Home Office illegally neglecting to deliver lodging to the asylum seekers, increases the number of homeless people in the country.
Asylum seekers who are waiting on their appeals, or whose requests have been rejected. But who are not able to depart the UK, should be entertained by the Home Office, which is being ignored.
It is the right of asylum seekers that the Home Office should grant them housing and support.
Housing and Support for Asylum Seekers
The Independent has seen law court instructions from current weeks. Which the government was told to house impoverish parties whom it has a legitimate obligation to aid.
In certain situations, it has been instructed to compensate donations for expenses they incurred. But the government failed to do so.
Law Court records show that asylum assistance is being awarded to people on paper. But the division is lacking to deliver it until lawyers intervene.
Asylum seekers, many of whom are also victims of modern slavery or torture, have to wait months to be accommodated.
Some asylum seekers did not have contact with the authorized accounts to allow them to settle their cases in court, said lawyers and charities. This is the main reason that they fell into the streets as homeless.
Corona-virus pandemic had worsened the situation while there were already setbacks in delivering accommodation, said the activists. Due to lock-down, many asylum seekers who had been sofa surfing were pushed out of these procedures.
Asylum Seeker Cases need Attention
A case which came into light of a Chinese man identified by the Home Office as a possible target of trafficking. He was assisted on 19 March, yet no action was taken to deliver him with shelter or economic backing for four months.
The person was staying with a friend during this time. But later the friend wrote to the Home Office on both 7th April and 10th July that he can no longer provide shelter to him. But as expected received no reply.
On 26th June, a case was reported in which cases a Vietnamese lady thought to be a target of obliged prostitution. The Home Office announced that she would be picked up from a charity’s office on 7 July and taken to the housing.
But still, she had to face forthcoming street homelessness and poverty because no one from the Home Office came to pick her and take her to the shelter.
The lady wrote to the Home Office several times on the following day, to which she got a reply saying that the department cannot entertain on short notice because of too many cases.
It also said that they give her a response after some time which meant that she had to say in the hotel another night on her own money.
The Director of public law at Duncan Lewis Solicitors, Ahmed Aydeed, said the number of such cases are at least three in a week in which the Home Office goes back on their promises.