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Refugee, Asylum and Migration
The Coronavirus pandemic is worsening circumstances for the world's refugee population as well as internally displaced people.
Travel bans, closed borders and living conditions in camps all amplify the risks to migrants, and lead even more uncertainties with regards to visas and support services that can be accessed.
In this section, we signpost you to organisations working on migration, refugee and asylum services in the UK that provide emergency services, legal guidance and employability support.
CIAC is a free information, advice and support to Chinese people who are disadvantaged and living in the UK. They offer support on navigating immigration, home and housing help, legal assistance and more.
International Community Organisation of Sunderland support ethnic minorities (racialised people) in the North East.
They offer a wide range of support, information and advice - from employability to welfare rights.
Article 39 is a small, independent charity which fights for the rights of children living in state and privately-run institutions (children’s homes, boarding and residential schools, mental health inpatient units, prisons and immigration detention) in England. They campaign, offer legal support, run groups for young people and advocate in policy.
Together with Migrant Children works with children, young people and families who are migrants, refugees or asylum seekers. They work nationwide, with the majority of their work is in London and the South East. They are a small team of social workers, youth workers and other family practitioners.
Bryson Intercultural is an organisation that seeks to empower Ethnic Minority (racialised) communities and their families throughout Northern Ireland.
They support and work with a wide range of communities such as the indigenous Irish Travellers, refugees and asylum seekers by promoting and supporting racial and ethnic integration.
WTRRP offers support to refugees, asylum seekers and non-European migrants with no recourse to public funds in West Hertfordshire. Their 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.
The Multi-Cultural Family Base Scotland works with families from minority (racialised) communities and new migrants who are experiencing difficulties.
They offer a range of services including practical housing support or around financial problems. They also provide support on dealing with discrimination.
Brigstowe in Bristol offer specialist, confidential and free support, advice and information to anyone living with or affected by HIV.
They run a specialist service for migrants and asylum seekers, as well as a specialist service for those living with Type 2 Diabetes.
Women Connect First was established to empower Black and Minority Ethnic (racialised) women in Cardiff and South East Wales by offering a range of services and training.
They run after school clubs, health groups, English classes, an older women's group and more.
The Jyoti Service is a specialist service for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (racialised) women and girls.
They offer a culturally sensitive approach to dealing with issues around rape and sexual violence, in a range of languages and interpretation. Call their helpline on 01274 308 270.
Based in Manchester, the African Rainbow Family (ARF) is a non-for-profit charitable organisation that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender intersexual and queer (LGBTIQ) people of African heritage and the wider Black Asian Minority Ethnic (racialised) groups.
Boaz Trust in Manchester provide shared accommodation and specialist 1:1 support for people who have become homeless after claiming asylum.
They host recreational and vocational activities, and help with essentials such as a small food allowance and clothes donation.
Cambridge Immigration Legal Centre provides advocacy and representation to the UK immigration authorities as well as information and advice on all aspects of UK immigration, nationality and asylum law.
Devon & Cornwall Refugee Support is a refugee support center that provide specialist, impartial advice to asylum seekers in Devon and Cornwall. They work closely with health services, solicitors, local charities and partner organisations to provide a comprehensive package of support for their service users.
Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to access welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.
They have a benefits calculator and tailored advice for young people, older people, migrants, disabled people, people in the criminal justice system and other groups.
Kiran Support Services is an Asian women organisation based in Walthamstow. They offer support for people seeking refugee, immigration advice, help for women in abusive relationships and more.
They also provide safe, temporary accommodation to Asian women and their children.
JET, based in Newcastle, provide support and free ESOL classes for people from ethnic (racialised) backgrounds, refugees and asylum seekers.
They also help searching for work, suitable training and work experience, as well as integrating into society and local communities.
Hackney CVS is an umbrella body committed to making Hackney a fairer place. They believe everyone should have the best start in life and the best opportunities to succeed regardless of their background, race, social class, gender, sexuality or disability. They offer advice and training to local community groups, allowing them to influence how the public sector works.
Young Roots provide one to one casework support to young asylum seekers and refugees between the ages of 11-25 in Croydon and Brent. They help them to access services, accommodation and support.
YMCA North Down is a faith-based volunteer organisation that seeks to support the local community, including young people and families, across North Downs. They work with all groups, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, religion, culture, or race.
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.
Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support provides advice, support, education, IT facilities and a friendly communal space for asylum seekers in the region.They also offer emergency food support and a clothing store.
Shire Advice Service offer advice, information and advocacy covering welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment rights, consumer issues, family issues and more. They are fully accessible and based in North Bristol.
Hayaat Women Trust run drop-in sessions, offering advice and information to access local health, fitness, arts and education facilities. Their support also includes safe spaces for disabled people and a BME (racialised) women's mental health project.
They hold regular consultations with service users in Cardiff.
Khidmat Centres in Bradford address inherent inequalities in services for the most vulnerable members of the community from minority ethnic (racialised) backgrounds.
Support includes older people services, education classes, health and wellbeing, welfare benefits advice, a women's group, learning disability groups, carers groups, Muslim Women in Prison Projects and more.
NESTAC work to empower the disadvantaged population within the Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, particularly refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants from the new emerging communities in Greater Manchester.
They promote social integration, equality, diversity and human rights, with support for women and young girls who are gender-based violence survivors.
BRASS provides support for asylum seekers and refugees (people seeking refuge and asylum) in Bolton.
