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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/ Contact: Email Glass Door Social media: Twitter / Facebook  

6 February 2020|

Destitution Project (Bolton)

The Destitution Project aims to provide a safe environment for refugees and asylum seekers in Bolton, where they can find friendship, food and practical help. It has operated a Drop-In Centre at the Victoria Hall since 2001 and also provides casework support for asylum seekers including those who are destitute or have No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF). Initially the Destitution Project came under the umbrella of BRASS (Befriending Refugees and Asylum Seekers ), but when BRASS moved away from the premises in 2015, DP started life on its own as an independent, registered charity with its own constitution, volunteers [...]

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, in the North West of England. RADAR is a Full Member of NACCOM, and provides a hostel for destitute people seeking asylum in the area, as well as support services. Contact: Mark Coleman Email: [email protected] Website: NA Social media: NA

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/ Social media: NA

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/ Social media: NA

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|

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|

Glasgow Night Shelter

Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers provides somewhere safe and warm to stay overnight and a hot nourishing meal for male asylum seekers, non-EU migrants and other people with NRPF due to their immigration status. The shelter is run by a small team of staff and a pool of volunteers. It operates from 8pm to 8am, 365 days a year. Referrals to the shelter can be made through the British Red Cross, the Scottish Refugee Council, Unity and Govan Community Project. Contact: Kenny Wilson and Chris Afuakwah Email: [email protected] Phone: 07535971215 Website: http://glasgownightshelter.org Social media: Twitter  / Facebook

16 January 2019|

Ubuntu Night Shelter

Ubuntu Women Shelter is a Glasgow based charity dedicated to meeting emergency and short term accommodation needs of women who are destitute with no recourse to public funds. We are the first service in the UK run and managed by people with lived experience of migration, asylum and destitution. We are in direct resistance to the hostile environment and have an ethos of no borders and refuse to consent to the current border regime. Our services include hosting women, referrals and advocacy and are designed to meet the unique emotional and psychological needs of women excluded from homelessness and welfare [...]

6 December 2018|

Together With Migrant Children

Together with Migrant Children works with children, young people and families who are migrants, refugees or asylum seekers. We work nationwide, with the majority of our work in London and the South East. We are a small team of social workers, youth workers and other family practitioners. We provide holistic support for families, support with safeguarding, work and advocacy with families with No Recourse to Public Funds and carry out assessment work for a wide variety of different purposes. We also run activity days for destitute migrant children and their families. Contact: Nick Watts Email address: [email protected] Phone number: 01865528658 Website: http://www.togethermigrantchildren.org.uk Social media: [...]

14 December 2018|

The Sanctuary Newport

The Sanctuary was founded in 2008 and provides a daily drop-in service and daily activities for asylum seekers and refugees in Newport. The project is now run by the charity 'The Gap Wales', originally growing out of Bethel Community Church trust. Contact: Mark Seymour Email: [email protected] or [email protected] Phone: 07378340681 or 01633 212327 Social media: Facebook

7 December 2018|

Refugee Women Connect

Refugee Women Connect (RWC) is a support and advice service for women seeking asylum, refugees and their children. We run 3 drop in sessions each week, where women come for casework and to socialise. We also offer mental health support. We have a developing casework project, advising and advocating on behalf of women on the asylum system and support, as well as welfare, health and issues such as destitution and detention. We are increasing our advocacy capacity on a wider level, and are involved with local campaigns against detention. Contact: Hattie Ditton Email: [email protected] Website: https://www.refugeewomenconnect.org.uk/ Social media: Twitter // Facebook

24 October 2018|

Birchwood Community Church

Birchwood Community Church in Warrington runs a local community outreach called the Encounter Centre where we have recently welcomed two asylum seeking families. We have a heart to help not just them but others who we may come into contact with. Contact: Andy Jordan Email: [email protected] Phone: 07734457009 Website: https://www.birchwood-church.org/ Social media: Facebook

12 July 2018|

Hope Housing

Hope Housing provides supported housing for all homeless situations including refugees, failed asylum seekers, EA migrants, destitute service users as well as generic homelessness including supporting people with drug/alcohol problems or other support requirements. We provide casework support, and help people to access legal advice if required. Contact: Helen Syrop Email: [email protected] Phone: 01274 900 764 Website: http://www.hopehousing.co.uk Social media: Facebook // Twitter

8 May 2018|

Young Roots

Young Roots.  We provide one to one casework support to young asylum seekers and refugees between the ages of 11-25 in Croydon and Brent.  We help them to access services, accommodation and support. Contact: Hayley Cohen Email:  [email protected] Phone: 0208 684 9140 Website: http://youngroots.org.uk/ Social media: Facebook / Twitter

9 March 2018|

Giroscope

Giroscope is a provider of housing to disadvantaged people in Hull. We buy and renovate derelict and unused houses which we let on affordable rents to people in need, run volunteer programmes, support small enterprise development and provide food parcels. We also provide one house rent free to a family of EU migrants with no recourse to public funds and are part of the Gateway Resettlement Programme. We are working with Open Doors Hull to provide more housing for destitute refused asylum seekers. Contact: Paul Gower Email:  [email protected] Phone: 01482 576374 Website: giroscope.org.uk

12 April 2018|

The ARC Project Blackburn

The ARC Project is a West Pennine Moors Circuit mission project based at Wesley Hall Methodist Church in Blackburn. ARC provides practical support and activities such as English and maths classes and a weekly drop-in. There is also an office space open 3 days a week for case work support. In 2016 ARC was awarded the Fusion Community Cohesion award for our efforts in promoting the integration of asylum seekers and refugees into the local community. Contact: Saida Soge Email: [email protected] Phone: 01254 690282 Website: www.arcprojectblackburn.com Social media: Facebook

12 April 2018|

Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership (WTRRP)

Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership (WTRRP) offers support to refugees, asylum seekers and non-European migrants with no recourse to public funds in West Hertfordshire. Our mission is to help provide access to the advice and services needed, often providing long term support (i.e. basic needs including food, ESOL, befriending etc) until statutory services are in place. WTRRP does not provide accommodation but finds ‘ways and means’ to help source emergency accommodation. Contact: Dorothy Knightley Email: [email protected] Phone: 01923 252434 Website: http://wtrrp.org.uk

9 March 2018|

Mama Africa Rotherham

Mama Africa is a voluntary group that supports asylum seekers and refugees in Rotherham. They run weekly activities and a drop in service and are in the process of setting up an accommodation scheme. Contact: Sithule Moyo Email: [email protected] Phone: 07799485588 Social media: Facebook

21 February 2018|
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