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|

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|

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|

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|

Refugee Council

The Refugee Council works directly with thousands of refugees each year.  The charity supports them from the moment they arrive in the UK.  They provide crisis advice and practical support, help them to integrate into their new communities and offer mental health counselling to help them come to terms with the trauma so many of them have experienced. The Refugee Council is the only organisation providing a national service in support of refugee children and young people who arrive in the UK alone. They also speak up for refugees using their work as an evidence base and ensure refugees have [...]

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|

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|

Home of Justice Network

Project RHAS (Refugee Housing, Advice and Support) is a project of Home of Justice Network providing specialized supported housing to new refuges in Manchester who become homeless following their positive asylum decision, alongside casework support, and help to access legal advice if required. Contact Name: Sofia Kalu Email: [email protected] Phone number: 0161 503 9161 Website: http://www.homeofjusticenetwork.org

20 June 2022|

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|

Caritas Diocese of Salford

Caritas operates 30 different services in the Diocese of Salford - Greater Manchester and Lancashire. Services in emergency night shelters, housing and hostels for homeless people , refugees and asylum seekers mainly in the Greater Manchester area; resettlement of refugees, advocacy for destitute people and food-banks and drop-ins. We are members of Caritas Social Action Network - the official agency of the Catholic Bishops conference of England and Wales that is part of the European and Internation Caritas family responding to poverty and injustice globally. Email: [email protected] Phone: 0161 817 2250 Website: www.caritassalford.org.uk Social media: Twitter // Facebook

26 February 2019|

Safe In Scotland

Safe in Scotland  is a human rights organisation committed to ending destitution among asylum seekers. We provide safe, dignified, ensuite accommodation 24/7 collaborating with case workers, service providers, and the communities we work alongside. Contact: Annika Joy Email: [email protected] Phone: 07818372130 Website:https://www.safeinscotland.com/

16 January 2019|

Ubuntu Women 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] Website: https://thegap.wales/ 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|
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