They offer advice, support and information to access public services, English classes, workshops on UK life, opportunities to develop skills, and various well-being activities.
The Bridge Plus+ is a Norfolk based Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (racialised) organisation.
They offer information on a wide range of issues, from ESOL to healthcare services, advice on benefits, legal immigration support and more.
Voices in Exile works with refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants with no recourse to public funds in East and West Sussex and Surrey. They offer practical and legal support including generalist advice and specialist immigration casework for those who would otherwise be unable to access justice.
Bloody Good Period are partnered with 100+ community partners across England and Wales including food banks, asylum seeker drop-in centres, refuges and homeless shelters.
They have a supply of period products in storage and off them to anyone who needs them.
KMEWO is an organisation that works with women from Kurdish, Middle Eastern and North African backgrounds, supporting those fleeing civil war and gender based violence through one-to-one support, bilingual counselling and confidence building, education, training and volunteer opportunities.
A grassroots organisation working at the intersections of oppression, health, healing and liberation practice, that supports People of Colour (racialised people) by delivering workshops, skill shares and trainings to share knowledge and build alternative health provision/ community-led health, rooted in the needs of those marginalised.
SOAS Detainee Support attempts to break the isolation of immigration detention, and supports people to take control of their cases and resist their imprisonment and deportation. They visit people held in Immigration Removal Centres and London prisons under immigration powers.
Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL) supports asylum seekers, migrants and refugees in south east London.
Their services include advice in welfare benefits, housing, education, employment, health and immigration. They also run a foodbank.
The Chinese Welfare Association in Northern Ireland is a community support group. They support Chinese communities through community development, youth and children work, education, welfare rights, race relations and training and interpreting.
Scottish Detainee Visitors supports people detained by the immigration service in Scotland. They offer non-judgmental social, emotional and practical support to people in Dungavel.
The charity also advocates for change and influences the punitive policies around detention.
The Cornwall Refugee Resettlement Network is a committed group who are passionate about Cornwall being a place of welcome, refuge and sanctuary.
They offer practical support such as sponsorship, workshops, providing resources, campaigning and running conferences to communicate with the local community.
Carefree works with young people aged 11-25 who are in and leaving care across Cornwall. They engage in positive social education activities, events and projects, as well as a personal advisor service for about half of Cornwall's care leavers.
They also support separated children seeking asylum.
The African Community Centre is operated b the African/African community in partnership with Indigenous Welsh people throughout Wales.
They have a wide range of services, including English classes, young people’s projects, group activities and an Asylum Seekers Community Transport scheme.
Practical and Social Support for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (people seeking refuge and asylum), Meeting Point Leeds provides English classes, a women's group and weekly drop-in sessions with hot meals and food aid.
Mustard Tree Manchester supports people experiencing poverty and homelessness.
They help people secure better accommodation and economic wellbeing, while providing practical support, friendship, connections into work and improvements to health and wellbeing.
Accessible to speakers of nine different languages, Cheetham Hill Advice Centre is an independent neighbourhood service in Manchester.
They can advise on welfare benefits, money and debt, housing/homelessness, employment, access to adult immigration/nationality issues and more.
GYROS is a charity that supports migrants and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in East Anglia, UK.
They provide free information, advice, guidance and advocacy on a range of subjects, including immigration, housing, Universal Credit, debt, EUSS, rights in the UK and more
Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership offer practical and emotional support to asylum seekers and refugees in West Hertfordshire.
The Sharan Project aims to empower, educate and inspire vulnerable women, particularly of South Asian origin.
They offer free impartial, confidential and culturally sensitive support, advice and information including around employment, education, financial, and legal.
The Angelou Centre is a Black-led women’s centre based in Newcastle.
They offer a range of holistic services for Black and minoritised (racialised) women experiencing violence or marginalisation.
As well as frontline support and refuge provision they also work at strategic and national levels ensuring the voices of women are represented and heard.
A project providing young Africans with reliable information and training on migration issues and social media to make informed decisions and be aware of safer migration options to Europe.
North East Solidarity and Teaching (N.E.S.T) is a student-led volunteer project designed to educate, empower and integrate the forced migration community in the North East of England.
N.E.S.T supports people seeking refgue and asylum with one-to-one English teaching, English classes, sports, creative arts, trips and more.
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. They address both causes and consequences of extreme poverty, homelessness and isolation.
Glenshane Community Development Limited provides low-cost workspace, educational and training courses, advice service, migrant support, room hire, luncheon club for the elderly, and a drop-in facility.
Luton's specialist legal advice charity specialising in Community Care, Housing, Immigration and Asylum
BRSG (Bude Refugee Support Group) arrange Community Sponsorship, support refugees to rebuild their lives and resettle through English teaching, training and employment support, childminding, driving theory and much more.
BCHA are a major provider of a diverse range of housing, support and learning services for socially excluded people.
They currently deliver services across the South West and South of England, including support on housing, employment and more.
Unique Minds BAME Men's Support Group meet weekly as part of the Leeds Survivor-led Counsel Service.
Call 0113 260 9328 or email Patrick at email@example.com for more information.
Part of the Leeds Crisi-led Survivors Service, Sisterhood BAME Women’s group runs on Monday every week between 1:30pm – 4:30pm at the Reginald Terrace. Alternate weeks run remotely over Zoom.
