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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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Penrith and Eden Refugee Network

Penrith and Eden Refugee Network provides support and welcomes single adult refugees with leave to remain to settle in Penrith.  Refugees must choose to settle in Penrith and we provide initial hosting and support into private rental housing, employment and belonging in the local community. We have a small settling-in and hardship fund and will pay for travel for exploratory visits to Penrith and support settling in costs.  To find out more see our website or contact Sarah or Ali.  We speak slowly and clearly.  Translation can be organised.  We have 6 places in 2018. Penrith is a vibrant town, half-way between [...]

20 February 2018|

City of Sanctuary Bolton

A hosting initiative is being set up by the Bolton ‘City of Sanctuary’ group which is part of the national City of Sanctuary network, working to build a culture of welcome across every sphere of society. Contact: James Walton Phone: 01204 263023 Email: [email protected] Website: http://bolton.cityofsanctuary.org/ Social Media:  Twitter and Facebook

13 December 2016|

Warm Hut

Warm Hut is a Salford-based refugee community organisation. Our mission is that African people gain a better insight into their experiences of living abroad, have a positive attitude towards life in the UK, maximise their well-being, feel empowered and enabled to contribute to the host country. Contact: Elizabeth Tangata Email:  [email protected] Phone: 0161 278 2758  

16 August 2016|

Asylum Link

Asylum Link is an organisation dedicated to assisting Asylum Seekers and Refugees and to raising public awareness around Refugee issues, and runs a drop-in centre for all asylum seekers and refugees. Asylum Link provides friendship, help and advice and encourages the participation of asylum seekers and refugees in the service. Contact: Jannatul Chowdhury, Destitution Manager Office: 0151 709 7373 Email: [email protected] Website: www.asylumlink.org.uk 

26 April 2016|

Boaz Trust

The Boaz Trust is a Manchester based charity committed to ending destitution amongst refugees and asylum seekers who have become homeless through the asylum process. We provide accommodation alongside practical and pastoral support in the Greater Manchester area. Contact: Ros Holland Office: 0161 202 1056 Email:  [email protected] Website: www.boaztrust.org.uk

28 April 2016|

Green Pastures

Green Pastures releases the church to house the homeless.  Through our Christian partners we house & support over 500 formerly homeless people across the UK. Contact: Vicki Woodley Phone: 07782 173305 Office: 01704 501690 ext. 207 Email: [email protected] Website: www.greenpastures.net

28 April 2016|
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