RMC celebrated five years of working in Walsall with a showcase event, highlighting some of the amazing work and impact it has had on the community. Bhumika, RMC Casework Team Manager, introduced one of her clients, Aysha* a survivor of domestic violence who had come to RMC for support.
Aysha arrived in the UK in 2021 to join her husband. Sadly, soon after this, he began to abuse Aysha both physically and mentally.
I felt mentally tortured. My uncle told me to get some help because I did not know what to do. I was scared because my husband told me I will be sent back if I told anybody about what was happening.
In September 2021, Aysha first met Bhumika at RMC. Although scared and uncertain, Aysha had taken the first big step to her new life. Bhumika reassured her and explained her rights and what the next steps would be. A safe home was not the only thing Aysha and her child would need, so Bhumika worked with them to apply for benefits and with immigration support.
Aysha was referred to a women’s refuge where she could live safely and provided with access to a range of other support to help her settle and begin to rebuild her life.
She now has been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain and her child is thriving in his new home.
At the end of her speech during the showcase event, Aysha was applauded for her bravery in telling her story.
This has made my life and my child’s life better. I now feel safe, I am more independent and my child’s life is better now. I would like to thank RMC for all the help in the process.
See more of the Walsall Showcase event here