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Weʼre raising £2,000 to help a young asylum seeker with PTSD

Norwich, United Kingdom

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I mentor a young asylum seeker who needs help accessing legal and mental health support.

Legal aid is not working effectively and when his claim was rejected he had to engage a private solicitor to lodge his appeal. He has borrowed £1200 and may need a further £2000 if his appeal has to go to the next stage. As an asylum seeker he is not allowed to work and gets just £36 a week from the government to cover all his food and subsistence costs. Your one-off donation can help him afford effective legal representation to fight his case.

He has severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by the events that led him to flee his country and suffers from constant flashbacks and suicidal thoughts. Although the NHS recognises that he needs help, they do not have the resources to offer him counselling now. Low cost counselling is available privately from £15 per hour. Your donation can help him access the counselling that he desperately wants to help him cope with the trauma that he has suffered.

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  • Catherine  Locke4 months ago
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    Catherine Locke

    4 months ago

    Thank you very much to everyone who has donated - your donations really make a difference and your messages of support are just as important in letting him know that there are people out there who would like to see his claim succeed! Although the appeal was due to be heard last week, the solicitor had requested a deferment in view of his current mental illhealth. I am pleased to say that this has been granted for the time being.

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    Catherine Locke

    4 months ago
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    Catherine Locke

    4 months ago
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Page last updated on: 4/30/2018 4:19 PM

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9

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 30, 2018

    £50.00

  • Mark Tebboth

    Mark Tebboth

    Apr 30, 2018

    Good luck, hope you hit your target and then some!

    £20.00

  • Martha Bergin

    Martha Bergin

    Apr 24, 2018

    Hope you reach the target

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 21, 2018

    £50.00

  • Rhys Jenkins

    Rhys Jenkins

    Apr 18, 2018

    Good luck with your efforts. Ruth and Rhys

    £50.00

  • Janet Seeley and Stanley Musgrave

    Janet Seeley and Stanley Musgrave

    Apr 18, 2018

    Best wishes, both for this campaign, and also for the young man's care and case.

    £50.00

  • Laurence Wild

    Laurence Wild

    Apr 18, 2018

    £30.00

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Catherine  Locke

Catherine Locke

Norwich, United Kingdom

I am a volunteer mentor with New Routes in Norwich. In my working life, I am a social researcher focusing on gender and migration in developing countries.

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