Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support (DCRS)

Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support (DCRS) supports people seeking asylum and refugees in Devon and Cornwall.  We advocate around their immigration cases up to OISC level 1.  We also support around integration into the local community, run activities and provide English classes.   Contact: Alex Vessis Phone: 01752 260471 Email: [email protected] Website: https://www.dcrs-plymouth.org/ Social media: Facebook  

12 May 2022|

Leeds Destitute Asylum Seekers Support, LEDAS

  We run two houses which each house 4 destitute asylum-seekers (NRPF) . We work collaboratively with Leeds City Council who provide grant support, and with PAFRAS who provide referral and case-work for our residents. Our aim is to provide family-style housing, in which the residents have dignity and independence. Housing essentials, food and an allowance are provided. The five LEDAS Trustees run the houses on a voluntary basis. Contact: Gillian Tober Email: [email protected] Website: www.ledas.org

22 April 2022|

Kairos Housing

Kairos Housing provides safe accommodation and holistic support to refused asylum seekers and refugees who find themselves homeless within Blackburn with Darwen. Phone 07869131006 Email [email protected] Website: https://www.kairoshousing.org.uk/ Social Media: Facebook | Twitter

22 April 2022|

Hackney Doorways

Hackney Doorways (Hackney Winter Night Shelter) provides emergency shelter for those who are homeless and rough sleeping, including for those with no recourse to public funds, from November through to March. The shelters are hosted in local churches and primary schools and are run on a day-to-day basis by teams of volunteers. We also offer a year-round women's night shelter where women can stay for up to 90 days with support from a female advocate worker. Both projects offer individual one-to-one support for our guests. Our mission is a route out of homelessness for those in need. Our Advocate Workers [...]

22 April 2022|

Connection Support

Connection Support are part of a partnership project across Oxfordshire to provide housing, legal advice and support to people currently accommodated in Oxford's COVID responses provision. Contact: Amy Delisser Email: [email protected] Phone Number: 07920041740 Website: http://www.connectionsupport.org.uk/ Social media: Facebook | Twitter  

22 April 2022|

NOAH Enterprise

NOAH takes a holistic approach to homelessness and exclusion and no matter which service a person comes to first they are encouraged to make use of as many areas of NOAH as necessary to enable them to reach their potential. Our services are focused on Luton and the wider Bedfordshire area. We provide accommodation for people who are rough sleeping and have No Recourse to Public Funds and we provide intensive employment training to support people to move towards independence. We are building our immigration advice capacity and currently advice on the EUSS. Email [email protected] Phone 01582 728416 Website | Twitter [...]

12 November 2021|

Starling Collective

Starling Collective is a new organisation based in Belfast that helps refugees and asylum seekers. We are an unincorporated association with Charitable status pending. Starling Collective founders have over 25 years’ experience of working with refugees and asylum seekers in Belfast. We established Starling Collective Collective because we felt that there were needs among the refugee community that we were not able to meet in the previous organisation. Email: [email protected] Phone: +447773810665 Social Media: Facebook  

12 November 2021|

IDAS

IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting anyone experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence. Our services include refuge accommodation, community based support, peer mentoring, group work and access to a free, confidential out of hours’ helpline. Our teams of accredited specialist workers (IDVA’s and ISVAs) support people through the criminal justice system in addition to providing emotional support and safety planning advice.   Email: [email protected] Phone: 01904 646036 Website: www.idas.org.uk Social Media: Twitter and Facebook

12 November 2021|

Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance (REMA)

REMA is the infrastructure support organisation for the Black and Minority Ethnic Voluntary and Community Sector of Rotherham. REMA is an independent charity that supports the development of a vibrant, effective and influential BME Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector locally (VCFS). We support destitute people by providing food parcels and immigration advice. Contact:  Sithule Mguni Office: 01709 720744 Email: [email protected] Website: www.rema-online.org.uk Social Media: Twitter and Facebook    

29 September 2021|

Welcome Churches

Welcome Churches exists to see no refugee alone in the UK. We do this by inspiring, equipping and resourcing local churches across the UK to welcome refugees and asylum seekers in their local community. Our main project, Welcome Boxes, gives an intentional welcome newly-arrived refugees and asylum seekers within the first three months of arrival in a new place. Our Welcome Network also profiles refugee-welcoming churches across the UK so that they can find a 'welcome' from local people when they first arrive in a new community. Contact: Emily Holden Office: 01332 498041 Email: [email protected] Website: https://welcomechurches.org/ Social media: Facebook / [...]

