Asylum and Immigration
Birmingham LGBT Centre
38/40 Holloway Circus
While we can’t offer specialist advice about seeking asylum, we can support you to access the services and activities at the LGBT Centre. We can give you information about the social and support groups, fitness and cultural activities that take place here. If you would like this information, please visit the LGBT Centre.
If you would like to arrange to see a member of staff for a one-to-one emotional support session, you will need to book an appointment. You can arrange the appointment when you visit the Centre, or you can call 0121 643 0821.
If you need information about seeking asylum, appeals and the process, you can also arrange an appointment to see the LGBTI Asylum Seeker Support Worker from UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) who visits Birmingham LGBT once a month to hold an information surgery. Please note UKLGIG strictly do not provide advice or representation but can offer information and signposting including to specialist asylum and immigration lawyers including those with legal aid capacity.
Asylum Seekers Social:
There is also an asylum social group run by Journey Church which meets at the Centre on the third Friday of the month, from 12.30pm to 4pm. You can just turn up to this.
Letters of Support:
We are sometimes asked to write letters to support a person’s asylum claim or asylum appeal. We will only agree to do this for asylum seekers who have been having support sessions and attending group events at the Centre over a number of months. We will not write letters of support for people if we have only just met or spoken to them.
If you think you will attend regularly, please ask for the Birmingham LGBT Attendance Record sheet, which will help you keep evidence of what you have attended, when you attend your support session.
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