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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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

The Children’s Society

The Children’s Society is a national charity that runs local projects to support children and young people who are at risk of exploitation or harm, and have been let down by the systems meant to protect them. We work with children and families with a range of migrant statuses including refugees, unaccompanied and other separated migrant children, and destitute or homeless migrant families, as well as children who have been or are at risk of trafficking, exploitation and abuse. Our refugee and migrant frontline services provide advocacy and advice for children and families across London, Manchester, Birmingham, Coventry, Leeds and Newcastle. We provide advocacy and advice to support young people and families to [...]

16 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|

Your Homes Newcastle

Your Homes Newcastle manages homes on behalf of Newcastle City Council. We have a team of Advice and Support Workers who work in the 'Refugee Move on Team' that provides support to newly recognised refugees. This support involves finding accommodation, help with benefits, help to settle into the community. We are also the support provider for the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme and the Afghan Interpreters scheme. Contact: Mohitor Rahman Email: [email protected] Phone: 01912771144 Website: www.yhn.org.uk Social media: Twitter and Facebook

27 March 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|

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|
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