What is an Asylum Seeker
An asylum seeker is someone who comes to the UK, often fleeing persecution, torture or war, and applies for refugee status. Until refugee status is granted, such a person remains an asylum seeker. Asylum seekers often encounter homelessness and face difficulty in obtaining accommodation.
What Advice & Support Is Available?
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council actively employs a dedicated Minority Ethnic Support Officer. The officer is available by appointment only, to advise and assist non-British citizens with any problems or queries they may have and can sign people to the appropriate agencies.
How Can An Appointment Be Made?
The Officer works Monday – Friday 08:30 – 16:00 – It is vital that you pre arrange your appointment and advise the Officer of any language needs you may require.