yorkshire and humberside

Huddersfield Elim 611 Asylum Work

Oasis Centre, Merton Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4BN
01484 543977
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611 Asylum Support Work helps asylum seekers and refugees integrate into society through practical support like form filling, letter writing, phone calls and signposting to other agencies. Our social support includes the Open Door Friday social and food drop-in and Eritrean, Farsi and Asian Fellowship groups.

yorkshire and humberside

Abigail Housing Destitution Project (Bradford)

116 Caledonia Street, Senior Way, Bradford, BD4 7BQ
01274 767887 / 07908 364112
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Abigail Housing is a charitable company providing support and homes to destitute refugees and asylum seekers. The Destitution Project provides a room in a shared house, a weekly allowance, food parcels, bus money, advice, support and signposting services.

yorkshire and humberside

Abigail Housing Refugee Project (Leeds)

Woodhouse Community Centre, 197 Woodhouse Street, Leeds, LS6 2NY
07743 189314
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Abigail Housing is a charitable company providing support and homes to destitute refugees and asylum seekers. Its Refugee Project manages single sex shared houses in Leeds in partnership with registered social landlords and private landlords.

west midlands

ACH (Birmingham)

93 Cape Hill, Smethwick, Birmingham, B66 4SA
0121 565 3384
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ACH is a leading provider of resettlement services for refugee and newly arrived communities in the West Midlands and the West Country. We support the settlement and resettlement needs of refugees to develop independence and equip them with the skills they need to gain sustainable employment.

south and south west

ACH (Bristol)

Unit 20, Easton Business Centre, Felix Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 0HE
0117 954 0433
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ACH is a leading provider of resettlement services for refugee and newly arrived communities in the West Midlands and the West Country. We support the settlement and resettlement needs of refugees to develop independence and equip them with the skills they need to gain sustainable employment.

west midlands

ACH (Wolverhampton)

42 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4XB
01902 429163
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ACH is a leading provider of resettlement services for refugee and newly arrived communities in the West Midlands and the West Country. We support the settlement and resettlement needs of refugees to develop independence and equip them with the skills they need to gain sustainable employment.

london and south east

Action for Refugees in Lewisham

F3 Leemore Central Community Hub Bonfield Road Lewisham SE13 5ES
020 8297 4111
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AFRIL is a grassroots charity based in Lewisham, working with refugees and asylum seekers to relieve poverty and social isolation, improve education and integration. Services include ESOL Classes, the Rainbow Club supplementary school, an Advice Service and Support for Destitute Families.

north east

Action Foundation (Newcastle)

The Castle Gate, Melbourne Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2JQ
0191 231 3113
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Action Foundation is a Christian charity providing supported accommodation and a hosting scheme for destitute asylum seekers and new refugees. We also provide free ESOL classes and other fee-paying accredited courses through Action Language.

north east

Action Foundation (Sunderland)

90 Coronation Street, Sunderland, SR1 2HE
0191 5670222
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A branch of Action Foundation in Newcastle, offering Skills for Life and ESOL for Employability courses in Sunderland for learners of all abilities, along with accommodation for destitute asylum seekers.

london and south east

Afghan Association Paiwand

Middlesex House, 130 College Road, Harrow, HA1 1BQ
0208 905 8770
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Paiwand (meaning unity) is a charity serving over 2,000 people across North West London from all over the world. Services include community Saturday Schools for children; housing, enrichment and careers support for teenagers living in the UK alone. We also provide free English classes for adults, mental health support and help people to navigate the immigration process and access basic services.

yorkshire and humberside

AJAR (Asylum Justice and Release) Leeds

All Hallows Church, 24 Regent Terrace, Leeds, LS6 1NP.
07538 758513
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AJAR is a network of people in Leeds, often from faith communities, seeking to help people currently in detention who have a valid case for applying for bail. It supports asylum seekers who have been detained beyond reason, are struggling with support and would live in the Leeds area if released.

london and south east

Akwaaba (Hackney)

Princess May School, Hackney, London, N16 8AJ

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Akwaaba is a Sunday afternoon social centre for migrants. It provides hot meals: solidarity, friendship and support:English conversation and literacy classes: storytelling: wellbeing workshops: computers and WIFI: arts & music: activities for young people: bike repair and cycle training.

north west

All Saints Church Liverpool

55 Sheil Road, LIverpool, L6 3AD
0151 345 3208
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All Saints works with Asylum Link Merseyside and supports asylum seekers and refugees within its congregation through two groups:'Status’, a church community for women who are wrestling with asylum or immigration, and a Farsi speaking Bible study group.

north west

ASHA (Asylum Support Housing Advice)

159 Princess Road, Moss Side Manchester M14 4RE
0161 227 8555
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ASHA is a service of GMIAU, The Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit. The project provides support, advocacy and advice for asylum seekers whose applications have been refused and fully determined through two drop-ins on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

north west

Asha North Staffordshire

Unit 7, Hanley Business Park, Cooper Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 4DW
01782 363122 or 07429 007234
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ASHA provides a range of services to asylum seekers and refugees. Practical support includes advice, casework, emergency food and a clothing store. It promotes social integration through activities, including English classes, football in the park, bicycles to promote mobility, computers and internet access, and an activity club for women and children.

north west

Ashton Churches Asylum Project

St. Thomas’ Church, Warrington Rd., Ashton-in-Makerfield, WN4 9PL
01942 724207.
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ACAP is a churches' partnership to support asylum seekers and refugees based in Ashton-in-Makerfield. The ministry includes home visits from a team of befrienders, weekly English language classes, a Sunday Social drop-in at St.Thomas' and a bike project to enable asylum seekers to get to Wigan easily.

west midlands

ASIRT

4 St. Paul’s Road Balsall Heath Birmingham B12 8NG
0121 213 5893
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ASIRT (Asylum Support and Immigration Resource Team) is a not-for-profit OISC regulated advocacy organisation which provides legal support and representation to asylum seekers and other undocumented migrants in the West Midlands.

yorkshire and humberside

ASSIST Sheffield

Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JB.
0114 275 4960
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ASSIST Sheffield is a volunteer-led charity seeking to challenge asylum destitution and promote integration through accommodation, advocacy support and welfare payments, as well as volunteering, accompanying, interpreting and social activities.

wales

Asylum Justice

Portland House, 113-116 Bute Street, Cardiff, CF10 5EQ
029 2049 9421
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Asylum Justice is a charitable trust, founded in 2005, that provides free legal services to asylum seekers and refugees in Wales. Open drop-in sessions are held every Monday at City United Reformed Church in Windsor Place, Cardiff (CF10 3BZ) between 6 and 8.30pm.

north west

Asylum Link Merseyside

St Anne’s, Overbury Street, Liverpool, L7 3HJ.
0151 709 7373
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Asylum Link supports Asylum Seekers and Refugees raises awareness around refugee issues. It runs a drop-in centre providing friendship, help and advice, and a wide range of services including ESOL, lunches, trips out and social activities. Most services are provided on a drop in basis, with appointments for specialist activities. 

north west

Asylum Seeker Drop-In, Preston

St.Cuthbert's Church, Lytham Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3AR
01772 707308
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The British Red Cross have set up a drop in and support service for asylum seekers and refugees on Thursday mornings. Services include immigration advice, access to education and training, and Talk English classes. A meal is provided at lunchtime.

london and south east

Asylum Welcome

Newtec Place, Magdalen Road, Oxford , OX4 1RE
01865 722082
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Asylum Welcome’s aim is to reduce poverty, suffering and social isolation, and to enable asylum seekers and refugees to live with respect and dignity. Services include advice, information and support and befriending, visiting and advocating for people in immigration detention.

west midlands

Austin Smith House

96 Ivor Road Sparkhill Birmingham B11 4NX
0121 772 7933
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Austin Smith House is a Passionist community house of prayer and hospitality for destitute male asylum seekers and refugees. It offers a safe and welcoming home and community, food and some advocacy.

east midlands

BACA

Regent Wharf, 46 Derby Rd, Loughborough, LE11 5BX
01509 550438
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Baca provides specialist supported accommodation and development training for young people who are 16 years and over. We specifically work with separated young people who are seeking asylum, some of whom have been victims of trafficking. Accommodation covers the spectrum of need from New Arrival Houses, through Semi-Independent Learning Houses to Post-18 Accommodation. Baca also provides education and training in a specially designed programme.

wales

Barnardo's Free to Be Service

87A Grand Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 4LE
02920 577074
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Families First Cardiff Cadarn Free to Be Service provides refugees and asylum seekers with support with the transition into the community by encouraging the skills needed for independent living, particularly familiarisation with the education system. It also provides mental health and therapeutic support, and parenting programmes.

london and south east

Barnet Refugee Service

8th Floor, Hyde House, Edgware Rd, London, NW9 6LH
020 8905 9002
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BRS believes that everyone is born equal and that asylum is a fundamental human right. Its services include welfare, housing and immigration advice and information, pro bono legal support, men's, women's and youth groups, Mums & Tots, training and workshops, gardening, homework club and emergency food.

yorkshire and humberside

BEACON (Bradford)

Touchstone, 32 Merton Road, Bradford, BD7 1RE
01274 727525
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BEACON offers welcome, hospitality and support to destitute asylum seekers. Projects include a hosting scheme, a McKenzie Friends group that support at asylum tribunals, and campaigning activities. Bradford City of Sanctuary https://bradford.cityofsanctuary.org/ also operates from the same address.

northern ireland

Belfast Friendship Club

83 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1HP.

