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RAY (Refugee Action York)

RAY's vision is for all refugees, asylum seekers and migrants to be welcomed and fully accepted into local and regional communities, where they can feel safe and empowered to rebuild their lives. RAY works with refugees, asylum seekers and migrants from within and around the City of York. We provide a safe meeting point where people can seek information and support, learn new skills and languages and form lasting friendships. Through providing this support we hope to empower individuals to assist them in rebuilding their lives. RAY works with refugees, asylum seekers and migrants from within and around the City [...]

7 August 2023|

Booth Centre

  The Booth Centre provides a warm welcome, an opportunity to belong, to gain a purpose and rebuild lives. Our programme includes activities such as volunteering, creative projects and sports, as well as training and help to gain employment. We also support people to improve health and wellbeing, to access emergency accommodation, and to secure and maintain a permanent home. The Centre is run in partnership with the people who attend and they apply their skills and experience to influence strategic change.   Contact: Alix Moreleigh Email: [email protected] Phone Number: 0161 835 2499 Website Social media: Facebook/ Twitter  

7 August 2023|

Refugee and Migrant Forum of Essex & London

RAMFEL is a charity that supports vulnerable migrants to access justice and that provides vital support in moments of individual crisis. We are a not for profit organisation, running a busy client facing service. We provide immigration advice (OISC level 3) and generalist advice in a range of areas to support our clients. This goes alongside destitution services and support to build a new life in the UK, with ESOL classes and referrals for support accessing work. Our wide range of experience, drawing on the daily insights from those we work with, as well as the expertise of our staff [...]

3 August 2023|

Oxfordshire Homeless Movement (OHM)

OHM is a partnership of the many organisations helping those who are homeless in Oxfordshire. We all work to ensure that "nobody should have to sleep rough on our streets." If you think of these organisations as a community, then think of us as the Community Centre! We bring greater visibility to all of the county’s work in this area, signposting volunteers, supporters and those experiencing homelessness to the actions and services they’re looking for. OHM's project work fills the critical gaps in services that others can’t, and always working in partnership means that we have the best team for [...]

3 August 2023|

Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers We welcome refugees into meaningful employment with advice, experience and education. We believe in the power of responsible business to change society for the better through our innovative partnerships. Contact: Carmen Chapell Elkin Email: [email protected] Website / Twitter / Facebook

25 November 2022|

Migrant Centre NI

Migrant Centre NI was established to protect the rights of migrant workers in Northern Ireland, tackle racism, eliminate barriers against migrant workers, advance education and raise public awareness about their rights. Contact: Kendall Bousquet Email: [email protected] Website | Twitter | Facebook 

10 October 2022|

West End Refugee Service (WERS)

  At WERS our mission is to achieve positive change for asylum seekers and refugees through our direct support services, by creating opportunities for people to engage and thrive in their local communities and through our work raising awareness, promoting good practice and challenging injustices in the system. We will become a platform for the voice of the people we support and will ensure their lived experience shapes the work we do. Contact: Jason Hussein Email: [email protected] Phone: 07425 801565 Website | Twitter  

19 August 2022|

Hope Into Action: Southampton

Hope into Action: Southampton is a project of City Life Church Southampton. It is a franchise, and part of the wider Hope Into Action UK network – a Christian housing project set up to help break the cycle of housing poverty. Website  

9 June 2022|

Signposts (Luton)

Signposts is here to help people who are homeless in Luton and Dunstable, Our aim is to help clients achieve their own maximum potential to live and develop in the community Email: [email protected] Website Social Media: Facebook| Twitter

13 May 2022|

IDAS

IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting anyone experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence. Our services include refuge accommodation, community based support, peer mentoring, group work and access to a free, confidential out of hours’ helpline. Our teams of accredited specialist workers (IDVA’s and ISVAs) support people through the criminal justice system in addition to providing emotional support and safety planning advice. Contact: Mel Milner Email: [email protected] Phone: 01423 530078 Website / Twitter / Facebook

12 November 2021|

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 Shepherd Office: 01332 498041 Email: [email protected] Website /Facebook / Twitter

23 September 2021|

National Zakat Foundation

We are a charity that provides financial grants to people in need.  This is done through the following funds - hardship relief, housing, work and education. Website: National Zakat Foundation - Zakat charity in the UK (nzf.org.uk) Social media: Facebook / Twitter

3 September 2021|

Safety4Sisters

If you are a woman experiencing abuse and you have no recourse to public funds then Safety4Sisters is able to talk to you about your options. You may think there is no way to leave if you are dependent on your partner’s immigration status, if you have no recourse to public funds or if you have no money. This is not the case, so please do get in touch. Contact: Vicky Marsh Phone: 07591359733 Email: [email protected] Website / Facebook

26 November 2020|

Helen Bamber Foundation

Helen Bamber: 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 Social media: Facebook / Twitter

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. Contact: Flora Davies Email:[email protected] Phone number:  07985 310679 Website

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)

A Drop-In Centre for asylum seekers and refugees has operated at the Victoria Hall since 2001. Casework support has also been provided over the years and initially was part of the Drop-in services. Since 2005 Casework now operates through the week as a separate service provided by DP. Phone: 07710 254531 Email: [email protected] Website

6 February 2020|

Crisis

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 [...]

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. Website / 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/

2 January 2020|
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