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.   Email: [email protected] Phone: 01904 646036 Website: www.idas.org.uk Social Media: Twitter and 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 Holden Office: 01332 498041 Email: [email protected] Website: https://welcomechurches.org/ Social media: Facebook / [...]

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|

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)

ASYLUM SEEKER CASEWORK SERVICES AT DP - The Destitution Project (DP) provides casework support for asylum seekers and refused asylum seekers who live in Bolton. All casework is via appointment and must be arranged by emailing [email protected] or calling our landline and leaving a message (01204 387221). Currently due to high casework loads we are not able to take on new clients until we have capacity due to current cases progressing. THE WEDNESDAY DROP-IN - The Destitution Project (DP) runs a weekly Drop-In Centre in the Wesley Suite at Victoria Hall (postcode: BL1 2AS) every Wednesday from 10am to 3pm. [...]

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|

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/

2 January 2020|

Home of Justice Network

Project RHAS (Refugee Housing, Advice and Support) is a project of Home of Justice Network providing specialized supported housing to new refuges in Manchester who become homeless following their positive asylum decision, alongside casework support, and help to access legal advice if required. Contact Name: Sofia Kalu Email: [email protected] Phone number: 0161 503 9161 Website: http://www.homeofjusticenetwork.org

20 June 2022|

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] Website: https://thegap.wales/ 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|
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