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Want to get started? Here are our tools and resources for local groups and activists campaigning for the rights of people seeking asylum in the UK.



Campaigning takes many forms, depending on who you want to influence and what you’re trying to change. Luckily there’s a whole box of tools at your disposal and many years of campaigning know-how out there for you to draw on.

Whether you are stepping up to play your part in supporting a national campaign, or you want to lead a local action, we hope you’ll find this information useful!

Just starting out? We’ve got a quick briefing on how to make your campaigns empowering, exciting and effective! Check it our here: Effective Campaigning June 2015

Lunchtime Campaign Groups are an excellent way to take regular campaign actions in support of a more just and humane asylum system. They are easy to run and really help influence opinion formers and decision makers. Click here to read our briefing: RAA Briefing – How to Run a Lunchtime Campaign Group – Final

For support and information about current campaigns, and advice on approaches to effecting change in your local area, please contact your Regional Activism Co-ordinator.

Creative Campaigning

Click here for ideas to spark your imagination, help you reach new audiences and win hearts and minds.

Influencing Decision Makers

New resource now available!!

Click here for advice and top tips on routes to influencing politicians and opinion formers.



New resource now available!!
Want to get up to speed with key facts and figures? Check out our latest briefing RAA Briefing – 6 facts on asylum – FINAL

There are many accessible and informative resources to help raise awareness about why people are forced to flee their homes, and the challenges they experience here in the UK as they seek protection from persecution. Click here  to access awareness raising resources.



New resource now available!!
There is a lot of misinformation about people who seek asylum in the UK, and their rights and entitlements. To help you tell the truth about asylum check out our latest briefing, which also outlines some of our advocacy goals to improve the treatment of people seeking refugee protection. RAA Briefing – 6 facts on asylum – FINAL

People who come to the UK in search of safety often experience poverty and homelessness. To learn more, read our briefing on asylum-related destitution (Destitution October 2015)

We’ve produced a range of nifty resources outlining key arguments in support of our four main advocacy goals:
• Improve decision making and ensure that all those in need of protection receive it;

• Provide asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute with sufficient support so that they can meet their essential living needs while they remain in the UK (How to Win the Argument – Support Rates – June Update);

• Grant asylum seekers permission to work if their case has not been resolved within six months or they have been refused, but temporarily cannot be returned through no fault of their own (Still Human Still Here Briefing on Permission to Work – April 2016);

• Provide free access to healthcare for all asylum seekers while they are in the UK (RAA Briefing – Free Access to Healthcare for People Seeking Asylum – Final)

For the latest ‘Call to Action’ on these goals, visit our Take Action Today page.



To date, 13 Councils across the UK have passed motions that protest against the use of destitution as a policy tool within the asylum system. Want to get involved? Check out our guide How to Win the Argument – Destitution Motions and for the latest on local actions to end asylum destitution click here.



Regional Asylum Activism works with asylum seekers and refugees and local support organisations to identify problems and recommend solutions. We respond to government inquiries and calls for evidence and we carry out/ contribute to local research. Click here to find out more about what we’ve learnt.


Want to find out what sort of stuff we send out in our monthly mailing list? Look no further! We’ve uploaded all of our old ‘Be The Change’ updates so you can have a look!

January-February 2016
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June 2016



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