Peyman was refused asylum. When he turned 18, he lost support from social care and he moved into a house that was provided by nuns. After this provision closed down, Peyman began to sleep on the floor of the building. After a while, he was made homeless and he began sleeping on the streets.
Asylum Welcome was deeply concerned for Peyman’s welfare. We found a remarkable local family who provided a room in their home for Peyman. Meanwhile, we worked tirelessly with lawyers to continue to present Peyman’s case to the Home Office. We also helped him with food and hardship money, found him free college courses, provided English lessons, and supported him to volunteer in our Welcome Centre.
Peyman found it hard to fit in with local youth culture, so he stuck close to Asylum Welcome and we stuck by him. It took 12 long years from the day of his arrival before he was finally granted Leave to Remain in 2019. Peyman still volunteers for Asylum Welcome; meanwhile, he is working towards his goal of becoming an engineer.
(Source: Annual Review 2019-20).