PERN wishes to give a warm welcome to new local residents living in a hotel in Carlisle whilst they wait for their asylum applications to be processed.
The new residents are provided with a room or shared room and three meals a day – but they are not allowed to work, attend formal adult education or receive any welfare benefits. They can access emergency and primary health care services.
Being so limited in what they can do, people are bored and frustrated. Local voluntary and community groups are stepping up to help people get involved in activities.
A new paid role of Asylum and Refugee Coordinator has been created to support links between residents and the local community. It is based in Carlisle and is a partnership between Multicultural Cumbria, Carlisle Refugee Action Group and PERN.
Currently, the post is funded for 6 months and we are working on getting further funding.
We are grateful to Cumbria Community Foundation for accessing funding from the following: Resilience Fund, Johnson Fund, Strummer Calling Fund, CN Group Fund, Evening Hill Grassroots Fund.
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