Refugee Action's collaborative new handbook details how refugee and asylum charities are addressing Covid-19 challenges.
They spent the session discussing the ways that organisations can involve their service users and create space for meaningful participation.
The new model sees the introduction of regulated immigration advice to de-escalate crisis and build capacity within their early action advice model.
The InterAction Drop-in team visited Bristol to see what lessons could be learned from their Asylum Early Action partners.
Rachel Ward-Newton from Refugee Action explains how a coalition of eight charities is working together on the Early Action programme.
A core partner in Asylum Early action, Brushstrokes are developing preventative ways of working and embedding this learning across the organisation
Beth Wilson, the director of Bristol Refugee Rights, says that charities must empower those they work with and allow them to influence decision-makers directly.
"This month we have a guest contribution from our friends at Refugee Action. Lora Evans discusses below how they are taking an Early Action approach to supporting asylum seekers."
Refugee Action is today launching an England-wide programme to help prevent people in the asylum system living in crisis.
Advocates claim asylum seekers are not given enough information about how to to navigate a complex legal system.
Refugee Action announced last Thursday that it is launching a new programme to help asylum seekers understand the asylum system and avoid falling into crisis
Carolina Albuerne explains how Refugee Action has worked with eight charities to bring an early-action approach to the crisis-driven asylum and refugee sector.