Tom Godwin has held various roles in community organising, electoral organising, political communications, local government, and trade union organising since 2014. He has an MA in International Relations and first met people in the asylum system as a volunteer in Liverpool, providing basic support to people entering the asylum system, running English classes and setting up Liverpool’s City of Sanctuary (COS) campaign group in 2013. It was here that he first experienced the kind of life-saving legal advice and support provided by legal advocates such as Asylum Justice.