Asylum seekers and refugees have described Global Link as a 'second home'. We know that Global Link is greatly appreciated, and even loved, by asylum seekers and refugees in the District.
As one refugee commented "I am not happy when I came to here ..Now I say it for everyone, if a new asylum seeker comes through the door I tell them 'you are very lucky to be in Lancaster', because I know what support you will get."
Here you can see two videos about our work with refugees and asylum seekers. This one focusses on our Lunch Drop in this one on all of our work We have a vision of a long-term space in Lancaster where refugees and asylum seekers can feel welcome, supported and safe, where they can meet local people, and where they can access support, information and advice to enable them to reach their potential in the UK. We need to raise £75,000 to help us fund such a space.
Local agencies have observed that Lancaster would be much worse off without
the hub of Global Link - a place for asylum seekers and refugees to get support and a place
for socialising - and that there would be more isolation, homelessness, and mental health problems
among asylum seekers and refugees.
If you would prefer to donate by BACs, please contact us on 01524 36201, and if you would prefer to pay by cheque, please send it to Global Link, YMCA, New Road, Lancaster, LA1 1EZ
People who donate will be invited to vote on the name of the building.Please use your vote to tell us which you like best click here to vote
If we are unable to fulfil our vision of purchasing a property, we will contact donors and offer to refund your donation