The asylum centre

Normally, asylum seekers stay at an accommodation centre while their application is being processed. In certain cases, however, the Immigration Service grants permission to stay outside the centre.

You can tell the centre staff about your case or your sexual orientation or gender identity. They are bound by a duty of confidentiality meaning that they cannot tell others.

It is ok to let the staff know of your needs and ask for special treatment because you are LGBT.

Tell if others are harassing you in the centre.

LGBT Asylum is in dialogue with the Red Cross and others, who run the various centres, about specific needs of LGBT asylum seekers. Let us know if you have any specific issues regarding your accommodation or situation in the centre, and we shall see what we can do.