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Belfast Friendship Club meets on Thursday evenings at the Common Grounds cafe. It is a safe space for people from all over the world and for Belfast’s residents to meet in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere, get information, get involved in activities and events, make friends and help each other.

london and south east

BEST (Befriending and Support Team)

115 Mare Street, London, E8 4RU

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BEST is a voluntary organisation dedicated to visiting foreign nationals in HM Prison Wandsworth, South London. They focus on people held in detention centres or in prison who were seeking sanctuary. They visit everyone in this category who requests a BEST visit for as long as they want the visits to continue.  Where possible they also try to support detainees after their release from prison.

west midlands

Birmingham Community Hosting Network

Highgate House Southacre Ave Birmingham B5 7DL
07709 645097
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BIRCH is a hosting network aiming to relieve the destitution of asylum seekers who are homeless. Volunteer community hosts provide short term accommodation in spare rooms. They are fully supported by a Project Coordinator.

wales

BLOOM

Elm Grove Rd, West Cross, Swansea, SA3 5DL
01792 362122
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Bloom is a project of Linden Church. It welcomes asylum seekers and refugees to Swansea and helps them integrate and flourish. Bloom works through home visits, friendship, creating volunteering opportunities, resources to help create comfortable and safe homes and the Red Cafe on Mumbles Road.

north west

Boaz Trust

Boaz Trust, Kath Locke Centre, 123 Moss Lane East, Manchester M15 5DD
0161 202 1056
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The Boaz Trust is a Christian charity providing accommodation and support for destitute refused asylum seekers and homeless refugees in the Manchester area through housing, hosting and night shelter schemes. Support workers access legal support to advance their case and offer activities that promote wellbeing and integration and help them towards 'life in all its fullness'.

north west

Bolton Citizens Advice Bureau

Bolton & District Citizens Advice Bureau, 26/28 Mawdsley Street, Bolton, BL1 1LF.
0300 330 1153.
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Bolton CAB offers free initial immigration advice. In addition to this advice service they also offer casework support with any applications. This may, in a small number of cases, be available through the Legal Aid service: if not, then via a not-for-profit fee paying service which is cheaper than most immigration solicitors.

south and south west

Borderlands

The Assisi Centre, Lawfords Gate, Bristol, BS5 0RE
07718 598 188
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Borderlands works with asylum seekers, refugees and victims of trafficking. The Drop-In is a safe place to meet people and get help. It offers a free hot meal, recreational activities, support, advice and ESOL classes. The mentoring project enables refugees to lead independent, productive, fulfilled lives. There is also a short term accommodation project for newly granted refugees.

london and south east

BRASS Bedford

27b Tavistock St, Bedford, MK40 2RB.
01234 211381
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Bedfordshire Refugee & Asylum Seeker Support (BRASS) supports refugees and asylum seekers in Bedfordshire. It provides advice on a range of issues, English language tuition, and social activities, including a women's group and an allotment project.

north west

BRASS Bolton

The Park Lodge, Green Lane, Great Lever, BL3 2HP
01204 397 152
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BRASS (Befriending Refugees and Asylum Seekers) is a charity offering a range of services. These include: advice on immigration and asylum, support and information to access public services, English classes, workshops, training and skills development, well-being and befriending activities.

london and south east

Breaking Barriers (Clapham Junction)

John Morris Community Centre 164 ST John’s Hill, London SW11 1SW
07908 801286
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Breaking Barriers helps refugees in London find meaningful employment, rebuild their lives and integrate into their new home. It offers employment support, free English lessons, confidence building workshops and employment opportunities.

london and south east

Breaking Barriers (Shoreditch)

The Sundial Centre 11 Shipton St, London E2 7RU
07741 642324
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Breaking Barriers helps refugees in London find meaningful employment, rebuild their lives and integrate into their new home. It offers employment support, free English lessons, confidence building workshops and employment opportunities.

south and south west

Bridges for Communities

The Power House, 88 Feeder Road, Bristol, BS2 0TH

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Bridges for Communities connects people from different cultures and faiths, giving them the opportunity to build friendships and understand one another better. We challenge the stereotypes and prejudice that exist between different groups by promoting interaction and friendship.

london and south east

Brighton Migrant Solidarity

Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JA

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Brighton Migrant Solidarity is a grass-roots community and campaign group working to support migrants in Brighton and beyond. Our aim is to build a strong and diverse movement where we support each other to make the world a place where there truly is space for all.

london and south east

Brighton Voices in Exile

36 Upper Bedford Street, Brighton, BN1 2JP
01273 328598


BVIE is charity that gives advice, advocacy and support for people who are seeking asylum, refugees and those with no recourse to public funds. This includes practical help for the destitute, casework and legal support , housing, benefits, a destitution service, education, employment and volunteering.

south and south west

Bristol Hospitality Network

Easton Family Centre, Beaufort Street, Easton, Bristol, BS5 0SQ
07734 347817
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BHN extends solidarity to people seeking asylum and experiencing destitution through accommodation and creative community involvement.

south and south west

Bristol Refugee Rights

Bristol Refugee Rights, St Paul’s Learning Centre, 94 Grosvenor Road, Bristol, BS2 8XJ.
0117 9145480
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Bristol Refugee Rights runs a drop-in 3 days a week. Services include advocacy and information, casework for fresh claims, interpreting and English classes. Food and drinks are available at the drop-in, as well as clothes and small household items, a mini food bank, arts and crafts, pool and board games.

west midlands

British Red Cross Birmingham

7 Lowe Street Camp Hill Birmingham  B12 0ER
0121 766 5444
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The Red Cross offers a range of services to asylum seekers and refugees across the UK through its Refugee Support Services. The Birmingham Office has a drop in on Tuesday 9.30am-3.30pm.

east anglia

British Red Cross Refugee Support

11 Prince of Wales Road, Norwich, NR1 1BD
01603 623041
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The Red Cross supports refugees in a wide variety of ways, including emergency food, clothes or small amounts of cash to those facing severe hardship. Services include interpreting, orientation,help with family reunion and specialist support for vulnerable women.

scotland

British Red Cross Refugee Support, Glasgow

3rd Floor, Cambridge House, 8 Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3DZ.
0141 331 4170
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The Red Cross offers a range of services to asylum seekers and refugees across the UK through its Refugee Support Services.The Glasgow Office has a drop in on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 9:30am - 1pm & 2pm - 4:30pm.

north west

British Red Cross Refugee Support, Liverpool

Bradbury House, Tower Street Brunswick Business Park Liverpool  L3 4BJ
0151 702 5067
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The Red Cross offers a range of services to asylum seekers and refugees across the UK through its Refugee Support Services. These include offering emergency food, clothes or small amounts of cash to those facing severe hardship. We also help refugees access services and we offer friendly advice to the most vulnerable.

north west

British Red Cross Refugee Support, Manchester

Bradbury House, 10 Brindley Road City Park Cornbrook Manchester M16 9HQ
0161 888 8932
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The Red Cross offers a range of services to asylum seekers and refugees across the UK through its Refugee Support Services. These include offering emergency food, clothes or small amounts of cash  to those facing severe hardship. We also help refugees access services and we offer friendly advice to the most vulnerable.

north west

British Red Cross Refugee Support, Preston

Pittman Court, Pittman Way, Fulwood, Preston,  PR2 9ZG.
01772 707 308
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The Red Cross offers a range of services to asylum seekers and refugees across the UK through its Refugee Support Services.

west midlands

Brushstrokes Community Project

St. Philip's Parish Centre Messenger Road Smethwick B66 3DU
0121 565 2234
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Brushstrokes is a community project in Sandwell that supports the most vulnerable people in the area, including migrants. Core activities include the provision of practical resources to the destitute, visiting, befriending and ESOL classes.

north west

Burslem Jubilee

Burslem Lighthouse, Moorland Road, Burslem ST6 1DW
07958 250281 / 07532 108207
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The Burslem Jubilee Project offers support, companionship and activities to all asylum seekers and refugees within the local community. We provide a safe and welcoming environment. The project provides English language lessons, IT and activities which include crafts, board games, nail art, manicures and tennis.

london and south east

C4WS

6 Crestfield Street, London, WC1H 8AT
020 7278 6267
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C4WS provides a night shelter, English lessons, a job club, befriending, mentoring, a hosting scheme and social events to those who are homeless in Camden including refugees and asylum seekers. The C4WS winter night shelter operates from the beginning of November to the end of March each year. During these months, C4WS takes referrals for homeless people wishing to access the shelter from a number of agencies in the Borough of Camden and the surrounding area.

london and south east

CARAS, Tooting

25 Blakenham Road, Tooting, London, SW17 8NE
0208 767 5378
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CARAS provides a range of group activities that support refugees and asylum seekers in South West London to develop their English skills, access services and opportunities, build supportive social networks and to feel welcomed. Activities include ESOL, Women's Group, Youth Club, Family Activity Days and Advice Sessions.

wales

Cardiff City of Sanctuary

The Exchange Building, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5EB
029 2048 2478
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Cardiff City of Sanctuary is part of a grass-roots national movement which builds a culture of hospitality and welcome for people seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. It brings together individuals and organisations to create welcoming cities. Projects include a luncheon club and sanctuary speakers.

west midlands

Carriers of Hope, Coventry

Hillfields Evangelical Baptist Church, Waterloo St., Coventry, CV1 5JS.
07963 058958
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The charity supports families in the Coventry area who are experiencing real poverty and lacking the most basic personal and household facilities. Most of these are asylum seekers, refugees or Eastern European migrants.

south and south west

CHARIS(Christian Help and Action for Refugees in Somerset)

2a Church Square, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SA
07493 410580
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CHARIS is a Christian charity formed in response to the increasing refugee crisis resulting from the Syrian civil war. Its three main activity streams are Community Sponsorship for Middle Eastern refugees, regional coordination for similar schemes in the South West, and setting up a Welcome Centre in Taunton for refugees.

north west

Cheetham Hill Advice Centre

1 Morrowfield Avenue, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, M8 9AR
0161 740 8999
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The Centre provides advice for residents of Cheetham Hill and Crumpsall on a wide range of subjects including: Welfare Benefits, Money & Debt, Housing/Homelessness, Getting into work, Access to adult learning, education, health and volunteering, and Immigration/Nationality issues.

north west

City of Sanctuary Bolton

Friends Meeting House, Silverwell Street, Bolton, BL1 1PP
07791 775995
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City of Sanctuary is a national movement committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. Bolton City of Sanctuary is building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary. Founded in 2016, it now runs a hosting scheme for destitute asylum seekers.

london and south east

City of Sanctuary Oxford

St Michael in the North Gate, Cornmarket Street, Oxford, OX1 3EY

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Oxford City of Sanctuary is a group of people who would like to see the city grow as a place of safety and inclusion for sanctuary seekers. We want to work with all sectors to make a practical and positive difference to their lives.

london and south east

Communities and Sanctuary Seekers Together (CAST)

Trinity Methodist Church, Argyll Road, Westcliff On Sea, SS0 7HL
07947 442247
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CAST is a grassroots community activist group based in Southend-on-sea which supports the self-determined needs of asylum seekers and refugees. It brings communities together to address isolation and loneliness through hosting and friendship projects.

north west

Community Arts North West

Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE
0161 234 2975
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Community Arts North West (CAN) is a Manchester-based arts development organisation working with urban communities across Greater Manchester to create access to cultural production for people that are excluded from or on the fringes of the mainstream, including refugees and asylum seekers.

