Early Action for Asylum Seekers Project

Working with those seeking asylum

Early Action project for people seeking asylum


Brushstrokes is working with Refugee Action and six other charities to bring early action approaches to our work with those seeking asylum.




The project started in July 2018 and has been funded by the National Lottery Community Fund for 3 years. It is being coordinated by Refugee Action.


Asylum Early Action aims to discover and implement services that help people in the asylum system before they reach crisis point. The programme partners have developed and signed up to a set of overarching principles that we believe illustrate the central elements of asylum early action.

Brushstrokes approach to early action includes:

  • Increased outreach and home visiting to those in asylum accommodation.

  • Providing asylum guides to help individuals understand and navigate the asylum journey. 

  • Improving our refugee homelessness prevention pathway to ensure a smoother transition for refugees as they move from asylum support and settle in the UK.  

For more information on the project or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer asylum guide please contact info@brushstrokessandwell.org.uk or 0121 565 2234 and ask for Lukano our Early Action advice worker.

Brushstrokes and Father Hudson’s Care has signed up to the Asylum early action principles.

For more information about Asylum Early Action see https://asylumearlyaction.org/