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Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. They have tailored advice for young people, older people, migrants, disabled people, people in the criminal justice system and many other groups.
Use their free and easy-to-use Benefits Calculator and Grants Search tools to check what benefits you might be able to claim and what grants you might be able to apply for.
Citizens Advice is a network of independent charities offering confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. They offer help specifically during the pandemic, as well as mental health support, wheelchair support, refugee and asylum seeker support, financial advice and more. They have a network of volunteers providing support. Get in touch here.
Crisis are the national charity for homeless people, providing vital support to help people rebuild their lives out of homelessness for good. If you’re homeless, Crisis can offer you expert help to find safe housing, an opportunity to gain new skills plus wellbeing and safety advice at their Skylight centres.
For nearly 50 years, St Mungo’s has been at the forefront of efforts to tackle homelessness. They have services in outreach, accommodation, health, recovery, employment and more. They also have two care homes for older people who have experienced homelessness.
No5 Barristers Chambers have written an in-depth guide on how to appeal results.
The Sharan Project aims to empower, educate and inspire vulnerable women, particularly of South Asian origin, who have been disowned and want to learn more about the support and choices that are available to them. They offer free impartial, confidential and culturally sensitive support, advice and information on key life skills including employment, education, financial, and legal.
The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) is the UK’s professional body for musicians and subject association for music. Access support via their website, as well as information on grants available.
The UK’s biggest and most established business support organisation for small businesses and the self-employed offers advice and resources including a dedicated COVID-19 support hub.
Free Movement provides updates, commentary, training and advice on immigration and asylum law. They offer consultations, tutorials and topical newsletters. This post by Free Movement gathers together various updates on changes to immigration law and practice caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Migrant Help is a charity supporting asylum seekers, refugees and victims of human trafficking and modern slavery. They offer support, resettlement assistance and interpreting. Their coronavirus page provides translated support.
Free asylum helpline: 0808 8010 503
The Refugee Council works directly with thousands of refugees each year. They support them from the moment they arrive in the UK with crisis advice, practical support & mental health counselling. They are continuing to support refugees during the spread of Covid-19 by adapting services for phone and online.
Refugee Action is a UK-wide charity supporting refugees and people seeking asylum since 1981. They support refugees to access housing and support, provide training to organisations and run campaigns. They also have a facts section on refugees.
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: Immigration, asylum and nationality law; Support and accommodation; Age assessment; Education, work and training; Health care
Asylum Aid is an independent, national charity who work to secure protection for people seeking refuge in the United Kingdom from persecution and human rights abuses abroad.
They provide free, accessible, high-quality legal services to asylum-seekers with a particular focus on the most vulnerable and excluded.
Access the comprehensive pro bono directory of organisations supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. The website provides resources for legal assistance providers and refugees themselves.
Are you a refugee looking for support with finding a job? Breaking Barriers provinces support to refugees in London with finding a job, understanding the UK job market, employability skills & education.
The charity for single parent families. They provide expert advice and practical support for single mums and dads in England and Wales.
Victim Support believes that all survivors of domestic abuse should be able to get the support they need to move on from the impact of crime. They don’t just help people who’ve recently experienced crime — they provide support to men and women, weeks, months and years afterwards.
Asian Women's Resource Centre is a voluntary sector grassroots organisation, based in Harlesden, provides services for women who are, or have been experiencing domestic abuse. Services include information for survivors of domestic abuse, support in securing safe housing, advocacy and interpreters, access to counselling and legal advice They also provide support in multiple languages, including Bengali, Guajarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, and Farsi.
CIAC is a free information, advice and support to disadvantaged Chinese people living in the United Kingdom. Among the services offered are support for navigating immigration, home and housing support, and legal assistance.
IMECE supports women from ethnic minority backgrounds, in particular supporting Turkish, Kurdish, and Cyproit Turkish women. They work with all those who self-identify as women. Services include counselling, advice and information, and training.
IKWRO’s mission is to protect Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are at risk of ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence.
They provide direct services for women and girls, including advocacy, training and counselling.
