Asylum detainees get housing help

London asylum seekers leaving detention centres are being helped with housing by a new project run by the London Detainee Support Group.

The charity aims to provide advice and support for hundreds of asylum seekers facing homelessness.

It said it had so far helped around 45 asylum seekers who would otherwise still be in detention or destitute to get housing.

Charlotte Phillips of the Group said: “Many asylum seekers are unaware of their rights and do not know that they can be released if they have nowhere to go. This results in asylum seekers, who have committed no crime to be deprived of their liberty for months, and even years, at a great cost to their mental and physical health.”

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