23 September 2021|

Severn Angels Housing and Support

We provide accommodation and support to refugees, mothers fleeing domestic violence, care leavers, asylum seekers and vulnerable women from 16 years over. Severn Angels supports homeless people with either psychological support, counselling, support with applying for benefits, applying for housing and a wide range of services. Our goal is to equip individuals and young people leaving care with the skills that will allow them to live independently and find a job they can earn a living from. This support comes in different forms, from providing supported housing where the individuals can live and be supported emotionally and also get help, [...]

9 July 2021|

Whispers of Hope

Whispers of Hope is a full member of NACCOM supporting women who are victims of domestic abuse and sexual exploitation who have the added complication of complex immigration issues. We support asylum seekers, refugees and those on spouse and family reunion visas. We provide befriending and sign posting to other agencies as well as well-being activities and a weekly SafeSpace meeting. We also have a Safe House, Avan House, offering temporary accommodation to women with no recourse to public funds. This house of hospitality has a part-time live-in host as well as other volunteers who provide emotional and practical support [...]

25 November 2020|

Helen Bamber Foundation

The Helen Bamber Foundation supports refugees and asylum seekers who have experienced human cruelty, including torture, human trafficking and other human rights abuses. We provide specialist care to meet the complex needs of some of the most marginalised and vulnerable people seeking asylum. We offer survivors specialist trauma-focused therapy, legal protection work and expert medico-legal reports, counter-trafficking safeguarding, medical assessment and liaison, housing and welfare casework, and creative arts and skills programmes to help people rebuild their lives. Website: http://www.helenbamber.org/ Social media: Facebook / Twitter @HelenBamber

20 November 2020|

Asylum Hosting Wakefield

    Asylum Hosting Wakefield aims to provide hosting for destitute asylum seekers across the Wakefield district. This can be either in someone's home or in a shared house, as and when such becomes available. Referrals for hosting are normally made through Wakefield District City of Sanctuary. Email: [email protected] Phone number:  07904 464 645 Website: https://ahw.org.uk/

20 November 2020|

Welsh Refugee Council

We believe everyone should be entitled to live with dignity. Asylum seekers should have safe, comfortable accommodation whilst they wait for a decision on their asylum claim. Unfortunately, this is often not the case and many people in the asylum system do not have the means to meet even the most basic of needs. As most asylum seekers are not permitted to work, they are reliant on Home Office support and accommodation. But for asylum seekers, there are many barriers to receiving the limited support they are rightly entitled to. We ensure, wherever possible, that people access this support so [...]

16 October 2020|

Haringey Migrant Support Centre (HMSC)

Haringey Migrant Support Centre (HMSC) runs a weekly service for migrants providing advice and casework on immigration, welfare, housing and community care issues. It also offers destitution support as well as referring or signposting to other specialist organisations supporting migrants with their specific needs. During the Monday drop-in we provide a hot meal, food parcels and a welcoming space offering opportunities for connection and participation. HMSC is attended by 35-45 people every week; some of them come with children and at least a third are new visitors. These are individuals who, due to their lack of status, are excluded from [...]

