On Monday 3rd December 2018 the Home Office announced1 that Action Foundation would be delivering a pilot (called Action Access) over two years to provide an ‘alternative to detention’ for female asylum seekers. The project, provided housing and support to women who were detained at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre, or who would otherwise be detained there. Action Access offered participants supported accommodation managed by the charity, as well as a small number in accommodation provided by dispersal contractors, in Tyneside.

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What was this project for?

“I have a regular house to live in that I can be proud of, I’m learning English and I’ve been able to see a doctor and a dentist for the first time in 10 years!”

Action Access Client