19 January, 2022
By admin

Ali’s story

Ali’s story

They found me a host family, helped get me a flat, and introduced me to youth charities where I met friends and became a youth leader. They enrolled me in college to improve my English. Anytime I need help they are there for me and if they can’t help they put me in touch with others who can. Before my interview with the Home Office I was very anxious, so they sent a nice volunteer with me to the interview and that really made me calm down and relax.

Last month I finally got a positive decision on my asylum claim from the Home Office which means I have the right to work and begin my life. I don’t think I could have got refugee status without West London Welcome’s help. My life is so busy now – I’m doing acting, music, and every week I volunteer at the day centre. Everything positive in my life started with West London Welcome.