ENDING SOON – Transport Support for Asylum Seekers in Wales

 

This project will be ending on the 31st of March!

 

 

From 1 February – 31 March, eligible asylum seekers in Wales can apply for free bus and or train tickets across Wales.

Asylum seekers live on £39.63 a week and, as a result, cannot always access public transportation to attend educational activities, participate in volunteering opportunities, attend community-based integration activities, or attend their asylum claim, legal and or medical appointments.

Funded by the Welsh Government, the pilot project aims to support asylum seekers receiving sections 4, 95, 98 support from the Home Office and those who are refused support and have exhausted their rights to appeal by providing them with a travel ticket to their appointments. It will also help the Welsh Government understand the transportation needs of asylum seekers in Wales and gather evidence to consider whether asylum seekers can access concessionary travel, similar to that which is provided to other groups of people.

The scheme is being delivered by partners Oasis Cardiff, EYST and the lead partner Welsh Refugee Council. By telephone and face to face, staff and volunteers will administer requests for travel tickets and collect data about people travel needs.

This scheme is not available to asylum-seeking children receiving support from local authorities.

To learn more about the project, email: lara.ramsay@wrc.wales

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