Support and Action for Women Network promote education, community space, immigration advice, FGM awareness and engagement for Black African and BME (racialised) women in Greater Manchester.
Wai Yin Society provides support for Chinese women and their families and other communities in need in the North West of England.
They have a range of employment, education and community services for Chinese men and women and for other ethnic minority groups, including Somali, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Indian and many European nationalities.
English+ are a Christian charity supporting new communities in Norwich to learn English, form friendships and making the city home.
They welcome anyone who finds themselves isolated by lack of English language including refugees and asylum seekers; beginners and advanced; young and old; all faiths and none.
Free Movement provides updates, commentary, training and advice on immigration and asylum law. They offer consultations, tutorials and topical newsletters.
The Halo Project in Middlesborough supports victims of honour-based violence, forced marriages and FGM by providing appropriate advice and guidance to Black and minoritised (racialised) women. Call their helpline on 01642 683 045.
A friendly, safe meeting place offering practical assistance to all asylum seekers and refugees in Croydon. They offer refreshments, information, essentials, language classes and more.
Migrants Organise is an award winning, grassroots platform where migrants, refugees connect, build common ground, organise for dignity and justice for all.
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.
Inter-Ethnic Forum aims to help Ethnic Minorities (racialised people) in the Mid & East Antrim Borough Council area.
The can assist with the process of integration, help with form filling, finding out more about benefits, dealing with racial discrimination and more.
BRASS supports refugees and asylum seekers in Bedfordshire, UK. They provide advice on a range of issues, English language tuition, and social activities
Pentreath run a Community Development Worker service for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (racialised) mental health needs in Cornwall.
They provide support to BAME (racialised) people including migrant workers and Gypsies and Travellers, who are struggling with their mental health.
RMC have a team of qualified and experienced caseworkers that offer a wide range of support to clients who include asylum seekers, refugees, EU migrants, undocumented people and those with uncertain immigration status. Service provides casework, advice and guidance on immigration.
Staying Put are a Bradford-based charity supporting women, men and children who are survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Their helpline is on 0808 2800 999.
Path provides free ESOL courses, and run The Hive Online, a safe space for migrants to practice English conversations while learning about the British culture, local services, opportunities, and share their cultural identities and stories.
Wirral Multicultural Organisation supports members of the local BME (racialised) community by providing language support, advocacy, social support and activities, assistance to access primary care services and more.
With the aim of eliminating violence against women in BME (racialised) communities and a strong focus on cultural sensitivity, Olive Pathway raises community awareness and offers aid through the advocacy, legal aid, interpreting, early intervention and crisis support and outreach.
They have a helpline on 0756 269 8039.
Access East Anglia exists to help migrants settle into their local communities. They work in partnership with stakeholders to promote community cohesion, to offer multi-lingual advice services and to provide practical support to overcome language barriers for their clients.
Migrant Help is a charity supporting asylum seekers, refugees (people seeking asylum and refuge) and victims of human trafficking and modern slavery. They offer support, resettlement assistance and interpreting.
Call their free asylum helpline on 0808 8010 503.
Humraaz Support Services in Blackburn provides confidential specialist support to Black and Minority Ethnic (racialised) women who are experiencing domestic abuse and all forms of harmful traditional practices.
As well as a refuge, they also offer advocacy, support and peer support for professional women.
ACSONI is a community-based organisation who provide support and representation to people from the African and Caribbean diaspora communities in Northern Ireland.
They work collaboratively to preserve, promote and platform the cultural heritage of those from the Afro-Caribbean diaspora through various drop-in support services and comprehensive programmes.
Aapna in Middlesborough offers services including care, counselling, dementia and advocacy support for people from ethnic minority (racialised) backgrounds.
ELS is a not-for-profit organisation that provides interpretation and translation services in the North East and beyond.
They offer language support for non-English speakers 24 hours a day 365 days a year, through sign and face to face interpretations, telephone interpreting and translation of any document into any language and format.
The Scottish Refugee Council is dedicated to supporting people that are in need of refuge and protection.
Through their direct services, they provide practical support, advice and a listening ear to help people rebuild their lives in a sustainable and meaningful way.
Harbour works with families and individuals in the North East who are affected by abuse from a partner, former partner or other family member.
They also offer security measures and help with housing for refugees.
Khaas, based in the South West, provides service to BAME (racialised) children with disabilities and additional needs and their carers and families.
RSVP believes that everyone deserves a life free from sexual violence and abuse. They offer empathic services to support and inspire children and adults of all genders who have been subjected to sexual violence and abuse.
With their Refugee Project in Leeds and Destitution Project in Bradford, Abigail House is a West-Yorkshire based charity dedicated to providing support and homes to destitute refugees and asylum seekers (people seeking refuge and asylum).
Levelling the Playing Field uses the power of sport to engage and improve health and life outcomes for ethnically diverse (racialised) children who are at risk of entering, or already involved with, the criminal justice system (CJS).
LTPF operates in London, West Midlands, South Yorkshire and Gwent.
Providing support for Merseyside refugee communities and local support organisations working with refugees and asylum seekers (people seeking asylum and refuge).
Safety4Sisters works to support migrant women across the North West who have experienced gender-based violence and who have no recourse to public funds or state benefits.
New Routes supporting refugees, asylum seekers and isolated migrants, and promote cross-cultural integration and community awareness in Norwich.
They work with individuals and families from over 80 countries, speaking 60+ different languages, delivering different activities for women, adults, families, and young people.
