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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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Action for Refugees in Lewisham

Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL) was set up in 2006 to reduce the poverty of local refugees and asylum-seekers, advance their education and raise awareness about refugees rights and needs. Services include advice in welfare benefits, housing, education, employment, health and immigration, a supplementary Saturday School for children aged 4-11 and a foodbank for destitute asylum-seekers and refugees. Contact: Iolanda Chirico Email: [email protected] Phone: 02082974111 Website: www.afril.org.uk Social media: Twitter and Facebook Please note the pin does not reflect the accurate location of the project.

10 April 2018|

Sufra NW London

Sufra NW London is a Community Hub that provides Emergency Food Parcels; a Community Kitchen; Guidance and Advocacy; an accredited Food Academy course; a Refugee Resettlement programme; and a Community Growing Project that provides training in horticulture, school environmental visits and a vocational training course. Contact: Mohammed Mamdani Email: [email protected] Phone: 02034411335 Website: http://www.sufra-nwlondon.org.uk Social Media: Twitter and Facebook

19 December 2017|

Jesuit Refugee Service UK

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation, at work in over 50 countries around the world with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS has been established in the UK for over 20 years, and its work here focuses on showing hospitality to, and supporting the needs of, destitute asylum seekers and people in detention. Activities include a day centre, hosting programme, detention outreach and advocacy work. Contact: 02074887310 Email: [email protected] Website: www.jrsuk.net Social Media: Twitter and Facebook.

19 December 2017|

The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN)

The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN).  We enable refugees to thrive through the power of their own ideas. We do this through providing them with access to business support networks and business financing, designed to help accelerate them towards launching sustainable businesses. Contact: Charlie Fraser Phone: 07951337060 Email: [email protected] Website: www.wearetern.org Social media: Twitter and Facebook

22 September 2017|

C4WS Homeless Project

C4WS Homeless Project, based in Camden, North London, is a Winter Night Shelter operating through local churches. As well as providing somewhere to sleep, C4WS offers people support in other ways, for instance through a Friday Drop in Club, English Classes, a Mentoring and Befriending Scheme and a Jobs Club. All of this is managed by a team of 3 permanent members of staff, plus the support of over 600 volunteers. Please note C4WS cannot accept any self-referrals. Phone: 020 7278 6267 Email: [email protected] Website: www.c4wshomelessproject.org Social media: Twitter and Facebook 

20 July 2017|

Thousand 4 1000

Thousand 4 1000 CIO is a discrete offshoot of Brighton Migrant Solidarity (BMS being focused mainly on campaigning). We are the only organisation in the Brighton area providing housing support to destitute migrants who are not allowed to work or have no recourse to public funds. We take referrals directly from organisations such as Brighton Voices in Exile. In addition to accommodation, we also provide financial, practical and emotional support to locally based migrants. Contact: Jenny Priestman Email: [email protected] Phone: 07733361438 Website: Thousand 4 1000 Social Media: Facebook  and Twitter  

31 March 2017|

Voices in Exile

  Voices in Exile Enabling, accompanying and supporting Asylum Seekers & Refugees in Sussex & Surrey. Contact: Mel Steel (Director) or Nick Scott-Flynn (Chair of Trustees) Office: 01273 328598 Email: [email protected] (general enquiries) or [email protected] (advice enquiries) Website:  https://voicesinexile.org/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/brightonvoicesinexile

28 April 2016|

Communities and Sanctuary Seekers Together (CAST)

Communities and Sanctuary Seekers Together (CAST) is a Southend-based community group, committed to bring an end to destitution amongst asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants with no recourse to public funding (NRPF) living in Southend. The organisation is made up of asylum-seekers, refugees and the wider community, and supports destitute and homeless asylum seekers by providing resources, advice and accommodation. CAST also builds links between sanctuary-seekers and longer-established communities to nurture integration and community cohesion. Contact: Reyhan Ozyurt Phone: 01702 436659 Email: [email protected] Website: https://castsouthend.wordpress.com Social Media: Facebook  

28 April 2016|

Sanctuary Hosting

Sanctuary Hosting (formerly Host Oxford) is a project which matches destitute sanctuary seekers to those people with spare rooms and open hearts in the community who are prepared to allow someone to stay with them rent free for a pre-defined period of time. Contact: Sarah Wahby // Elaine Savage Phone: 07818 555986 Email:  [email protected] Website: http://sanctuaryhosting.org/ Social media: Facebook

28 April 2016|

Just Homes (East London)

Just Homes (East London) helps homeless people to rebuild their lives. We do this for two particular groups: unemployed men who can access state benefits (have recourse to public funds), and women and children who do not qualify for state benefits (have no recourse to public funds).   Website:  http://justhomes.org.uk/?page_id=14

28 April 2016|

Giuseppe Conlon House

Giuseppe Conlon House is a House of Hospitality for migrants and asylum seekers with no recourse to public funds. It is run by volunteers of the London Catholic Worker community. Contact: Nora Ziegler Office: 0208 348 8212 Email: [email protected] Website: www.londoncatholicworker.org

28 April 2016|

Housing Justice

Housing Justice train and support night shelters, run a pan London hosting scheme for asylum seekers and forced migrants, and provide mentoring and befriending training and support. Contact: Tommy Cloherty Phone: 0203 544 8094 Email:  [email protected] Website: http://www.housingjustice.org.uk  Social Media: Twitter // Facebook

28 April 2016|

Praxis Community Projects

Praxis works with vulnerable migrants in London- including asylum seekers and refugees- providing specialist advice (including immigration advice up to OISC level 2), housing, advocacy, group work, ESOL classes and interpreting.  Praxis is also a member of London Hosting. Contact: Maria Iglesias Phone: 020 7749 7619 Email: [email protected] Website: www.praxis.org.uk

28 April 2016|
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