Asylum seekers welcomed to Kingston after relocation from Napier Barracks
Finally, some of those housed at Napier Barracks have been relocated! We hope that this will continue and that nobody will have to live in these inadequate conditions much longer.
‘Our local team of Care4Calais volunteers in parked up about five minutes from the hotel to greet those who have now been relocated to Kingston. The guys have been in quarantine for ten days since leaving Napier, where most of them have been since September – so they were really glad to be out.
We had lots of volunteers helping to give our fruit, toiletries, clothes and shoes to choose from for those who came along – and we also gave out a few phones. I can’t even imagine living in those barracks without a phone, without any way of contacting friends and family outside. We had some really lovely chats with people in the local area too who were all very supportive.
We took requests for other most needed items and contact details so that we can keep in touch with those now housed in our area. We referred some people to our Access team in order to link them up with lawyers who can help with their asylum claims, and showed them the way to Richmond Park to see the deer!’ – Ellie, Care4Calais (U.K.) volunteer
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