30 September 2020|

Glass Door Homeless Charity

Glass Door Homeless Charity is London's largest open-access network of emergency winter shelters and support services for men and women affected by homelessness. By partnering with churches to provide shelter and support, Glass Door is committed to supporting people get—and stay—off the street. Glass Door offers shelter, advice and support through a wide-range of services. Website: https://www.glassdoor.org.uk/ Social media: Twitter / Facebook  

6 February 2020|

Destitution Project (Bolton)

ASYLUM SEEKER CASEWORK SERVICES AT DP - The Destitution Project (DP) provides casework support for asylum seekers and refused asylum seekers who live in Bolton. All casework is via appointment and must be arranged by emailing [email protected] or calling our landline and leaving a message (01204 387221). Currently due to high casework loads we are not able to take on new clients until we have capacity due to current cases progressing. THE WEDNESDAY DROP-IN - The Destitution Project (DP) runs a weekly Drop-In Centre in the Wesley Suite at Victoria Hall (postcode: BL1 2AS) every Wednesday from 10am to 3pm. [...]

6 February 2020|

Hackney Migrant Centre

Hackney Migrant Centre joined NACCOM in 2019 as an Associate Member. Hackney Migrant Centre runs a weekly drop-in advice service with the help of volunteers and professional advisers. Visitors to the service receive initial immigration, housing and welfare advice; as well as advice on accessing a GP and dealing with charges for hospital care. Outside the drop-in, they charity works with visitors to resolve the problems facing them. HMC provides a welcoming environment to migrants, regardless of immigration status, nationality or current place of residence. Email: [email protected] Website: https://hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk/ Social media: Facebook / Twitter

2 January 2020|

Simon on the Streets

Simon on the Streets is a charity operating in Yorkshire, in the Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield areas. They joined NACCOM in 2019 as an Associate Member. Simon on the Streets is an independent charity that offers support to Leeds' homeless community, primarily entrenched rough sleepers, on an outreach basis. They do this through emotional and practical support on an individual basis with no time limitations. Email: [email protected] Phone: 01133452270 Website: http://simononthestreets.co.uk/ Social media: Facebook / Twitter

2 January 2020|

RADAR

RADAR (Rochdale Action with Destitute Asylum seekers and Refugees) is an organisation based in Rochdale and is a full member of NACCOM. RADAR aims to provide temporary accommodation for destitute asylum seekers with NRPF. Contact: Derek White Email: [email protected] Social media: Facebook 

2 January 2020|

Institute of Our Lady of Mercy

The Institute of Our Lady of Mercy is an Associate Member of NACCOM based in Leeds, Yorkshire. The charity provides support to destitute people seeking asylum and refugees, with a special concern for women and children. Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.ourladyofmercy.org.uk/

2 January 2020|

Martha House

Martha House is a Full Member of NACCOM based in London providing temporary accommodation for forced migrants who have become destitute. Food and accommodation are provided for their guests who have no recourse to public funds and are not allowed to work. They take referrals from agencies who work with migrants. Email: [email protected] Website: https://marthahouse.wordpress.com/

2 January 2020|

Migration Foundation (Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing)

The Migration Foundation has a 1 x 10 bedroom house for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers with no recourse to public funds in Derby, East Midlands. The property belongs to Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing, and the service is currently fully funded by the Migration Foundation (a restricted fund of MTVH). We take referrals from local charities and take a holistic approach to support our clients. We offer small hardship grants, receive food donations from local businesses, support residents who want to volunteer or access employment, and offer opportunities for clients to socialise, play sports, etc). Most clients already have legal [...]

16 May 2019|

ACAP (Ashton Churches Asylum Project)

ACAP (Ashton Churches Asylum Project) currently provides a small amount of hosting on an informal basis and are hoping to secure the use of a property to house destitute asylum seekers and refugees. Contact: Chris Wooff Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.stthomasstluke.org.uk/ourtown/asylumseekers/

8 November 2021|

Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees (SFAR)

Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees is a project of the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland. It seeks to co-ordinate and promote action by faith communities in Scotland to support asylum seekers and refugees. Currently we are developing and piloting a volunteer holiday hosting programme, where members of receiving communities can welcome refugees in their homes for short breaks, and receive reciprocal hospitality, in order to facilitate social connections, strengthen interfaith and intercultural dialogue and wider cultural orientation beyond refugees’ localities. We also have a speaking programme on refugee integration for faith communities and run a local integration [...]

26 February 2019|
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