop-in centre

Helping our clients navigate a confusing system  She came to the drop-in centre having made her application for permission to remain in the UK, but had not heard anything for several months. Confused and unsure – was there… Read More

WTRRP English learners club!

The Background Before 2012 the priorities of the charity were to assist clients with their immigration status and offer befrienders. As the most important elements in determining immigration status were the clients’ financial situation and their access to… Read More

How do you live on £36.95 a week?

It’s a question that our clients seeking to remain in the UK grapple with every day. Those applying to remain here are not permitted to work while waiting for the outcome of their application. Those who have savings… Read More

Incredibly welcome news

A few of our clients have received discretionary leave to remain; and as a result some are now in work.  This just gives them a short window (roughly 30 months) to insert more normality into their lives before… Read More

Speaking up!

Britain is one of the worst destinations for people seeking asylum in Western Europe – only Italy fares worse.   The stark facts about Britain Takes fewer refugees Offers less generous support Provides housing that is often substandard Does… Read More

Look out for Refugee Week (19th – 25th June)

This special week takes place every year with the main event being World Refugee Day on 20th June.  This is a period set aside to promote better understanding of why people seek sanctuary in the UK. Please come… Read More

Another jump in UK immigration fees

  The Home Office continues to hike immigration fees, and is maintaining the trend of charging above the normal administrative costs of processing applications. These fees are already crippling for our clients – now our clients have to… Read More