I was pleased to learn through my trades council more about the work that Crossroads Women's Centre undertakes.
It works alongside organisations such as the All African Women's Group whose main focus is giving information and advice to those who are fighting to stay in Britain.
Many asylum-seeking women are rape survivors or survivors of torture but when they reach the Britain they face yet more horrors.
Female asylum-seekers are denied full access to information about their rights, face low standards of healthcare in immigrant detention centres and many are put onto a fast-track system where they have only two days to make an application or appeal before being sent back to the country they fled from, the country that tortured them.
Recently Serco guards at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire were reported to have dragged a naked women from her room in an attempt to deport her.
This horrendous situation is set to get worse as funding for legal aid is reduced, more and more services are being passed to private companies like Serco and entitlement to benefits is made harder.
As a supposed First World country and the sixth-richest globally isn't it time we treated women who have survived horrors unimaginable to most of us better than this?