Jon (Home Office)
Prior to our Group Q&A session I was anxious and fearful knowing that I was about to face my worst nightmare “The Home Office”. I had expectations of being grilled and bombarded with harsh responses due to my previous encounters with them. However this was not the case.. My worst expectations and perceptions were shattered very early within the session as a calm humble and kind Jon articulately introduced himself into this marvellous educating and enlightening session. Each member was given the opportunity to put forward their questions to Jon.
I was quite amazed by his calm and accurate responses. This clearly changed my awful thoughts and fears against the Home Office and their Representatives. I quickly learnt and came to the realisation that they are people only carrying out tasks assigned to them. The Home Office are just doing their job.
More over I felt empowered by this session and felt my fears disappearing quickly and being replaced with a huge morale boost which I hope will help me engage and communicate effectively with The Home Office and my Legal Representatives about my asylum case. I also gained vast knowledge on various aspects by the questions put forward by my peers in the Group. I now have a much clearer understanding on the functionality of the Home Office.
Mr K.Mbahepa The Bradford Rainbow Club Group Member.