Young adult asylum seekers in the UK will have survived unimaginable experiences within their countries of origin, and/or during their long and treacherous journeys to reach this country.
Many will have left home as children and spent their formative years in traumatic, or exploitative, situations.
However, once they reach the UK, many are left isolated and alone without adequate guidance and support in asylum accommodation.
There is therefore an urgent need to provide care, support and guidance to this vulnerable group.
We recently sent an open letter to the Home Office signed by over 38 cross-party MPs, 31 NGOs, civil society organisations and experts.