Impact of our refugee support work

This last year Global Link commissioned evaluation consultant Sue Holden to externally evaluate the impact of Global Link’s work with refugees and asylum seekers.

Sue Holden writes that, ‘Global Link is greatly appreciated, and even loved, by asylum seekers and refugees in the district. As one refugee commented “I am not happy when I came to here … Now I say it for everyone, if a new asylum seeker comes through the door I tell them ‘you are very lucky to be in Lancaster’, because I know what support you will get.” She also writes that, ‘Other local agencies have observed that the situation for asylum seekers and refugees would be much worse without the hub of Global Link – a place to get support and a place for socialising – and that there would be more isolation, homelessness, and mental health problems among asylum seekers and refugees.’

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Global Link produces annual reports for the Big Lottery Fund. Click here for our Year 3 report