The Refugee Council works directly with thousands of refugees (people seeking refuge) each year. They support them from the moment they arrive in the UK with crisis advice, practical support and mental health counselling.
Apna Haq is a survivor-led organisation supporting Black and minority women and girls (racialised) in Rotherham to escape violent situations.
They welcome women from from any religion or no religion, and of any sexuality, including women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTQIA+).
Action Foundation is an award-winning charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Through a free English language school, supported housing projects and InterAction Drop-in, they support refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants to integrate successfully into the community and lead more independent and resilient lives.
JCWI work toward a vision of a better Britain by challenging unjust laws and practices, fighting against the politics of hate and fear, supporting vulnerable individuals & families with reliable, high-quality legal advice
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. They also work in Wales.
Voices in Exile supports refugees, asylum seekers and those with no recourse to public funds. Advice covers NRPF, food & fuel poverty, asylum support, housing & homelessness, immigration support (people seeking asylum).
Open Door North East provide support and integration for asylum seekers and refugees (people seeking refuge and asylum).
Their services include ESOL lessons, refugee housing support and a women's group
Refugee Women of Bristol (RWoB) is the only multi-ethnic, multi-faith organisation which specifically targets the needs of refugee women in Bristol, and are directly governed by women of the refugee and asylum-seeking community.
The offer everything from drop-in services, to a lunch club and befriending group.
The Race Equality Centre provides support and advice to individuals, groups and organisations from racialised minority backgrounds, which is designed to enhance their ability to proactively participate in political, social and economic activities.
AJAR is a network of people in Leeds, often from faith communities, supporting people currently in detention who have a valid case for applying for bail.
They support asylum seekers who've been detained beyond reason, are struggling with support and would live in the area if released.
HEMCC aims to advance the education and training of members of ethnic minorities (racialised people) within Hull.
They support people to find a community and provide English Language classes in both ESOL and IELTS.
A women-only charity set up to support women asylum seekers, refugees (people seeking asylum and refuge) and survivors of trafficking.
They run weekly drop-ins offering a range of emotional and practical support and activities. They also accompany women to appointments, offer mental health support groups and 1:1 support.
WomenMATTA is a women's centre in Manchester that provides intense, holistic support to women affected by the criminal justice system and to those at risk.
It is a 'one-stop-shop' offering group work, one-to-one and counselling around domestic and sexual violence, mental health, substance and alcohol addiction, debt or money issues and more.
Norwich International Youth Project supports young people aged 11-25 in Norfolk who are seeking asylum, have refugee status or are otherwise displaced from their country of origin.
They run a youth group, English class, organise trips, projects and other activities.
Refugee Action is a UK-wide charity supporting refugees and people seeking asylum since 1981.
They support refugees (people seeking refuge) to access housing and support, provide training to organisations and run campaigns.
Hemat Gryffe provides a range of services including outreach support, culturally sensitive counselling, and support on immigration, domestic abuse, forced marriage or honour based abuse matters. Their support covers women, children and young people in Glasgow. Alongside this, their website is available in English, Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu.
Call their helpline on 0141 353 0859.
Support for refugees, asylum seekers (people seeking asylum and refuge) and other migrants in need through the provision of free advice on immigration, welfare and health.
Doctors of the World's vision is a world where everyone can see a doctor when they need to. They provide free healthcare, advice and practical support to people who struggle to access NHS services, while working to tackle the barriers to healthcare they face. They believe everyone has the right to healthcare, regardless of their immigration or housing status.
MindWise seeks to raise awareness, challenge the stigma, and campaign for changes to be made within the mental health sector.
They have an array of services, offering advice, training, counselling and signposting to other organisations like housing support.
A discrete offshoot of Brighton Migrant Solidarity. They 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. They take referrals directly from organisations such as Brighton Voices in Exile. In addition to accommodation, they also provide financial, practical and emotional support to locally based migrants.
MAP Middlesbrough offers practical support and social opportunities to those seeking asylum in Middlesbrough, and to refugees.
Their support includes a meet and chat group, donated household goods, a football club, keep fit classes, wellbeing activities and more.
The Chinese Community Wellbeing Society exists to support the health and social care needs of the Chinese speaking community across the South West of England.
They provide assistance, advice, representation and services, as well as facilities for recreation and leisure time.
Al-Hurraya Nottingham was founded in response to an emerging need of a service which works directly with minority communities. They offer "culturally-wise" counselling, community building, addiction support, family support, education and prevention, early intervention and women's groups.
ASSIST Sheffield works with people who are seeking sanctuary and who have been refused asylum.
They provide accommodation, information and other support to people in Sheffield and the surrounding area.
HANA promotes the wellbeing of Black minority (racialised people) and migrant communities throughout Hull and Humber.
They advocate for BAME and migrant communities, alongside providing community support like a food bank, breakfast club and more.
Wirral Change is a Black and Racial Minorities (racialised) outreach service offering information, advice and guidance on jobs, education, training, self-employment, health and wellbeing.
They also signpost to other services for racial minority people on the Wirral.
MaCO is a community-led group which has been set up to support Congolese asylum seekers and refugees in Manchester.
They offer free and confidential advice, assistance, representation, advocacy, translating and interpreting services. This includes support around welfare, health, social education (culture), academic development, employment, finance management and life in the UK.