north west

Compass Immigration Law Ltd

1st Floor, St Andrew's Court, Maudsley Street, Bolton, BL1 1LD.
01204 531 535
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Compass Immigration Law Ltd offers an Asylum Legal Aid division, which serves clients within the Greater Manchester region. Asylum Legal Aid is available to only a limited number of clients each year. Legal Aid is available to clients in asylum claims, asylum appeals and asylum fresh claims and is subject to an income assessment. An Asylum Drop-in runs on Mondays 10.00am to 2.30pm.

north west

Cornerstone Day Centre

104b Denmark Road, Manchester, M15 6JS.
0161 232 8888
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Cornerstone, part of Caritas Catholic Diocese of Salford, is a day centre providing services to vulnerable and disadvantaged adults in Manchester. Services include the Safe Haven Night Shelter, five shared houses, an IT suite and an education programme offering English and Mathematics classes to refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants.

west midlands

Coventry Migrant Women House

Coventry
07443 428916
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Coventry Migrant Women House is an accommodation service for forced migrant women without any source of income in the Midlands. It is run cooperatively by residents and supports positive social change.

west midlands

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre

Bird Street, Coventry, CV1 5FX
02476 227 254 (Ext 238)
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CRMC offers advice and support, access to employment, education, training, basic life skills and volunteering, alongside an in-house supported housing scheme. The Coventry Destitution Fund offers practical help to people suffering extreme hardship, including food, clothes, night shelter and travel.

london and south east

Croydon Refugee Day Centre

West Croydon Baptist Church, Whitehorse Road, Croydon, CR0 2JH
020 8689 4527
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A friendly safe meeting place near Lunar House offering practical assistance at the drop-in and language classes to all asylum seekers and refugees.

yorkshire and humberside

DASH (Destitute Asylum Seekers Huddersfield)

Salvation Army, New Hey Road, Huddersfield, HD3 4BZ.
07730 021823
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DASH supports asylum seekers in the Kirklees area and beyond. Services include hosting for destitute asylum seekers and homeless new refugees and drop-ins offering advocacy, casework, destitution support, English classes and social activities.

scotland

DASS (Destitute Asylum Seeker Service)

Robertson House, 152 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4TB.
0141 353 5603
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DASS is a project of the Refugee Survival Trust, a Glasgow based partnership of organisations working with refused asylum seekers in Scotland. They offer a range of services to address people’s needs and enable them to make informed choices about their situation. Services include casework, legal advice and accommodation.

east midlands

Derby Refugee Advice Centre (DRAC):

Bosnia and Herzegovina Centre, 99 Curzon Street, Derby, DE1 1LN
01332 347497 / 07493 774436
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DRAC runs a twice weekly Drop-In offering advice, advocacy and support in a safe and welcoming environment. Help is available to find legal advice, education, healthcare, benefits, faith groups,volunteering opportunities and more. Basic food, toiletries and some clothing is available for destitute asylum seekers. There are also English classes and monthly workshops.

london and south east

Detention Action

Leroy House, Unit 3R, 436 Essex Road, London, N1 3QP
0207 226 3114
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Detention Action visits and supports people being detained in Colnbrook and Harmondsworth detention centres, near Heathrow Airport, as well as providing welfare support workshops at several London prisons. They also campaign for an end to immigration detention without time limit and to the practice of detaining people because they have claimed asylum.

south and south west

Devon & Cornwall Refugee Support

7 Whimple Street, Plymouth, PL1 2DH.
01752 265 952
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DCRS provides advice, support, education, IT facilities and a friendly communal space for asylum seekers in the region. It operates a drop-in 4 days a week. Services include ESOL, an IT suite, emergency food and a clothing store.

wales

Displaced People in Action

18 Harrowby Lane, Cardiff, CF10 5GN
029 2048 2478
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DPIA are a registered charity delivering projects to help asylum seekers and refugees integrate into their new lives in Wales. We currently operate in four main areas: Syrian and Afghan Resettlement Schemes; Refugee Doctors & Dentists retraining (WARD group); Wales Cities of Sanctuary and our Children’s project.

north west

Dosti, Salford

Orchard Street Community Hub, Langley Road South, Salford, M6 6FL
07445 335447 / 07492 090923


Community Dosti is a peer-led group for people from different ethnicities and backgrounds living in Salford and the surrounding areas. It aims to promote friendship and social integration to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle. Activities include English conversation, dance, physical readiness, mobile phone photography and Life in the UK classes.

london and south east

Eastbourne Networx

Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Road, Eastbourne, BN21 1UE

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Eastbourne Networx supports migrants, refugees and Asylum seekers in East Sussex. It runs a monthly Networx Forum and a weekly Sanctuary Cafe on a Tuesday morning. It is also involved in resettling refugees in the area.

london and south east

Elevate

St Margaret's Church, Lee Terrace, London, SE13 5DL
0207 922 1230
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Elevate offers free, tailored support and specialist advice to refugees, preparing them to work in the UK and helping them into suitable employment.
Elevate also supports businesses to employ refugees. Support provided includes familiarisation with the UK labour market and work culture, and UK business regulations, as well as job search, CV writing and interview skills, pastoral support and ESOL.

northern ireland

Embrace

48 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast, BT9 6AZ
028 9066 3145
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Embrace is a group of Christians from different denominations working together to promote a positive response to people who are seeking asylum, refugees, migrant workers and people from minority ethnic backgrounds living in Northern Ireland.

london and south east

Epsom & Ewell Refugee Network

Generation Church, Ruxley Lane, Epsom, KT19 0JG

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The network is a group of concerned individuals from Epsom, Ewell and the surrounding area who have been moved by the Refugee Crisis and are helping local refugees. Activities include campaigning for change, creating greater awareness of how people can help those affected, and practical support like befriending and English lessons.

london and south east

ESCAFA (East Sussex)

Ashburnham Place, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9NF.

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ESCAFA (East Sussex Community and Faith Action) is a network of community groups, faith groups and individuals who are committed to welcoming and helping to integrate vulnerable Syrian families into East Sussex.

wales

Ethnic Youth Support Team

11 St Helen Road, Swansea, SA1 4AB
01792 466980
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EYTS supports young people from an ethnic background in Swansea. Its Asylum Seeker & Refugee Support Project offers guidance and support for asylum seekers; casework support for refugees; volunteer interpreters, job-search guidance and access to computers and help with benefits.

south and south west

Exeter City of Sanctuary

CoLab, King William Street, Exeter, EX4 6PD

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Exeter City of Sanctuary is committed to building a culture of hospitality and warm welcome for asylum seekers and refugees in Exeter. The group undertakes awareness raising, campaigning, and events.

north east

FODI

St Mary’s Parish Hall, 28- 29 Bridge St, Sunderland, SR1 1TQ.
07961 039759
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FODI (Friends of the Drop-In) works to lessen isolation and promote integration amongst asylum seekers in Sunderland. It runs a Wednesday drop-in and aims to improve the mental health and well-being of the asylum-seeking and refugee community of Sunderland.

south and south west

Friends Without Borders

All Saints Centre, Commercial Road, Portsmouth, PO1 4BT
023 9283 9446
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Friends Without Borders supports asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants within the Portsmouth area. There are two main projects. The All Saints drop-in reduces isolation and social exclusion by providing support, problem solving and socialising opportunities. The Access to Justice project is the only provider of free legal advice on immigration law from qualified advisers in the Portsmouth area. There is also a destitution fund,

south and south west

GARAS

111 Barton Street, Gloucester, GL1 4HR
01452 550528
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GARAS (Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers) provide drop-in facilities, food, English classes, counselling, immigration advice and support to asylum seekers, refugees and other migrant s in Gloucestershire. They also provide support with employment, benefits and housing to newly recognised refugees.

london and south east

Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group

The Orchard, 1-2 Gleneagles Court, Brighton Road, Crawley, RH10 6AD
01293 657 070
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Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group's staff and volunteer teams visit and provide support and advocacy to detainees held at Tinsley House and Brook House detention centres and Cedars pre-departure accommodation for families, near Gatwick Airport. The organisation has also produced a number of reports on detention.

scotland

Glasgow Asylum Destitution Action Network

Glasgow
07929 852264
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GLADAN is a Glasgow-wide network of charities, church and community groups actively concerned for asylum seekers who have been made destitute.

scotland

Glasgow Night Shelter

22 Ibrox Street, Glasgow G51 1AQ
0141 427 7992
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The Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers and non-EU migrants operates from premises rented from a church.  It provides a hot evening meal, a safe place to spend the night in a sleeping bag on a mat, breakfast and a packed lunch.  Immediate problems are dealt with or referred to other organisations that can help.  

north west

Global Link Lancaster

New Road, Lancaster, LA1 1EZ.
01524 36201
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Every week Global Link hosts drop-ins for refugees and asylum-seekers at the YMCA. They include Lunch Drop-Ins where they can meet socially and enjoy food, an Employment Support Drop-In, a Sewing Circle and Education Support.

north west

GMIAU

1 Delaunays Road, Manchester, M8 4QS
0161 740 7722
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The Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit is a voluntary organisation supporting people subject to immigration control for over 25 years. We offer free legal advice, representation and support services to people seeking asylum, refugees, children and vulnerable adults.

scotland

Govan Community Project

840 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 3UU
0141 445 3718
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Govan Community Project (GCP) an integration network set up by Glasgow City Council. GCP now provides services that include community social groups for men and women, a fresh food distribution service, advice and advocacy for asylum seekers and free English classes.

london and south east

Greenwich Migrant Hub

Woolwich Common Community Centre, Leslie Smith Square, London, SE18 4DW

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GMH provides weekly drop-in advice and information services, offering practical, social and wellbeing support to migrants in Greenwich and neighbouring boroughs.

london and south east

Hackney Migrant Centre

St. Mary's New Church Rooms, Spensley Walk, London, N16 9ES
07504 332706
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HMC provides advice and assistance to migrants on immigration, welfare or health issues. It offers a welcoming environment that reduces social isolation, and raises awareness of issues relating to migrants' social and economic circumstances. Services include a weekly drop-in for advice and social activities, help in accessing NHS health services and a nutritious meal.

yorkshire and humberside

Happy Days

Centre at Threeways, Nursery Lane, Ovenden, Halifax, HX3 5SX
01422 303458
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Happydays UK supports homeless people in the Sowerby Bridge and Halifax area. They manage a property accommodating refugees and destitute asylum seekers in partnership with the Halifax United Reformed Churches. They also support non-asylum seeking migrants, provide case work support and run several social enterprise programmes.

london and south east

Haringey Migrant Support Centre

386 W Green Rd, West Green, London, N15 3QL
07544 078332
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The Haringey Migrant Support Centre provides advice on immigration and welfare issues and NHS services. The Monday Drop-In provides a hot meal and a space to relax and socialise.

