Information and Stats

Welcome to the North of England Refugee Service information centre.

This section attempts to redress the balance of reporting the issues surrounding refugees and asylum seekers.

The North of England Refugee Service (NERS) believes that refugees in general receive an unfairly negative press and also that the whole issue of asylum seekers in the UK has been confused by the media and politicians irresponsible use of terms like ‘bogus’ and ‘economic migrants’, which have served to blur the definitions between genuine asylum seekers and illegal immigrants.

This section will also set out to explain the background to receiving asylum and the development of asylum policy in the UK.

If you have any enquires about this section, please email Roy Blewitt on