IRMO is a community-led organisation that provides Latin Americans with tools and information in an empowering process to build fulfilled, independent and integrated lives in the UK using a rights-based approach.
Their work spans education, training, employment, advice, case-work and immigration and wellbeing support.
Refugee Education UK support young refugees to build positive futures by thriving in education.
Rights of Women work in a number of ways to help women through the law, providing legal advice and information on family law, criminal law, immigration and asylum law, and sexual harassment at work.
The Inclusive Mosque Initiative is dedicated to creating safe and inclusive places of worship and spiritual practice, to the promotion of inclusive Islamic principles, and to centring and uplifting the voices and experiences of marginalised people within communities, including sexuality, gender, class and disability. They have a range of resources and events.
NACCOM represents a network of organisations seeking to prevent destitution amongst migrants with no recourse to public funds. Member organisations provide accommodation and support to asylum seekers, refugees and other vulnerable migrants, and NACCOM provide resources and support for our members.
Midaye Somali Development Network was originally the Somali Mothers and Under Fives group, to serve mothers with young children. The Midaye Somali Development Network advocates on behalf of the community across a broad spectrum of needs.
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.
Justice First provides legal aid to people living in the Tees Valley area who are seeking asylum in the UK and who have initially been refused leave to stay here.
They also offer community activities and volunteer befrienders.
Mind Bristol is a mental health resource for people in Bristol and surrounding areas providing support helplines, virtual drop-ins, offer advocacy services, refugee support and more.
Zola is a specialist BAME refuge run by Juno Women's Aid. There are specialist staff members who can support women’s language and cultural needs. They speak Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and English. They support women with issues such as safety, housing, benefits, immigration, finances, children and health.
In response to the doctor shortage in our NHS, this scheme looks to help refugee doctors regain employment in the UK.
They also offer family support and housing, as well as retraining and refreshment courses to build confidence and secure jobs.
Leeds Black Elders Association, a neighbourhood network scheme, provides specialised provision for Black elders.
Their website is accessible to speakers of eleven different languages. They offer services from meals on wheels, a health and wellbeing club, home security, a drop-in service, housing support and activity club.
Asylum Link Merseyside is based in St Anne's Church in Liverpool and supports asylum seekers (people seeking asylum) in casework, destitution support, ESOL, and housing aid.
Maternity Action support the health and wellbeing of pregnant women, partners and young children – from conception through to the child’s early years.
They offer free advice on work, benefits and NHS maternity care, as well as specialist services for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
The Bournemouth Interpreters' Group have a local interpreter register for public sector and voluntary organisations in the area.
They offer translation services into and from English, while providing advice on approaching such translations and on many other community language issues.
The Migrant Children's Project offers free initial legal advice on all issues affecting migrant, asylum-seeking and refugee children, young people and families including.
London Friend's offers counselling, support and community services delivered by a team of over 100 trained LGBT volunteers. They cover mental health, sexual health, social support, drugs and alcohol as well as a specific support system for refugees and asylum seekers (people seeking refuge or asylum).
Working On Our Power Is A Transformative Leadership Programme For Trans*, Non-Binary And Cis Women Of Colour. They run facilitated workshops, workbooks, meditations and yoga, healing spaces and more. There is a range of accessibility support such as bursaries, child care assistance, language translations, closed captions and more.
Haringey Migrant Support Centre provides a weekly drop-in service for migrants. The drop-in offers free immigration advice from legal professionals, and advice and signposting services on welfare and health issues.
Refugee Women empower refugee and asylum-seeking women to speak out, become leaders and advocate for change. Through English lessons, drama and other activities they support women to build their confidence and skills.
Asylum Welcome welcomes asylum seekers, refugees and detainees who have fled persecution and danger in their own countries and seek refuge in Oxford and Oxfordshire.
DAR is a voluntary organisation helping refugees assimilate into UK society after being granted asylum.
They have many partners in the North East and are able to help with legal aid, food banks, language classes, transportation and local knowledge to legal aid and form-filling for doctor and dentist registration.
Aid Box Community provides support, supplies and sanctuary to refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol.
They provide support including a free shop, social groups, community trips and more.
Nottingham Arimathea Trust is a small housing charity with a clear mission to support destitute asylum seekers (people seeking asylum), newly recognised refugees and modern slavery/trafficking victims. They have 20 properties housing around 70 residents.
Open Doors Hull in Hull provide a range of activities and resources for asylum seekers, refugee and migrant workers (people seeking refuge and asylum).
Their weekly drop-in service includes food, small cash support, clothes, classes, immigration/benefit advice and worker support.
Dosti Leeds is a place where Asian women can meet and form friendships. The service offers individual and group support with staff speaking various Asian languages and with expertise in mental health.
They also offer culturally appropriate activities including 1:1 support, IT and ESOL classes and counselling.
Sahir House has been offering HIV support, prevention, information and training across Merseyside since 1985.
Sahir House increases HIV and sexual health knowledge, reduces stigma and campaigns for the rights for those living with HIV and related intersectionalities (gender, sexuality, asylum status).
MIN brings refugee, migrant and local communities together through, art, social, cultural and educational groups and projects, offering people a chance to learn new skills, meet new people, share experiences and take part in worthwhile activities to improve their lives and the life of their communities.
PDREC provides advocacy, advice, information and support services for BME (racialised) people and others who have been victims/witnesses of racial/religious hate crime incidents, abuse, discrimination or prejudice in Devon.
