Our sister network, NACCOM, with members across the country tackling destitution, has just published an important report on the experiences of people following a negative asylum decision. It makes for sobering reading all the more so because its authors have personal experience of destitution in this country and of immigration control.

Mindful that the government has just pushed through major changes to asylum policy through Parliament, it is this kind of evidence that should instead be guiding the direction of asylum policy in this country. And we are concerned that many of the people who suffer these types of experience will then go onto suffer more in immigration detention.

This report shows it is truly time for change and the need for humane and compassionate approach to the asylum policy in this country.