Daisy Jacobs

Fellow’s Profile

Daisy Jacobs

Fellow’s Profile

Daisy Jacobs

Purpose whilst pending: using social enterprise to rethink asylum limbo

Fellowship

Focus

Developing support through social enterprise for asylum seekers awaiting refugee status

Fellowship year

2020

Biography

I am the co-founder and Director of Routes, a London-based social enterprise supporting women with experience of the UK asylum system. Since 2015, through my work and volunteering in the UK and Europe, I have been exploring how organisations and individuals can resist the hostility and lack of humanity of the asylum system. I am specifically interested in how to support people who are waiting for a decision on their asylum claim to stay positive, purposeful and productive whilst in limbo. Through my Fellowship, I was hoping to explore the role of social enterprise in this, by visiting Germany, Jordan and Turkey, whose asylum systems and approaches to social enterprise are vastly different from one another, and from ours in the UK. Whilst my Fellowship has been paused because of the pandemic, I have continued to explore this through my day-to-day work, and connecting with other organisations across Europe looking to address this in different ways. I look forward to picking up my Fellowship as soon as I am able to.

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Disclaimer

All Reports are copyright © the author. The moral right of the author has been asserted. The views and opinions expressed by any Fellow are those of the Fellow and not of the Churchill Fellowship or its partners, which have no responsibility or liability for any part of them.