Issues addressed include domestic violence, safeguarding, housing, health, isolation, unemployment, poverty and destitution, identity and education.
Asylum Aid provides legal representation to people seeking asylum, including children, survivors of trafficking and stateless people.
Positive East has been on the forefront of HIV service and care for nearly three decades in East London. They support people from the point of HIV diagnosis to longer term care. They have a range of free counselling, support groups, testing as well as groups for women who are refugees or asylum seekers (people seeking refuge or asylum).
Toynbee Hall work to tackle the causes and impacts of poverty in East London. They provide: Legal advice, debt advice, work advice, youth projects, learning programmes and create research and policy reports
Glass Door Homeless Charity coordinates the UK's largest open-access network of emergency winter shelters and support services for people affected by homelessness.
Refugees at Home is a UK charity which connects those with a spare room in their home to refugees and asylum seekers in need of somewhere to stay.
Open Door is a drop-in service for refugees and asylum seekers at the East Oxford Community Centre. They offer advice, information, support, recreational activities and a free lunch. They provide a welcoming environment for people to meet, make connections, chat to volunteers and friends, gain training and participate in the preparation of a hot lunch (with halal and vegetarian options).
Friends of Drop-In Sunderland provides a safe and friendly environment for asylum seekers and refugees.
They offer services including drop-in support, internet access, a women's group, a bike project which repairs and gives bikes to people seeking asylum and more.
Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services can help you in a variety of ways; from practical and emotional support to legal advice. everything will be guided by you and only with your consent. This service is completely free and confidential.
An East Midlands based facebook group for womxn who collect, fundraise to supply quality bras, new knickers, sanitary products and dignity packs for women and girls fleeing war and violence.
DASH hosts drop-in days providing hot meals, a safe social space, casework and referrals (not legal aid).
They also liaise with housing providers, help with form-filling for health and education institutions, offer a food bank and advice on settling in to life in the UK.
Solace offer mental health and wellbeing support for refugees and asylum seekers (people seeking refuge and asylum).
They provide psychotherapy support across Yorkshire and the Humber regions.
Manuel Bravo is a Leeds-based organisation providing free legal advice and assistance to asylum seekers and refugees who have been unable to receive legal aid.
Hub Cymru Africa is a partnership supporting the Wales Africa Community, bringing together the work of the Wales for Africa Health Links Network, the Sub Saharan Advisory Panel and Fair Trade Wales. They offer advice, mentoring, training and resources on their website.
Hikmat Devon is a user-led co-operative working with members of Black and Minority Ethnic (racialised) communities across Devon. They run activity and interest groups, 1 to 1 mentoring, training, signposting, counselling and person centred goal planning.
They speak a range of languages.
Amera International have a comprehensive pro bono directory of organisations supporting refugees and asylum seekers (people seeing refuge and asylum) in the UK.
The website provides resources for legal assistance providers and refugees themselves.
An UK platform connecting Muslims who can give Zakat with those who should be receiving it locally. You can access their website to find out more or to apply for Zakat.
They offer support through four funds - Hardship Relief Fund, Housing Fund, Work Fund, and Education Fund.
Strabane Ethnic Community Association aim to identify and respond to the needs of Minority Ethnic (racialised) communities.
They also seek to raise awareness and understanding within the local community as Northern Ireland become more diverse.
Community sporting initiative welcoming members of ethnic minorities (racialised people) in order to bring communities together.
They run competitions, with money going to organisations like One Ummah, an Islamic charity working with people affected by the Syrian conflict.
Volunteer group campaigning against racism, the hostile environment, detention and deportations.
Slough Refugee Support – SRS – is a registered charity focused exclusively on the needs of refugees and asylum seekers. SRS has built up a deep stock of experience of working with refugees and helping them with the many obstacles they face in their efforts to settle, contribute and thrive in the UK.
St Rollox Community Outreach offers a range of support and services to local residents, asylum Seekers, and refugees in North Glasgow.
The organisation has a drop-in café available which is available for anyone to come in and have a coffee and meet friends.
SARI provide free and confidential support for anyone who is a victim of hate crime across Avon and Somerset. Whether that’s based on race, faith, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or sex.
They have online resources, out of hour emergency, casework support and more.
DPIA works with asylum seekers (people seeking asylum) and refugees throughout Wales to become more confident, more integrated and self-sufficient. They have a range of projects, including advocacy and projects specifically for children and young people.
BEACON hosts a range of support for asylum seekers and refugees (people seeking refuge and asylum).
This includes McKenzie friends, who provide mentoring and legal assistance, hosting support and their weekly drop-in ESOL session, CHAT.
Created in mind for ethnic minority (racialised) communities in Leeds to have an outlet to grieve and receive support after the passing of a loved one, in particular babies and miscarriages.
Hope offers multi-lingual counselling services, workshops, counselling and coaching among other things.
MICAH Liverpool is a social justice charity - set up by Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King and St Bride’s Church - aim to support Liverpool residents experiencing social injustice and poverty.
They run projects to combat unemployment and deliver emergency food aid and affordable food.
Leicester Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Centre is a voluntary organisation established to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and young people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
They run a range of groups for adults, young people, older people, asylum seekers and refugees, families and more.
GARAS support those seeking asylum in Gloucestershire, welcoming them when they arrive, advocating for them, supporting them if they face being sent back as well as helping them adjust to long term future.