wales

Hay, Brecon and Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees

1B The Pavement, Hay on Wye, HR3 5BU

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HBTSR are a group of volunteers co-ordinating a local response to the refugee crisis. They hold regular meetings and events, offer respite breaks in the country to asylum seekers and refugees and actively promote accurate information and news on refugee issues.

north west

Heart & Parcel

Levenshulme, Manchester.
07479 313211
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Heart & Parcel brings women from migrant communities in together by making dumplings and developing ESOL skills. We run informal cooking sessions where women can cook different parcels from around the world, share recipes and eat together in a safe environment.

north west

Heywood Baptist Church

Heywood Baptist Church, Rochdale Road, Heywood, OL10 1LE
07872 070350
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Heywood Baptist Church has a number of asylum seekers and refugees in the congregation from various of parts of the world. We help them integrate into the local community and understand the UK's complex systems. We meet each Thursday at 7pm at the church for a social where everyone can relax and have fun.

wales

Hiraeth Hope (West Wales)

Pembroke, SA71 4DQ
01239 820971
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Hiraeth Hope is a network of autonomous groups in different towns in Wales who are offering to host refugee families under the community settlement scheme. The host groups, called Croeso teams, are working with Citizens Cymru/Wales which is part of Citizens UK.

wales

Home4U

Trinity Centre, Piercefield Place, Cardiff, CF24 1LE.
07748 274286
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Home4U is a volunteer-run, small Registered Charity based in Cardiff offering accommodation to a small number of asylum seekers who are destitute. It works closely with Space4U, a separate Charity which is a Drop-in Centre with a variety of services for people who are asylum seekers and refugees and also prioritises support for those who are destitute.

northern ireland

Homeplus NI

113 University St, Belfast, BT7 1HP.
028 90 311 836
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Homeplus NI is a Belfast-based charity working with refugees, asylum seekers, destitute migrant workers and homeless people. We provide a nightly Street Outreach service for rough sleepers and a daily Drop-In Centre in Belfast specifically for asylum seekers, refugees and destitute migrants.

west midlands

Hope into Action: Black Country

176 Wolverhampton Street, Bilston, WV14 0LZ
07910 757392
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Hope into Action: Black Country provides homes, in partnership with churches, for the homeless, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in one of the most socially deprived areas in England.

west midlands

Hope Projects

Jericho Trust 196-198 Edward Street Balsall Heath B12 9LX
0121 472 2939
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Hope Projects work to support and empower destitute asylum seekers and others barred from public funds in the West Midlands, through various services including the Hope Destitution Fund, Ujamaa Women’s Work and Hope Housing, providing emergency short-term accommodation for destitute asylum seekers.

north west

HOPE+

ST JAMES HOUSE, Liverpool, L1 7BY.
0151 702 7206
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This is an initiative of the Liverpool Cathedrals and city centre faith communities for those in food poverty, with special concern for refugees and asylum seekers. Foodbanks and advice pantries run on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

london and south east

Ilford Salvation Army

15 Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1BH.
020 8478 2961
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Ilford Salvation Army is a Church and Community Hub in the heart of Ilford. We run a wide range of activities which are open to refugees and asylum seekers, including a cold weather shelter and a cycle maintenance project.

yorkshire and humberside

Inn Churches Winter Shelter

116 Caledonia Street, Bradford, BD4 7BQ
01274 955010
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The winter shelter provides runs for 17 weeks in the coldest months of the year (December to March), in a different partner church each week. It is able to offer beds to people with ‘no recourse to public funds’, including refused asylum seekers. Inn Churches also run other homeless services.

scotland

Interfaith Glasgow

Flemington House (2nd Floor), 110 Flemington Street, G21 4BF.
0141 558 0778
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Interfaith Glasgow is a Scottish charity that promotes and facilitates engagement between different faith communities in Glasgow. It delivers programmes of activities that increase friendships between people of diverse faiths, foster greater mutual understanding and challenge prejudices, and increase opportunities for people from different faith communities to work together on issues of common concern. 

south and south west

International Care Network

200 Holdenhurst Rd, Bournemouth, BH8 8AS
01202 589 395
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ICN cares for asylum seekers and refugees in the Bournemouth area, to enable them to rebuild their lives and work towards independence and integration. It offers befriending and community activities, advice and guidance (including immigration advice), education and training.

east anglia

Ipswich Town of Sanctuary

1 Cowper Street, Ipswich, IP4 5JD.

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Ipswich Town of Sanctuary's mission is to provide support and assistance to Refugees and Asylum Seekers within Ipswich and surrounding areas and actively seek partnerships with key community stakeholders to work towards making Ipswich a welcoming and inclusive “town of sanctuary”. It also runs a free weekly English language skills and conversation group called “It’s Tuesday”.

london and south east

Jesuit Refugee Service

The Hurtado Jesuit Centre, 2 Chandler Street, London, E1W 2QT
020 7488 7310
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JRS UK serves refugees and forced migrants, especially those in detention or destitution. We provide a warm welcome and practical support at our weekly Day Centre for destitute asylum seekers; pastoral care and legal liaison for those in detention; facilitate peer support and personal wellbeing and engage with policy and decision makers to promote justice and dignity.

london and south east

Just Homes (East London)

34 Norwich Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 9JH
02085 191454
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Just Homes aims to provide help for homeless people seeking to rebuild their lives. We do this for unemployed men who can access state benefits and women and children who have no access to public funds.

north east

Justice First

135 Norton Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 2BG
01642 601122
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Justice First is a charity working with people in the Tees Valley who are seeking asylum. We help those whose appeals have been rejected to re-engage with the legal system. We provide humanitarian aid for those who do not, at present, qualify for support from the state.

london and south east

Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN)

Unit 1 Wincheap Industrial Estate, 34 Simmonds Road, Canterbury, CT1 3RA
01227 634320
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KRAN is an independent charity that provides help and support to young unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugees. Services include an Advice & Advocacy Drop-In with activities such as Creative Art, Drama, Homework Support, Maths, Healthy Relationships, Music and various workshops: Learning for Life education: Mentoring and Befriending.

london and south east

King's Arms Project

King's House, 245 Ampthill Road, Bedford, MK42 9AZ
01234 350900
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The King's Arms Project has for many years been tackling homelessness through its night shelter, hostel, move on accommodation and support work. Now it is also working with refugee families from the Middle-East, helping them to make a new home and integrate into the community.

north west

Lancaster & Morecambe City of Sanctuary

Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TX.

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City of Sanctuary is a movement to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary in the UK. The group aims to help integration with the local community, providing free English lessons five days a week. We have also set up a football team, a food-growing allotment scheme and opportunities to volunteer and become members of a gym.

northern ireland

Larne House Visitors Group

C/o Law Centre NI, 124 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2GY

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Larne House Visitors Group is a volunteer-run group that visits men and women held at Larne House short term holding facility near Belfast. Based in Belfast, the group visits people held at the facility on a daily basis. They also work closely with the N.I. Law Centre to raise awareness about issues around detention, migration and asylum.

yorkshire and humberside

Leeds Asylum Seekers’ Support Network

Park Lane, Leeds, LS3 1EL
0113 373 1759
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LASSN works with refugees and asylum seekers living in Leeds, offering befriending,support and accommodation.Grace Hosting links local volunteers with a spare room with homeless asylum seekers and refugees. LASSN's other services include a Befriending Service and a Hardship Fund. 

yorkshire and humberside

Leeds City of Sanctuary

Ebor Court, Skinner Street, Leeds, LS1 9NG

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Leeds City of Sanctuary is part of a national movement to build a culture of welcome for people seeking sanctuary in the UK. City of Sanctuary works by creating opportunities for relationship between local people and those seeking sanctuary through volunteering and social events.

north west

Leigh Asylum Seekers and Refugees Support (LASARS)

Kingsleigh Methodist Youth Centre, Kings Street, Leigh, WN7 4LR.

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Leigh Asylum Seekers and Refugee Support works in Leigh and surrounding areas. At the weekly "Drop-in" we have a place where asylum seekers and refugees can meet others from their own country. We provide support and the chance to socialise and share experiences in a welcoming, safe and friendly atmosphere. Support is available to find help with a range of issues: health, housing, education, solicitors and work.

london and south east

Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network

The Sayes Court Clubroom, 341 Evelyn St, London, SE8 5QX
0208 694 0323
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LRMN aims to empower refugees and migrants to thrive, make a positive contribution, integrate and take control of their own lives. It provides Information and Advice on Asylum, Immigration, Welfare and Housing. It also provides Training, Employment, Women's Support, Emergency Support and other Activities.

north west

Liverpool Cathedral Persian Congregation

St James’ Mount, Liverpool, L1 7AZ

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On Sunday from 1pm "Sepas" takes place, a weekly meeting of prayer, praise and Bible teaching (translated into Farsi). Held usually in the Lady Chapel. On Monday there are sessions for people looking into baptism, confirmation and exploring their faith.

north west

LMARS, Lancaster

LMARS, Marsh Community Centre, Willow Lane, Lancaster, LA1 5PP.
07944 518787
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Lancaster and Morecambe Asylum and Refugee Support (LMARS) provides legal, health and housing support to asylum seekers and refugees within the district. Volunteers visit new arrivals and help with integration. Drop-ins take place Monday-Thursday at the Marsh Community Centre.

london and south east

London Catholic Worker

The London Catholic Worker, 49 Mattison Road, London, N4 1BG.
020 8348 8212
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The Catholic Worker is Catholic, ecumenical, pacifist, communitarian and anarchist community based in Houses of Hospitality and built around doing the ‘works of mercy’ – feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, visiting the prisoner etc.

london and south east

London Hosting

256 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UJ
0203 544 8094
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London Hosting is a hosting scheme run by Housing Justice offering accommodation for refugees and asylum seekers within the M25 through a network of individuals, community groups and organisations providing spare rooms.

london and south east

London Welcome Project

Stockwell Centre, 1 Studley Road, London, SW4 6RA
07438 506392
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London Welcome Project is a non-profit, member-driven social centre for asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants. It is a welcoming space on a Sunday afternoon providing food and friendship to visitors, offering the opportunity to socialise and combat isolation. There are a range of activities, including a bike project.

yorkshire and humberside

Mama Africa (Rotherham)

Unity Centre, St Leonards Road, Rotherham, S65 1PD.
07799 485588


Mama Africa is a group of African ladies who formed a Tenants and Residents Group in order to be able to help other ladies integrate in the community and socialise to reduce isolation. They run a drop in on a Friday 9 am - 2 pm and offer flexible support at a time to suit clients. They offer general advice and are planning to set up a legal advice service.

