Last week I was among 100 volunteers at the monthly drop-in for destitute asylum seekers run by the New North London Synagogue. The experience was both humbling and inspiring.
Many of the clients are at breaking point, after months — in some cases years — of limbo, waiting to hear whether their asylum claim has been successful, unable to build any kind of life in the meantime, some surviving on £5 a day or less. Despite all this, their courage and dignity are astonishing.
And I was also inspired by my fellow volunteers who provided acts of kindness, good humour and