Are you a refugee looking for support with finding a job? Breaking Barriers provides support to refugees (people seeking refuge) in London with finding a job, understanding the UK job market, employability skills and education.
Praxis is a charity for migrants and refugees (people seeking refuge). They have direct support services in London and training and campaigning nationally and internationally. Alongside this, they also provide help for people navigating the complexities of immigration law and safeguard their future. They run online and phone advice services.
CREST is a user-led charity working to promote racial equality, and social justice by improving the social and economic position of BME (racialised) communities.
From food parcels to grant support, they have an array of support available.
Martha House provides temporary accommodation for forced migrants who have become destitute. Food and accommodation are provided for our guests who have no recourse to public funds and are not allowed to work.We take referrals from agencies who work with migrants.
MCNI advocates for the rights of migrant workers in NI, tackles racism, aims to eliminate barriers against migrant workers and more.
They have three offices across NI, in Belfast, Lurgan and Derry~Londonderry and offer bilingual services, immigration advice, records and reports on hate crimes.
Safe Passage is a campaign that advocates for the safe passage and access to legal routes for child refugees throughout Europe.
They work with Refugee Welcome groups and individuals from Glasgow to Totness to ensure the UK continues to be a welcoming country to refugees.
Unity in the Community works to provide practical support and solidarity for people in need in our communities, especially asylum seekers.
As an organisation they offer many different services from English lessons, access to food banks, unity allotment community, bike workshops, LGBTQIA+ friendly.
Nilaari are a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (racialised) led charity with over 20 years experience delivering social care support, talking therapies and training to adults and young people.
Their services are available to all communities across Bristol.
Tai Pawb promotes equality and social justice in housing in Wales, for Black and Ethnic minority groups, disabled people, LGBTQ people, trans* people, diverse older and younger people. They believe that all people have the right to access good quality housing and homes in cohesive and safe communities.
Sharing Voices Bradford aims to reduce mental health and related inequalities through community development in partnership with Black Minority Ethnic (racialised) communities and service providers.
They offer counselling, dementia aid, community support and more services.
Black Health Initiative is a community engagement organisation working towards equality of access to health and social care within Leeds and the surrounding areas for disadvantaged communities.
They offer community initiatives, senior support groups and counselling.
Migrants Support are a voluntary organisation based in Manchester.
They provide art and craft workshops, integration, a Latin American Support Network, a cafe, a radio station, solidarity volunteering and a drop-in service.
Refugee Roots is a Christian charity that helps asylum seekers and refugees build relationships and navigate the complexities of building a new life in the UK.
They offer a warm welcome, support and friendship through a range of activities like virtual kitchen, art sessions and women's groups.
Sunrise Diversity are a dynamic grassroots community organisation in a remote rural area. They provide activities, services and events for individuals of diverse identities. They offer online activities, 1-2-1 support, LGBTQIA+ activities, as well diversity workshops. Their website features multilingual resources for adults and children.
Xenia brings migrant, refugee, asylum-seeking (people seeking asylum and refuge) and British women together to connect, share and learn together.
LGBT Health and Wellbeing works to improve the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland.
You can find their physical activity groups and other services and support for LGBTQIA+ people of all ages on their website.
Southall Black Sisters provides an advocacy service for women affected by gender based violence. They offer specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy, counselling and self-help support services in several community languages, especially South Asian languages. Whilst their focus is on the needs of black and minority women, we will not turn any woman away who needs emergency help.
Commonweal works with Praxis Community Projects to run a no recourse to public funds (NRPF) housing project in London.
The Rainbow Project is a health organisation that aims to improve the physical, mental, emotional health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ people in Northern Ireland.
Based in Belfast city centre Foyle, L’Derry, they offer a range of services from free sexual health checks to counselling.
Rooms for Refugees helps those who are seeking sanctuary to rebuild their lives. They connect those with a spare room in their home to refugees and asylum seekers in need of somewhere to stay.
Glasgow Women’s Library is the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements, with a lending library, archive collections and innovative programmes of public events and learning opportunities.
St Pauls Advice Centre offers specialist advice, information and casework services on welfare benefits, debt and money, employment, housing, immigration, discrimination and other community care issues.
They offer independent, impartial, confidential, non-judgemental and free advice.
The Welsh Refugee Council have been successfully empowering asylum seekers (people seeking asylum) and refugees to build new futures in Wales for almost 30 years. They offer support in a range of languages through advice, advocacy, casework, English classes, family support and more.
Since 1990, QED have been running projects in Bradford such as ESOL, men's groups and workshops to aid BME (racialised) communities in finding employment.
Manchester City of Sanctuary provides opportunities for integration into the community, as well as volunteering opportunities.
They aim to bring together refugees, asylum seekers (people seeking asylum and refuge) and local Mancunians for shared understanding, fun, friendship and wellbeing.
Heart & Parcel teaches ESOL to women from different backgrounds, working on communication skills by coming together to cook dishes from around the world, sharing recipes, stories, experiences and connections along the way.
Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum offer practical advice, information, support and friendship to people seeking asylum or refuge.
They have a community centre, offer advice and support (including for LGBTQIA+ communities) and run trainings. They also have different activities in their groups for women, youth and gardening.
Refugee Support Devon support refugees in the community, preserving and protecting wellbeing, providing relief, advocacy, educating the public, and offering training and skills development.
They have a drop-in service, tailored outreach support, refugee resettlement, immigration advice, a women's group, a community garden, events and more.