north west

Manchester City of Sanctuary

Richmond House, 11 Richmond Grove, Manchester M13 0LN
07939320899 | 0161 273 3977
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Our mission in Manchester is to help spread the City of Sanctuary network to Manchester, making it united in being a welcoming city, open and fair for all. While our conversation clubs and community meals are our flagship activities, we also engage in a many other things, including advocacy, a shopping buddy scheme, a cycling scheme, English Classes, theatre trips, arts projects and days out.

north west

Manchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN)

129 Princess Road, Moss Side, Manchester, M14 4RB.
0161 868 0777
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MRSN is a grass-roots organisation managed by refugee communities. It provides practical support to asylum seekers and refugees through education and training, and promotes their physical and mental health. It helps to build strong and independent refugee community organisations, and develops the skills of community leaders.

yorkshire and humberside

Manuel Bravo Project

Leeds, LS17 8PL
0113 350 8608
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Manuel Bravo Project is a charitable organisation based in Leeds. It offers free legal advice to asylum seekers who wish to appeal against a negative first decision or submit a fresh claim for asylum and who cannot obtain Legal Aid.

north east

MAP Middlesbrough

54 Borough Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2JH
07970 192841
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MAP (Methodist Asylum Project) offers practical support and social opportunities to asylum seekers and refugees in Middlesbrough. There is a varied programme of services including 2nd hand clothing and household goods, weekly activities like chess club, singing and keep fit, and one-off classes, collaborations, outings and activities, often delivered in partnership with others.

yorkshire and humberside

Meeting Point Leeds

Christ Church, Armley Ridge Rd, Leeds, LS12 3LN
0113 2796700
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Meeting Point offers practical and emotional support for refugees and asylum seekers, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, ability or legal status, principally working towards social integration. Services include drop-ins and English classes.

north west

MIDST Manchester

Manchester Airport, M90 4AG.

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Manchester Immigration Detainee Support Team are visitors to immigration detainees held at Manchester Airport. We are ordinary people partnering with the Airport Chaplaincy with permission to visit but not part of the Immigration Service. We listen, offer emotional and social support and try to improve the conditions of people held in detention.

north west

Migrant Support Manchester

Methodist Central Building, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ
07847 480421
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MSM is a registered charity based in Manchester that aims to support the most vulnerable migrants in Greater Manchester. We promote social inclusion among migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers, advancing their education, promoting their health and well-being and relieving financial hardship.

london and south east

Migrants Resource Centre

Migrants Resource Centre, Berol House, 25 Ashley Road, London, N17 9LJ
(020) 7354 9631
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MRC is a community centre that empowers migrants to fully participate in UK society, enabling them to express and demonstrate their value and promoting social justice. Services include English Classes, Job Search Support, CV Development, Educational Workshops and Legal Advice.

london and south east

Migrants’ Law Project

Islington Law Centre 38 Devonia Road, London, N1 8JH
020 7288 7671
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This legal and public legal education project aims to promote fair treatment and access to justice for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, using public law. We provide free legal advice and support to organisations so that they can negotiate more effectively with the government and other public bodies. Where negotiation fails, the MLP will take legal action, where appropriate, to challenge unjust government policies.

east midlands

Morton Hall Detainee Visitors Group

Morton Hall detention centre, Swinderby, Lincolnshire
07758 604 293
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MHDVG was set up in Nottingham in 2011 following the opening of Morton Hall detention centre in Swinderby, Lincolnshire. Volunteers visit and provide support on a weekly basis to people detained at the centre.

north west

MRANG Liverpool

The Florrie, 377 Mill St, Liverpool, L8 4RF
0151 728 2323
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MRANG is a charity working with asylum seeker and refugee women and their children in the North West, including victims of trafficking, sexual violence and domestic servitude. Our drop-in project provides a safe and supportive space, where they can access peer support and develop social contacts and friendship.

north west

Narrowgate Night Shelter

Windsor Christian Centre, Churchill Way, Salford, M6 5BU
0161 736 7959
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The Narrowgate project is a ministry of the Manchester City Mission. It aims to provide both emergency night shelter accommodation for homeless guests who are referred by registered agencies, including asylum seekers and migrants with no recourse to public funds.

north west

NESTAC Rochdale

237 Newstead, Lower Falinge, Rochdale, OL12 6RQ
01706 868993
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The New Step for African Community is a non-profit organisation supporting Africans and immigrants, particularly in the North West of England. We encourage Community cohesion through the promotion of African culture, providing a wide range of cultural awareness workshops and cultural events.

east anglia

New Routes

Norwich Social Centre, Catherine Wheel Opening, Norwich, NR3 3BQ
01603 662648
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New Routes promotes social inclusion, assisting disadvantaged minority ethnic individuals and communities to integrate into society. Services and activities include one to one mentoring and befriending, English, Art and Music clubs,  English classes, Dance Fit sessions and Craft classes for women, Homework clubs and international workshops.

wales

Newport & District Refugee Support Group

St David's House, 137 Commercial Street, Newport, NP20 1LN
01633 250066
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The N&DRSG is a voluntary organisation that seeks to: Support refugee community groups and create a network of support services for refugees: work in partnership with other agencies to share of information: raise awareness and promote understanding of refugee and asylum issues. It runs a drop in session on a Thursday afternoon for asylum seeker and refugee families.

northern ireland

NICRAS

143a University Street, Belfast, BT7 1HP
028 9024 6699
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NICRAS is a Refugee Community Organisation (RCO) which represents the interests of the refugee community. It supports the integration process of refugees and asylum seekers into local communities, raises awareness of asylum issues and organises social and recreational events.

north east

Night Stop North East (Depaul UK)

Youth Resource Centre, Oxford Street, Whitley Bay, NE26 1AD
01912 536161
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Nightstop North East (Depaul UK) provides short-term emergency accommodation to homeless clients over the age of 16, including those who are destitute, in the homes of approved and trained volunteers.

north east

North of England Refugee Service (NERS)

2 Friars Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XA
0191 245 7301
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NERS is an independent charitable organisation which exists to meet the needs and promote the interests of asylum seekers and refugees in the North of England. Services include Access to Healthcare, Interpreting, Asylum Advice, Supported Housing for Refugees, ESOL and help with Assisted Voluntary Return.

east anglia

Norwich City of Sanctuary

51 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4PG

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Norwich City of Sanctuary is part of a national movement committed to creating a culture of welcome and opportunity for those seeking refuge from war and persecution. It partners with other NGOs and agencies providing vital services for asylum seekers and refugees. City of Sanctuary aims to develop Streams of Sanctuary in the city like the Schools of Sanctuary it supports.

east anglia

Norwich International Youth Project

The Advice Shop, City College, 5 Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR2 2LJ
07415 734896
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Norwich International Youth Project provides support to young asylum seekers, refugees and non - EU nationalities. The project empowers them to learn life skills and gives opportunities to help them succeed. Services include advice, signposting, advocacy, a weekly drop-in, activities and away days.

london and south east

Notre Dame Refugee Centre

Maison Pierre Chanel, 16 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LE
020 7440 2668
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Notre Dame Refugee Centre is an independent charity in London’s West End. We welcome all asylum seekers and refugees and specialise in support for French-speakers. Our services include advice on immigration, housing, benefits and employment, health and counselling services, English classes, IT support and creative workshops. We run a Drop-In Café twice a week.

east midlands

Nottingham and Notts Refugee Forum

The Sycamore Centre, 33a Hungerhill Road, Nottingham, NG3 4NB
0115 9601230
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NNRF is an independent charity working with and for refugees and asylum seekers in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, offering practical advice, information, support and friendship and also campaigning on issues affecting them. The Drop-In advice centre is open Monday to Thursday, and NNRF runs many other services.

east midlands

Nottingham Arches

The Arches Easter Park Lenton Lane Nottingham NG7 2PX
0115 950 8774
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The Arches is a practical resource centre for those in need in Nottingham, providing furniture, clothing, children and baby equipment, emergency food and household goods.

east midlands

Nottingham Arimathea Trust

All Souls Community Centre, Ilkeston Road Nottingham NG7 3HF
0115 9249920
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Nottingham Arimathea Trust provide housing and support to vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees in Nottingham.

wales

Oasis Cardiff

69b Splott Road, Cardiff, CF24 2BW
0292 046 0424
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Oasis Cardiff is an organisation that aims to help Refugees and Asylum Seekers to integrate into their local community in Cardiff. The centre provides a range of services, including cookery, women only sessions, craft sessions and language classes as well as a range of other activities such as music and soft play for young children.

north west

Oldham Unity

Oldham Baptist Church, Chaucer Street, Oldham, OL1 1BA
0161 624 1214


Oldham Unity is a destitution project aimed at supporting asylum seekers with no other means of support. It runs every Thursday 12.30pm - 2.30pm, providing food parcels, bus fares, clothing and bedding, and offering a place to socialise and meet others.

east midlands

One Roof (Leicester)

Michael Wood Centre 53 Regent Road Leicester LE1 6YF
07989 698483
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One Roof is a consortium of independent faith, community and voluntary sector organisations providing support and accommodation to the homeless, refugees, asylum seekers and the destitute in Leicester.

north east

Open Door North East (Middlesbrough)

Melbourne House, Newport Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 5QH
01642 213634 / 07914 422 944
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ODNE is a Christian charity serving asylum seekers and refugees in the Tees Valley. It provides a range of services supporting wellbeing and integration, including refugee “Move On” advice & practical support drop-ins, accommodation, refugee work club, English classes, enterprise projects and volunteering opportunities.

yorkshire and humberside

Open Doors (Hull)

91 Princes Avenue, Hull, HU5 3QP
01482 435198
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Open Doors works with asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants, enabling them to integrate into the local society. It offers a range of services including accommodation, befriending, interpreting, food parcels, hardship funds and employment support.

south and south west

Open Doors International Language School

28 Woodland Terrace Lane, Plymouth, PL4 8QL
01752 258770 or 258771
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ODILS is a faith based charitable social enterprise that exists to serve and enable individuals and communities isolated by language and culture both in the UK and overseas.
Classes include ESOL Pre-Entry - Level 2, Numeracy Entry 1 - Level 2 & Literacy Entry 3 - Level 2.

yorkshire and humberside

Open Kitchen Social Club

St Andrew's Church Hall, Upper Hanover Way, Sheffield, S3 7RQ

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A weekly community event, Monday 11-3 pm, the focus is to provide food, support, and a place to meet for destitute asylum seekers, refugees, those in need in the wider community. Food will be provided free of charge to those with no source of income and on a voluntary donations basis to anyone else. Any funds raised will go towards future weekly events.

