Why LGBTQ+ Peer Support Groups for People Seeking asylum are vital elements within Communities.
As a member of The Bradford Rainbow Club l now have perspective wisdom and views on life especially when it comes to integrating and rebuilding my life within the LGBTQ+ Community within the UK.
My peers within this Group have become my closest friends especially during this Global Health Pandemic.
The Bradford Rainbow Club in conjuction with Free2B-ME and Global Bradford provided much needed support for us especially during the COVID-19 Lockdown. Essential items masks and hand sanitisers were provided. Our WhatsApp Platform and the Free2B-ME Community Facebook Hub was constantly updated with all the important guidelines and safety precautions which were vital especially for asylum seekers as we live in shared accommodations and not everyone speaks English.
Not long ago I was a attacked within my previous accommodation. The help and support I received as a member of this group from other members our Facilitator and Free2B-ME has been truly overwhelming. They have all stood with me as one of their own which gave me the strength to face my predicament. Today I am doing okay. I am safe.
During Q& A sessions members have many questions due to our current situation. We all have different opinions but our conversations are settled amicably.
Jon’s visit (from The Home Office) has ignited courage amongst group members prior to negativity from hearsay.
The Bradford Rainbow Club has been my pillar of strength and has pushed me to stand up strong and shrugg off all my fears worries and “what ifs”. I am FREE2B-ME.
Samuel Gitu – The Bradford Rainbow Club Group Member.