We all know exercise is good for us – both physically and mentally – and riding a bike helps asylum seekers get around in a cost-effective way.
An asylum seeker is entitled to £5 a day (and is not allowed, by law, to take paid work to supplement this). This sum must cover food, clothing, and the rest of everyday living costs, so there’s very little available for bus fares!
We have a scheme where bicycles are provided to solve this very problem; old bikes are refurbished and lent to asylum seekers for as long as they are needed. How fabulous is that.
If you have an idea that can help solve the everyday challenges of asylum seekers and make a difference to their everyday lives, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.