yorkshire and humberside

PAFRAS Leeds

Unit 24, UNITY Business Centre, 26 Roundhay Road, Leeds LS7 1AB
0113 262 2163
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Positive Action for Refugees & Asylum Seekers (PAFRAS) offers a weekly drop-in for asylum seekers where a hot meal is available. Services include one to one support for clients, signposting and referrals, mental health support and complementary therapies, social activities and volunteering.

north west

Penrith and Eden Refugee Network

Penrith
07950 106559


Penrith and Eden Refugee Network started in March 2017. It is setting up a project to encourage refugees with ‘leave to remain’ to settle in Penrith, through accommodation support and connections with other agencies. The network works closely with City of Sanctuary and the Quaker Sanctuary Meeting. Contact: Sarah Wilson, sarahravenbridge@gmail.com
Please note the pin does not accurately reflect the location of the project.

west midlands

Piers Road New Communities Centre

1 Piers Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B21 0UY
07798 571163
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The centre is a volunteer led multi cultural and multi faith charity working with asylum seekers and refugee communities in North West Birmingham. Benefits, employment, housing and debt advice is offered on a drop in basis, along with sessional immigration advice.

scotland

Positive Action in Housing

98 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1PJ
0141 353 2220
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PAIH is an independent homelessness and human rights charity supporting women, children and men from refugee and migrant backgrounds to rebuild their lives. We provide signposting, proactive casework and emergency humanitarian support, and run a UK-wide on-line hosting scheme called Room for Refugees.

northern ireland

PPR (Belfast)

6A Albert Street, Belfast, BT12 4HQ
028 90313315
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Participation and the Practice of Rights (PPR) supports asylum seekers to ensure that the human right to housing is realised for all asylum seekers in Northern Ireland. We monitor conditions in NASS accommodation, campaign for access to housing for refused asylum seekers and work with other organisations to provide such accommodation.

london and south east

Praxis Community Projects

Pott Street, London, E2 0EF
020 7749 7619
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Praxis Community Projects works with vulnerable migrants in London – including asylum seekers and refugees – providing a range of services including support, advice, housing, English classes, interpreting and community events.

london and south east

Project 17

Unit 1.3 Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA
07963 509 044
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Project 17 works to end destitution among migrant children. It works with families experiencing exceptional poverty to improve their access to local authority support. We provide advice, advocacy and support for individuals. We build capacity in other organisations and campaign for the improved implementation of statutory support.

london and south east

Project RISE

Unit 2, 290 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE
020 7033 2600
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Project RISE is an initiative of Renaisi, an award-winning social enterprise. RISE is a service designed specifically to support refugees in London into sustainable employment. RISE is helping refugees in North and East London to overcome barriers to employment such as a lack of English, poor mental health, and low understanding of the value of employing refugees among employers.

north west

Rainbow Haven, Manchester

113 Abbey Hey Lane, Gorton, Manchester, M18 8TJ.
0161 370 3472
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Rainbow Haven run two drop-in sessions a week for refugees and asylum seekers in Manchester, where people can relax, enjoy a hot meal and make friends. Support, information, classes in English, computers, jobsearch and driving theory and other activities are available at each drop-in. There is also a destitution project run jointly with the Red Cross.

london and south east

RAMFEL

Cardinal Heenan Centre, 326 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1QP.
020 8478 4513
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RAMFEL (Refugee and Migrant Forum of Essex and London) is a charity that supports vulnerable migrants. It offers a range of services including immigration advice, employment support, wellbeing activities, ESOL classes and conversational English.

north west

RAPAR

6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS.
0161 834 8221
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RAPAR (Refugee and Asylum Seeker Participatory Action Research) is a human rights organisation working with people at risk of having their rights denied. We work with displaced people facing challenges relating to citizenship, housing, deportation, employment, education, personal safety and other problems.

north west

Reache Northwest

Salford Royal Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD
0161 206 4201
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Reache helps refugee health professionals (doctors, nurses, dentists and others) to return to work in their profession or look for an alternative career. They provide advice and support with registration in the UK; English classes and practice: professional examinations: C.V., job applications and interview skills: understanding of the UK health care system: placements: career guidance: access to computers and textbooks.

london and south east

Reading Refugee Support Group

35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS.
0118 950 5356
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RRSG is committed to reducing poverty, suffering and social isolation of people who have fled their country of origin. It offers drop-in advice sessions, client appointments with accredited caseworkers, English classes and Life Skills tuition. 

north west

Real Junk Food Restaurant

85 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EQ.
07912 509665
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Real Junk Food Manchester is a not for profit project. We source food that would otherwise go to waste, transform it into amazing dishes, and serve them to anyone and everyone on a pay-as-you-feel basis. Those who cannot pay can have a free meal!

london and south east

REAP (Refugees in Effective and Active Partnership)

Key House, High Street, Yiewsley, UB7 7BQ
01895 441 530
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Refugees in Effective and Active Partnership (REAP) is a refugee-led organisation in West London empowering refugees and asylum seekers to live as valuable and valued members of society. It offers a range of services.

west midlands

Refugee & Migrant Centre Birmingham

57 Frederick Street, Birmingham, B1 3HS.
0121 374 0140
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The Refugee & Migrant Centre (RMC) provides a dedicated service to asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants living in the Black Country and Birmingham. Services include advice and guidance, destitution and employment support and health services.

west midlands

Refugee & Migrant Centre Wolverhampton

Roma Parva, 9 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4NB       
01902 311 554 
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The Refugee & Migrant Centre (RMC) provides a dedicated service to asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants living in the Black Country and Birmingham. Services include advice and guidance, destitution and employment support and health services.

west midlands

Refugee Action Birmingham

2nd Floor, Cobalt Square, 83 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8QG
0121 201 3070
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Refugee Action is a national charity supporting asylum seekers and refugees. The Birmingham branch offers two main services, the CARE project and the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. The CARE Project supports asylum seekers in Birmingham whose claim for asylum has been refused.

london and south east

Refugee Action Kingston

Siddeley House, 50 Canbury Park Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6LX
02085470115
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Refugee Action Kingston is a local charity, providing advice and support for refugees and asylum seekers in the Kingston area. Services include: weekly English classes: advice: advocacy: counselling: support finding employment and education: regular clothing sales; Summer playscheme & young people's project.

north west

Refugee Action Manchester

179 Royce Road, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5TJ.
0161 831 5420
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Refugee Action offers a range of services including - Refugee and Asylum Seeker Voice, which helps service users in Greater Manchester speak of their experiences: Legal Support with asylum claims and appeals: volunteer asylum guides for new arrivals: crisis support: advice to prevent homelessness and the Gateway Resettlement Programme for refugees resettled in Greater Manchester.

south and south west

Refugee Integration Service

START, Unit 4, HQ Building, 237 Union Street, PL1 3HQ.
01752 255200
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The Refugee Integration Service is a partnership between four organisations. It aims to provide meaningful support for all refugees who, having been granted leave to remain, need assistance to settle well into mainstream society.

south and south west

Refugee Solidarity Devon & Cornwall

Exeter


Refugee Solidarity Devon is a facebook group acting in a coordinating capacity to share ideas, events, collection points, items needed and more with regard to the refugee crisis.

south and south west

Refugee Support Devon

Exeter Community Centre, 17 St Davids Hill, Exeter, EX4 3RG
01392 682185
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RSD is an independent charity that supports refugees to settle in the local community and reach their full potential. Services include weekly drop-in sessions, a women's outreach project including English language home tuition, an allotment, a befriending project and awareness-raising events.

london and south east

Refugee Support Network

32 Manor Park Rd, London, NW10 4JJ

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Refugee Support Network is a London-based charity helping young people affected by displacement and crisis to access and progress in education. Services provided include educational mentoring, specialist educational support, higher education, research, consultancy and training.

northern ireland

Refugees Welcome NI

51 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6RY

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Refugees Welcome Northern Ireland matches accommodation offers from the general public to refugees needing a home. When a good match is found, Refugees Welcome sets up an initial meeting. The placement is for an agreed length of time, subject to a one-week trial period.

west midlands

RESTORE

196 -198 Edward Road Balsall Heath Birmingham B12 9LX
0121 661 4275
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Restore, a project of Birmingham Churches Together, aims to welcome, include and assist integration of refugees and asylum seekers. It does this through befriending, social activities, equipping refugees for work, advocacy and awareness-raising.

yorkshire and humberside

Restore / Open Hands

6 Gilpin Street, Sheffield, S6 3BL
0114 241 9560
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Restore is the collective name given to the projects based out of St Thomas’ Philadelphia working with the vulnerable and the disadvantaged in Sheffield, including asylum seekers. Open Hands (www.openhandsproject.org.uk) is a charity accommodating and supporting destitute asylum seekers in shared houses.

yorkshire and humberside

RETAS Leeds

233-237 Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS8 4HS,
0113 380 5630
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RETAS (The Refugee Education Training Advice Service) works to integrate refugees and asylum seekers through education, training and employment; empowering them to build a safe home in West Yorkshire. Services include information, advice & guidance, different levels of ESOL classes and preparation for employment..

north west

Revive (Salford)

Spiritan Centre, Northallerton Road, Salford, M7 3TP
0750 066 2595
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Revive runs a Drop-In session on Wednesdays from 10 - 4 at the Spiritan Centre in Salford. Free advice is available, as well as refreshments, English language lessons, computer access and Pool.

north west

Revive UK

St.Brigid's Parish Centre, 187 Grey Mare Lane, Manchester, M11 3ND
0161 223 5668
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Revive offers a range of services to refugees and asylum seekers in Manchester and Salford through it's drop-ins, including advice on immigration, asylum, housing and health. It also provides ESOL classes, wellbeing activities and advocacy.

london and south east

Room to Heal

Mildmay Community Centre, Woodville Road, Newington Green, London, N16 8NA
0207 241 5839
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Room to Heal supports refugees and asylum seekers who have experienced torture and human rights abuses. The work enables members to re-establish trust, address trauma and come out of isolation. Alongside therapeutic support there is practical casework assistance and a range of creative and social activities.

north west

Rossendale Refugee Drop-in

Haslingden Community Link and Children's Centre, Bury Rd, Haslingden, BB4 5PG.
0771 722 3538 Tues / Fri only
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A Drop-In for refugees and asylum seekers run by Caritas Salford at Haslingden Community Link on Tuesdays from 12:30-2:30pm. The drop-in is for any asylum seekers or refugees in Rossendale to attend, socialise, and access basic practical support. There are also ESOL classes that run just after the drop-in.

north west

Salford Forum for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum

Spiritan Youth Centre, Northallerton Road, Salford, M7 3TP

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The forum is a network of Salford based community groups that provide support to refugees and people seeking asylum. It campaigns and raises awareness of issues affecting their lives, and provides them with a voice, offering advocacy, support and guidance, events & drop-in sessions at community locations.

london and south east

Samphire

54-56 Castle Street, Dover, CT16 1PJ.
01304 201 535 / 0800 917 9397
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Samphire is an independent charity, supporting and advocating for ex-detainees nationwide who face destitution and hardship after detention. Samphire is also engaged with communities in Dover and Kent to challenge widely held misconceptions about migration and to support communities to celebrate diversity and inclusiveness.

london and south east

Sanctuary Hosting

Emmaus Oxford, 171 Oxford Rd, OX4 2ES
07818 555986
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Sanctuary Hosting matches homeless asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants with people in Oxford and the Thames Valley who are offering spare rooms. They can stay, rent free, for an agreed period of time.

south and south west

Sanctuary in Chichester

Chichester, PO19 9UL.