TERN supports refugee entrepreneurs in the creation and development of their businesses, providing services throughout three stages of entrepreneurial process: business exploration, business start-up and business growth.
Birmingham LGBT are passionate about creating and developing a thriving and vibrant LGBT community. They have a range range of support services including fitness activities and classes, counselling, sexual health services, refugee groups and other places signposted via their website.
NERS is an independent and charitable organisation which exists to meet the needs and promote the interests of asylum seekers and refugees who have arrived or have settled in the North of England.
They offer housing support, translation and interpretation, asylum applications, and integration services.
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.
Extern works alongside children, young people, and families. They support people experiencing or facing homelessness, those dealing with mental health issues, people experiencing problem drug and alcohol use and people living with problem gambling.
They also support refugees, the Traveller community and people living with an offending past.
Locally, in Dover, Samphire runs a community engagement project working with migrant and British communities to improve social cohesion, and better inclusion of migrants into Dover and surrounding areas of Kent.
The Refugee Survival Trust in Scotland provides refugees and people seeking asylum with practical support when it is most needed.
They offer housing support, a travel fund and bus passes for new or soon-to-be mothers in the Glasgow area who are seeking asylum.
Borderlands has been supporting refugees, asylum seekers and those with insecure immigration status in the wider Bristol area since 2011.
They help refugees, asylum seekers and those with insecure immigration from exclusion to belonging with mentoring services, drop-in support and more.
The Centre for African Entrepreneurship is a South-Wales based charity that aims to inspire, support and promote Ethnic Minority (racialised peoples) entrepreneurship.
They were created to tackle poverty, inequality, and the issues and challenges faced by migrants in the UK.
A community-run group, BAC Bradford African Community (BAC) supports refugees and asylum seekers to settle and integrate in Bradford.
Services also include a Women's Group, Homework Club, and ESOL classes.
Manchester Refugee Support Network is a grassroots organisation directly managed by refugee communities in Manchester.\
They provide practical support to those fleeing persecution, conflict, and various forms of injustice and abuse.
Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit offers free legal immigration advice, representation and support services to people seeking asylum, refugees, children and vulnerable adults. This includes a Women at Risk section.
Freedom from Torture provide specialist psychological therapy to help asylum seekers and refugees who have survived torture recover and rebuild their lives in the UK.
They also provide training for professionals working with torture survivors.
Julian House run a large number of projects and services across the South West for all communities including special services for refugees and travelling communities covering health, housing, education, domestic violence, addiction support and more.
The Ashiana Network offers a range of services including specialist counselling, advice and advocacy, and professional training. They support ethnic minority (racialised) women between the ages of 16 and 30 who are at risk of domestic violence and sexual violence.
Investing in People and Culture (IPC) is a registered charity that promotes the social and economic inclusion of people who are seeking asylum, refugees, and other new and emerging minority communities in the North East of England.
INQUEST is the only charity providing expertise on state related deaths and their investigation to bereaved people, lawyers, advice and support agencies, the media and parliamentarians. Their specialist casework includes deaths in police and prison custody, immigration detention, mental health settings and deaths involving multi-agency failings or where wider issues of state and corporate accountability are in question.
A team of professionals dedicated to support and promote the educational achievement of Black and Ethnic Minority (racialised) students.
They work with schools to support pupils who speak English as an additional language (EAL), and Traveller, fair and circus pupils, to access high-quality education.
Law Centre NI offer free, independent and specialist legal advice, casework and representation in the areas of social security, employment and immigration.
Their advisors provide free, confidential and specialist advice and legal support on social security, employment and immigration issues.
Aberdeen Solidarity with Refugees is an organisation that provides a coordinated platform for anyone in Aberdeen and North-East Scotland who wish to support refugees.
CWIN is a Scottish charity that supports asylum seekers, refugees, migrant workers and Black and Minority Ethnic (racialised) people to access resources that improve their standard of living.
They offer a wide range of services, from drop-ins to ESOL classes, community meals and workshops.
They provide a range of domestic abuse support services to women and children, including safe houses, children’s services, dedicated Black and Ethnic Minority (racialised) services, resettlement and outreach services, and a crisis response service.
Their freephone is on 0808 2000 247.
Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team was set up by a group of Ethnic Minority (racialised) young people in Swansea.
They aim to fill a gap in provision for young BME people aged 11-25 by providing a targeted, culturally sensitive and holistic support service to meet their needs.
WomenZone is a community centre in Bradford.
With ESOL classes, women's health groups, employment support and other services, they identify needs primarily of South Asian women for a women-only safe place.
LISG Manchester was set up in 2007 as successful anti-deportation campaign for a lesbian from Sierra Leone. As more lesbian asylum seekers began contacting the group, they have continued as a general support group for lesbian and bisexual asylum seekers and refugees.
Cornerstone in Manchester is a day centre providing services to prevent people becoming homeless, secure safe accommodation for those who are homeless, and the support that people need to make a new home.
They have free breakfast, hot showers, a range of activities, 1:1 support and advice, as well as access/signposting to other agencies.
Cambridge City of Sanctuary aim is to empower the Cambridge community to use its resources to support refugees.
Rainbow Migration provide practical and emotional support for LGBTQIA+ people seeking asylum to help improve their confidence and self-esteem and reduce isolation. They also offer specialist legal information and advice, and campaign to improve the treatment of people seeking asylum.
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