The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre has become the largest provider of aid, advocacy and health services for asylum seekers in Australia. The Centre works directly with asylum seekers living in our community to provide direct aid and support as they await an outcome of their refugee determination application in Australia. The Centre also campaigns and lobbies on behalf of asylum seekers and all Australians who want to see change to policies that result in a more compassionate response to the plight of asylum seekers in Australia. Most importantly, at times of despair and hopelessness, the Centre is there to offer comfort, friendship, hope and respite.
Since 2012 Footscape has been working with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre to implement strategies contributing to the attainment of foot health and wellbeing for recipients of care. Podiatrists are encouraged to Get Involved in this program for which there are opportunities to participate within health promotion activities and clinical service delivery.