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Sanctuary in Chichester is a group of 200 or so local people committed to making the Chichester area a welcoming place for refugees and asylum seekers. Activities include support and hosting for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children, drop-in sessions where refugees meet local residents, participation in the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme, a football project, advocacy and awareness raising.

scotland

Scottish Detainee Visitors

Portland House, 17 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 5AH.
0141 248 9799
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Scottish Detainee Visitors (SDV) befriend and support people being held at Dungavel detention centre near Strathaven, South Lanarkshire. Based in Glasgow, SDV visits detainees on a regular basis and also run a monthly drop-in support service at the centre.

wales

Share Dydd

Cardiff

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Share Dydd is a charity that operates a small hosting scheme for destitute asylum seekers in the Cardiff area. This spare-rooms network is modelled on the long running Swansea-based project ‘SHARETawe’.The project’s current focus is on establishing a more secure referral process with key partners who can provide casework capacity alongside their hosting provision. It is part of the Cardiff Destitution Network.

north west

SHARe Knowsley

Methodist Church Hall, Atherton Street, Prescot, L34 6HQ
07842 185100
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SHARe (Support & Help for Asylum seekers and Refugees) is a group of like minded people aiming to create a support network for asylum seekers and refugees in Knowsley. The weekly Drop-In, supported by MRANG and the British Red Cross, offers friendship, refreshments, English classes and practical support.

yorkshire and humberside

Sheffield City of Sanctuary

The Sanctuary, 37-39 Chapel Walk, Sheffield, S1 2PD


Sheffield was the first UK city to become a City of Sanctuary. The aim of City of Sanctuary is to create a

yorkshire and humberside

SHINE West Bowling (Bradford)

48 Newton Street, West Bowling, Bradford, BD5 7BH
01274 738490
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SHINE is a Community Organisation working out of St Stephen’s Church in the heart of West Bowling Bradford. The goal is to create a vibrant community-hub in that reaches the socially excluded, brings the community together, and delivers a wide range of life-enhancing services. Services include a Refugee Welcome group.

london and south east

Slough Refugee Support

28 Bath Road, Slough, SL1 3SR
01753 537142
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Slough Refugee Support helps asylum seekers and refugees in Slough and the Thames Valley to achieve their rights and settle with dignity in a new community. Services include advice, job search, sewing, IT and Life in the UK classes.

yorkshire and humberside

SOLACE

Oak House, Park Lane, Leeds, LS3 1EL
0113 487 8360
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Solace is a Leeds’-based charity which provides psychotherapy, complementary therapies and advocacy support to the survivors of persecution and exile living in the Yorkshire and Humber region

yorkshire and humberside

St.Augustine's Centre, Halifax

St. Augustine's Centre, Hanson Lane, Halifax, HX1 5PG
01422 342 719
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St. Augustine’s welcomes the vulnerable and cares for all, including destitute asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants. Services include a tailored support programme, asylum and housing advice, a range of social and wellbeing activities, ESOL classes, an employability programme and a hosting scheme.

west midlands

St.Chad's Sanctuary

72 – 74 Shadwell Street Birmingham B4 6HA
0121 233 3127
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St. Chad's Sanctuary offers a range of services for asylum seekers, refugees and other immigrants. These include English and Art classes, Welfare Advice, Family Learning and a Social Drop-In. It is open Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 4.30

london and south east

St.Laurence's Larder

171 Willesden Lane, London, NW6 7YN.
07958 303737
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St Laurence's Larder provides a warm welcome and fresh food for those who struggle to make ends met in our community and beyond. It is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 1.30pm at Christ Church with St Laurence Brondesbury.

london and south east

St.Martin in the Fields International Group

St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4JJ
0207 766 1127
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The Sunday International Group aims to provide a place of welcome, hospitality and sanctuary for foreign nationals who are destitute in London.

yorkshire and humberside

St.Monica's Housing, Leeds

23 Oakwood Walk, Leeds, LS8 2PG
01904 704217 / 07728 229172


St Monica’s offers accommodation for destitute asylum seekers in Leeds and are currently housing female destitute asylum seekers in a former Roman Catholic church presbytery. Referrals and casework support is done by Pafras.

north west

St.Thomas' Asylum Seeker Support Network

Marton Street, Lancaster, LA1 1XX
01524 590410
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The aim of this group is that we provide a coordinated response from within St Thomas in relation to supporting Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Lancaster and Morecambe district.

north west

Stockport Baptist Church

Stockport Baptist Church, Thomson Street, Stockport, SK9 3DR
07709 283511.
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Stockport Baptist welcomes members of the Persian community to worship and study with us in their own language. The Farsi Fellowship meets every Wednesday evening at 6.00 to 8.00 pm for Bible Study and Prayer. The church also helps its refugee and asylum seeker members in practical ways.

london and south east

Streatham Drop In Centre

2 Mitcham Lane, Streatham, London, SW16 6NN
0208 664 7432
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Streatham Drop-In Centre is a safe, welcoming and supportive environment for refugee and asylum seekers living in the London Borough of Lambeth and surrounding areas. Services include: Advice, information and signposting: English language classes: Creche and play facilities: Health and wellbeing support: Women's wellbeing activities: Tea, coffee and refreshments

east anglia

Suffolk Refugee Support

38 St Matthew's St, Ipswich, IP1 3EP
01473 400785
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We run drop-in advice sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. They are open to all asylum seekers and refugees, offering advice covering an extensive range of issues, with a particular emphasis on employment and health for both our more settled clients and those newly arrived in Suffolk.

wales

Swansea Bay Asylum Seeker Support Group

YMCA 1, The Kingsway, Swansea, SA1 5JQ

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We are a volunteer-led registered charity, run and managed by our members, who include asylum seekers, refugees and other local people. We give a warm welcome to people seeking sanctuary in Swansea through our twice-weekly drop-ins, and offer practical support and educational and recreational opportunities.

wales

Swansea City of Sanctuary

City of Sanctuary, Voluntary Action Centre, 7 Walter Road, Swansea, SA1 5NF.
07496 172895
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Swansea City of Sanctuary is part of a national movement which builds a culture of hospitality and welcome for those seeking sanctuary in the UK. It provides a Welcome Project for new arrivals, an Advocacy Forum and a team of volunteer Sanctuary Speakers who raise awareness. It also runs SHARE Tawe, which seeks to offer accommodation, meals, welcome and solidarity to destitute asylum seekers in Swansea. 

north west

SWAP Wigan

Penson Street Community Centre, Penson Street, Wigan, WN1 2LP.
01942 516572 / 01942 512980
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SWAP (Support for Wigan Arrivals Project) supports asylum seekers and refugees living in the Wigan Borough. Services include welcoming new arrivals, health promotion, casework, move-on support, English classes, volunteering opportunities and a women's project.

south and south west

Swindon City of Sanctuary

Voluntary Action Swindon, 1 John Street, Swindon, SN1 1RT
07850 941666
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Swindon City of Sanctuary promotes a culture of welcome, inclusion and support for everyone in Swindon, especially those seeking refuge. We bring people and organisations in our community together, providing practical support through community events, raising awareness, campaigning and projects like the Room for All refugee hosting scheme.

south and south west

SWVG (Southampton)

PO box 1615, Southampton, SO17 3WF
0750 317 6350
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The Southampton & Winchester Visitors' Group is a group of volunteers who befriend and support adult asylum seekers and refugees in the Southampton area. They also offer practical help in various ways and campaign for a fairer, more efficient asylum system in the UK.

west midlands

Tabor House

Digbeth, Birmingham
0167 543 4064
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Tabor House, operating from a building owned by the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham, is the city's only all year round night shelter. It takes referrals for people with no recourse to public funds as well as those on benefits. It is hoping to increase its bed capacity from 6 to 15 in 2018.

north west

Tameside African Refugee Association

124 Stamford Street Central, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6AD
0161 339 7270


TARA is a user-led group providing free information, advice and support to African refugees in Tameside. It promotes African culture, facilitates development within the African community in Tameside and provides a place for discussion, sharing and signposting.

wales

The African Community Centre (Wales)

African Community Centre. City Temple' Dyfatty Street, Swansea, SA1 1QQ
01792 470298
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The ACC provides a drop in Centre for people to participate in African/African Caribbean cultures, and supports community members to integrate and participate in local Welsh Heritage projects. We provide training in multicultural awareness, ethnic arts and culture, heritage projects, African dancing, drumming and school visits. Activities include football and basketball teams.

yorkshire and humberside

The Anchor Project

294A Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 9DF
01274 743 054
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The Anchor Project engages with and supports the most marginalised, vulnerable and isolated people in inner-city Bradford, to improve community wellbeing and integration. This includes asylum seekers and refugees. Activities include an Everyday English conversation group.

north west

The ARC Project, Blackburn

The ARC Project, Wesley Hall Methodist Church, Feilden S
01254 690282 or 01254 692674
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The ARC Project works with asylum seekers and refugees in the Blackburn with Darwen Borough. It provides practical support through a weekly drop-in to meet, socialise and share food together and a range of activities such as pool, table tennis and craft. It also offers English classes and casework support.

south and south west

The CLEAR Project

James Street Centre, 2 James Street, Southampton, SO14 1PJ
023 8022 1111
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The CLEAR project works with asylum seekers and refugees in Southampton. It provides a welcoming free advice drop-in and supports people to access local services. It also offers English and other adult learning, employment advice and volunteer opportunities that help integration..

london and south east

The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network

33 Clarendon Road, London, W11 4JB
07951 337060
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The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN) supports refugees to become self-sufficient through their own enterprises and businesses. TERN provides refugee entrepreneurs with expert advice, mentorship, access to business networks and investment.

east anglia

The Grange

The Street, Great Cressingham, Thetford, IP25 6NL
01760 756029
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The Grange is a family home and smallholding in West Norfolk which opens its doors to people from near and far to enable them to build their own resilience in a family atmosphere. Working with partners, a range of opportunities are offered to people from all walks of life - particularly those who have fled persecution.

south and south west

The Harbour Project

St Luke’s Hall, Broad Street, Swindon, SN1 2DS
01793 611682
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The Harbour Project provides a safe space for refugees and asylum seekers in Swindon.The Drop-In is open Monday to Friday 11am to 2pm. Services include courses in ESOL & basic computing, family holiday activities and health & well being sessions.

north west

The Oasis Centre

Collier House, Wellington Street,  Gorton, Manchester, M18 8TX
07565 511132
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Oasis is a drop-in centre on Mondays to Wednesdays in East Manchester for those on the margins of society. It offers a range of services such as emergency provision, a free cafe, a charity shop, wellbeing support, leisure activities, basic IT training and a work club.

wales

The Sanctuary, Newport.

