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Red Letter Christians UK

We are an open-handed network for people already living out a Jesus-centred approach to poverty, injustice, exclusion and social need in our communities. We run grassroots, direct action campaigns around the issues that arise in our communities, and seek to share wisdom and best practice for resilient community building in an accessible way. Contact: Naomi Bennet Phone:  07948 316 966 Email:  [email protected] Website: Red Letter Christians UK – Living for Jesus and Justice Social media:  Facebook / Twitter

22 January 2021|

Emmanuel House

  Emmanuel House is at the very beginning of exploring the provision of accommodation in partnership with a social enterprise lettings agency.   Contact: Denis Tully Email: [email protected] Phone:  0115 950 7140 Website:  www.emmanuelhouse.org.uk Social Media:  Facebook / Twitter  

11 December 2020|

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|

Second City Housing

Second City Housing Ltd was set up in 2016 to provide accommodation and support to individuals who are at risk of homelessness. Their main aim is to deliver holistic housing services to maximize tenancy sustainability and assist individuals on a pathway into employment, training & advice. The ethos of Second City Housing is to work with those most in need of housing, providing a robust service, enabling their customers to lead independent living. Second City Housing offers: Shared accommodation Self-Contained Houses in Multiple occupation (HMO) Independent living Website: http://secondcityhousing.com/ Email: [email protected] Social media: Twitter / Facebook

6 February 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|

Crisis

Crisis works directly with thousands of homeless people every year. They provide vital help so that people can rebuild their lives and are supported out of homelessness for good. They offer one to one support, advice and courses for homeless people in 12 areas across England, Scotland and Wales. How Crisis helps someone depends on their individual needs and situation. It could be with finding a home and settling in, getting new skills and finding a job, or help with their health and wellbeing. Crisis uses research to find out how best to improve their services, but also to find [...]

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|

Emmaus North East

Emmaus North East joined NACCOM in 2019 as an Associate Member, in support of NACCOM's aims. Emmaus North East provides accommodation to people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion. One of 29 communities across the UK, Emmaus North East provides a home for as long as is needed, meaningful work experience in one of their social enterprises, funded training and an opportunity for the formerly homeless people they support to get back on their feet. Situated in South Shields, the community has the capacity to support up to 15 formerly homeless people, known within Emmaus as companions. Companions work [...]

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|

Darlington Assistance for Refugees (DAR)

Darlington Assistance for Refugees (DAR) is an Associate Member of NACCOM based in the North East, providing practical assistance to refugees in the Darlington area and aiming to foster harmonious relations within the local community. Email: [email protected] Website: https://www.facebook.com/DarlingtonAssistanceForRefugees Social media: Facebook

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|

New Neighbours Together

New Neighbours Together joined NACCOM in July 2019 as a Full Member. They are a hosting charity based in Burnley, in the North West, also offering a drop-in service. Contact: Ruth Haygarth Email: [email protected] Phone: 07710550181 Website: NA 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|

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. Contact: Mark Wiggin (CEO) Email: [email protected] or [email protected] Phone: 0161 817 2250 Website: http://www.caritassalford.org.uk Social [...]

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|

Commonweal Housing Limited

Commonweal works with Praxis Community Projects (a Full NACCOM Member) to run an NRPF housing project in London. The project provides free bed spaces for single women with NRPF, cross subsidised by income from housing families to whom local authorities have a Section 17 responsibility. Commonweal provide the houses, as well as strategic support and ongoing evaluation. Contact: Jessie Powell Email: [email protected] Phone: 0207 1998390 Website: http://www.commonwealhousing.org.uk Social Media: Twitter

7 January 2019|

Refugees in Effective and Active Partnership (REAP)

REAP is an independent refugee-led charity in West London that aims to support refugees as they rebuild new lives in West London, and to live as valued and equal members of British society. The charity provides support, facilitation and training for people and services who work with refugees to improve responsiveness to refugees daily realities and needs. This includes networking activities and events, as well as various activities around access to English, Young refugees and mental health, Right to Refuge, Refugees in Equality, Interpreting (quality, access and also rights and treatment of interpreters). Contact: Sarah Crowther Email: [email protected] Phone: 01895 441530 Website: http://www.reap.org.uk

7 January 2019|
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