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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BRASS (Befriending Refugees and Asylum Seekers) offers services five days a week in various locations. These include an Advice and Support Drop-Ins, a range of ESOL, English and conversation classes, numeracy classes, health checks and a sewing class.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GMH provides weekly drop-in advice and information services, offering practical, social and wellbeing support to migrants in Greenwich and neighbouring boroughs.
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.
Happydays UK supports homeless people in the Sowerby Bridge area of Calderdale. It manages a property accommodating refugees and destitute asylum seekers, and also supports non-asylum seeking migrants. They also provide case work support and run several social enterprise programmes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The New Shamwari Project helps people refugees status and asylum seekers to integrate into the host community. This includes being able to contribute to the community and access the services they are entitled to. We provide information, guidance and support, training, language skills, advocacy and other appropriate services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sheffield was the first UK city to become a City of Sanctuary. The aim of City of Sanctuary is to create a
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.