The Gap Centre, 42 Stow Hill, Newport, NP20 1JG.
01633 212327
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The Sanctuary is Bethel Community Church’s work amongst the International Communities of Newport. It aims to show God’s love in a practical way by building friendships and offering practical support to refugees and asylum seekers. Services include English classes, a drop-in offering help and advocacy, a Mums and Toddlers group, a Men's games nights, a weekly meal and other social events.

west midlands

The Springfield Project

The Springfield Centre, Springfield Road, Birmingham, B13 9NY.
0121 777 2722
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A charity based in Sparkhill, Birmingham that aims to combat poverty and help people to lead happy and healthy lives. Services include: a pre-school nursery, support with employment, debt management and benefits, computer and various English classes.

north west

The Stride Partnership (Greater Manchester)

19a Bretherton Row, Wigan, WN1 1LL.
01942 418318
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Stride Partnership CIC is a Community Enterprise Company that provides practical training to refugees to live a stable life in the UK. It gives educational talks to schools and workplaces about refugees and works with landlords and housing providers to reduce instability after a refugee gets their status.

north west

The Well Project, Wythenshawe

Saint Aidan's Community Centre, Northolt Rd, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M23 0PJ.
0161 902 9221 / 07702560103
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The Well project is joint initiative of Caritas and Ivy Church, which aims to encourage and support asylum seekers and refugees across the Wythenshawe neighbourhood to come together, learn English and socialise through cultural and social activities. It runs every Tuesday and Thursday 10.00-14.00. A Women's Group meets 10.00 - 12.00 every Friday.

south and south west

The World Cafe (Gloucester)

Brunswick Baptist Church, 52-56 Southgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2DR

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The World Café is built around a fortnightly shared community meal, cooked by people who have often recently arrived in the city and want to engage with local people. Refugees and asylum seekers living in the city are especially welcome. There are also weekly English Language Cafe classes held every Tuesday during school term time.

wales

Trinity Centre Cardiff

Trinity Centre, Piercefield Place, Four Elms Road, Cardiff, CF24 1LE.
0292 132 1120
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The Trinity Centre is a Methodist charity that serves refugees, asylum seekers and others in need. Services include an organic community kitchen garden, Space 4 U, which is open every Monday and Thursday offering ESOL classes, recreational activities and games, and a family project run by the Welsh Refugee Council. The Sudanese Community Association of South Wales and STAR (Student Action on Refugees) also meet at the centre.

scotland

Unity Centre Glasgow

22 Ibrox Street, Glasgow G51 1AQ
0141 427 7992
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The Unity Centre gives practical support and solidarity to all asylum seekers and other migrants in Scotland. It also supports anyone detained in any UK Detention Centres, and operates a sign-in system for those reporting at the nearby reporting centre. The Centre is run by the Unity Centre Collective, and is open Monday to Friday from 10 to 6.

east midlands

Upbeat Communities

Saint Chads Centre, 1-3 Saint Chads Road, Derby, DE23 6RS
01332 916150
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Upbeat Communities helps vulnerable refugees and migrants settle and thrive in a new community. The vision is to see community built between people of different cultures, where strangers become neighbours, with everyone able to grow and contribute. Projects include Welcome Boxes for newly arrived asylum seekers, Community Integration activities, Refugee Housing and Social Enterprises.

yorkshire and humberside

Wakefield and District City of Sanctuary

c/o Quaker Meeting House, Thornhill Street, Wakefield, WF1 1NQ
07800 605397
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Wakefield City of Sanctuary is a very active group running a number of services and activities for refugees and asylum seekers. They include a Peer Support Project, a Signposting Drop-In, a Men's Group, A Garden of Sanctuary, a Clothing Store, a Conversation Cafe and English classes.

north west

Warm Hut

Office G17, Technology House, 2 Lissadel Street, Salford, M6 6AP.
0161 278 2758 / 07940 543358
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Warm Hut is a Refugee Support Organisation supporting the African Community in Salford and Manchester. Their mission is that African people gain a better insight into living abroad, have a positive attitude towards life in the UK, maximise their well-being, and feel empowered and enabled to contribute to the host country.

north west

WAST (Women Asylum Seekers Together)

Swan Street Buildings 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW.
0161 464 7374 / 07821 540745
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WAST is an action group for women asylum seekers who campaign together for the right to remain in the UK. They meet every Friday from 11 to 2 socially, and to plan campaigns and events. WAST is well known for its choir and drama sketches, and regularly takes part in refugee events and campaigns. 

london and south east

WAST London

52 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT
020 7250 1239
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Women Asylum Seekers Together London is a group of women who have sought asylum in the UK. This is an open and inclusive group which welcomes all women at any stage of the asylum process to a weekly drop in, yoga, English classes and lunch. It provides opportunities for women to become engaged with campaigning with Women for Refugee Women, and other activities including dance, knitting and photography.

london and south east

Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership.

St John’s Church Hall, Estcourt Road, Watford, WD17 2PS
01923 252434
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WTRRP offers practical and emotional support in West Hertfordshire to asylum-seekers refugees and those with no recourse to public funds (NRPF). Services include help with basic needs, form filling, ESOL and referrals for housing and legal advice.

wales

Welsh Refugee Council

120-122 Broadway, Cardiff, CF24 1NJ
029 2048 9800
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south and south west

West Devon Safe Haven

Yelverton
01822 841498
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We support Syrian refugees to settle in West Devon as part of the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. We help to integrate them in the community by running a team of volunteers doing all the usual things plus a team specifically helping language development. To date there are three families here with a fourth expected shortly.

north east

West End Refugee Service

St Philip’s Vicarage, St Philip’s Close, Arthur’s Hill, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5JE
0191 273 7482
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WERS offers practical help, advice and advocacy through daily drop-in advice sessions, run by WERS’ multi-lingual support worker and trained volunteers. Services include a clothing store, hardship fund, home visits, a befriending scheme and an extensive awareness-raising, education and training programme.

london and south east

West London Welcome Centre

Quaker Meeting House, 20 Nigel Playfair Avenue, London, W6 9JY
07512 789542
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West London Welcome refugee and migrant centre provides a  welcoming social space for families and other vulnerable individuals.The centre is open on Thursdays. Activities include a hot lunch, yoga, mindfulness, gardening and Learn English: travel expenses, clothes and toiletries are also available. West London Welcome will soon have an immigration advisory service and IT lessons.

west midlands

Wolverhampton Church Shelter

Tabernacle Baptist Church, Dunstall Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 0NJ.

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The Wolverhampton Church Shelter is a partnership between two churches, Tabernacle Baptist Church (TAB) and Grace Church, Wolverhampton. The shelter is now open all year and can take up to 20 rough sleepers.

west midlands

Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary

IFW, 24 School Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 4LF
07580 015377
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Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary seeks to help and support asylum seekers and refugees in and around Wolverhampton, and to see Wolverhampton become a place of welcome and safety.

wales

Woman Seeking Sanctuary Advocacy Group

3 North Church Street, Cardiff, CF10 5HB
02921 320635
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WSSAG is a women-only self-help support group that meets on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. It offers a safe and secure women only space and a source of social and emotional support for each other. Refreshments are provided and travel expenses are reimbursed.

london and south east

Worthing 4 Refugees

77 The Strand, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 6DR
01903 700522
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Our vision is for Worthing to be a place of welcome, safety, integration and justice for refugees and displaced people. We sponsor a vulnerable Syrian refugee family under the Community Sponsorship scheme, providing accommodation and helping them to integrate with their local community.

wales

Wrexham Methodist Church Drop-In

Wrexham Methodist Church, Regent Street, Wrexham, LL11 1RY
07811 057584
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The Just Across Drop-In, on Mondays and Thursdays, is a meeting place for those who are unemployed, roofless or seeking asylum in the Wrexham area. It is a relaxed atmosphere in which to meet, talk and have refreshment - run by a dedicated group of volunteers.

london and south east

Wycombe Refugee Partnership

All Saints Parish Office, 8 Castle Street, High Wycombe, HP13 6RF

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WRP is a group of concerned Christians, Muslims and others working together to help refugees. We facilitate family reunions by finding private accommodation for a refugee referrred to us. We lend them the deposit and rent, furnish the property from donated goods, collect the family from the airport and provide ongoing friendship and support.

yorkshire and humberside

WYDAN

Bridge House, Balm Rd, Leeds, LS10 2TP
07557 331519
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WYDAN, the West Yorkshire Destitute Asylum Network, is a network of organisations and individuals committed to supporting destitute asylum seekers through partnerships, networking, information sharing and awareness raising. It runs a winter night shelter for destitute asylum seekers, hosted for 1 or 2 weeks at a time by churches and other organizations.

london and south east

Yarl's Wood Befrienders

43 Bromham Road, Bedford, MK40 2AA
01234 272 090
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Yarl’s Wood Befrienders visit and support women detained at Yarl’s Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire. Volunteers provide emotional and practical support for detainees, helping them cope with the challenges of detention, reducing isolation, and improving their emotional well-being.The organisation has two staff and around 50 volunteers visitors.

london and south east

Young Roots Croydon

Cornerstone House, 14 Willis Road, Croydon, CR0 2XX
020 8684 9140
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Young Roots works with young refugees and asylum seekers to realise their potential through fun and educational activities, trips and 1-to-1 casework. The activities improve their social and communication skills: reduce social isolation and promote friendships: increase their support networks and ability to problem-solve.


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