Jewish Women's Aid supports Jewish women and children affected by domestic abuse & sexual violence. They also have resources to help individuals support someone they suspect is going through domestic abuse. Their helpline is at 0808 801 0500
Kiran support services are Asian Women empowering Asian Women in Walthamstow for over 30 years. They offer refuges, immigration support, children's services, counselling, training, support with abusive relationships and family legal advice. Their phoneline is 020 8558 1986
A community based initiative supporting African and Caribbean heritage women and girls, Sistah Space bridges the gap in domestic abuse services for grassroots and all other African heritage women and girls. Their services include support for domestic, sexual, financial, and organisational abuse survivors, as well as mental health support, and support for those experiencing substance abuse.
The Angelou Centre is a black-led women’s centre based in Newcastle. They offer a range of holistic services for black and minoritised 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.
Apna Ghar provides services for women by women from ethnic minority communities in South Tyneside. These include courses e.g. ESOL, Conversation, Health & Social Care, Volunteering and activities e.g. lunch groups, advice sessions, leisure activities. Interpreting services are available for members and for statutory agencies.
Saheli gives Asian women in Manchester a chance to get away from violent domestic abuse situations by providing an environment which is safe, culturally familiar and which helps them come to decisions of their own about their next steps. Information and advice is available in multiple languages to help them to make positive decisions for themselves and their children. Helpline on: 0161 945 4187
Rochdale Women Welfare Association is committed to protecting the individual rights and dignity of all individuals within the community. They assist women from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds and their children who experience or are at risk of domestic violence through meetings and classes.
Humraaz Support Services in Blackburn provides confidential specialist support to Black and Minority Ethnic women who are experiencing Domestic Abuse and all forms of Harmful Traditional Practices. As well as a refuge, they also provide advocacy, support and peer support for professional women. Warning: website features images of women who have suffered from domestic violence.
Apna Haq is a survivor-led organisation supporting black and minority women and girls 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+).
Panahghar provides free dedicated multi lingual support, advice and advocacy and access to safe refuge for ethnic minority survivors and their families of domestic abuse, sexual abuse or gendered abuse in Coventry and Leicester. If English is not your first language, contact them on their 24hr helpline 0800 055 6519.
Roshni Birmingham is a leading provider supporting ethnic minority communities through their journey to safety, confidence and independence to live free from violence, abuse and fear. Their 24-hour helpline can be found at 0800 953 9666.
P.H.O.E.B.E is an Ipswich-based charity offering advice, information, advocacy support and counselling to ethnic minority women and children, including domestic abuse support. Their number is: 01473 231566
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 for women, children and young people in Glasgow. Their website is available in English, Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu. Their helpline is on 0141 353 0859.
Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Refuge runs the national domestic abuse helpline via phone or online chat. Their site explains your rights and options, including accessing refuge services and protecting yourself against tech abuse.
Solace Women's Aid exists to end the harm done through Violence Against Women and Girls in London. They offer advice, support, accommodation, therapeutic services, rape crisis, training and services for young people. Their helpline is on 0808 802 5565.
Are you worried that you are being stalked? They offer online tools on services local to you, advice and help. Their helpline is on 0808 802 0300.
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
Established over 25 years ago, The Sikh Helpline has developed itself to be a trusted point of contact for members of the community in dealing with a range of issues, especially those linked to cultural and social taboos, from hate crimes to mental health and addiction. Coronavirus Support: free professional and confidential counselling over telephone or email.
Praxis is a charity for migrants and refugees, with direct support services in London and training and campaigning nationally and internationally. Praxis provide expert advice helping people to navigate the complexities of immigration law and safeguard their future. They run online and phone advice services, and group work and activities currently taking place online.
Victims First Northumbria help victims of crime or witnesses in the North East with services including coping and recovery plans, court support, and programmes for supporting children and young adults. Their helpline is 0800 011 3116.
Providing support in information, advocation and services for disabled adults and children in Darlington. DAD offer services such as youth support, peer support, hate crime support, direct payments, advocacy and an independent living hub.
The 4Front Project is a youth-led organisation supporting young people of colour with experiences of violence and/or in contact with the criminal justice system to fight for justice, peace and freedom.
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.
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.
A Brixton based service for the homeless and people in need. They also offer help, support and outreach for those unable to get to them, volunteering and a "Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen" programme offering free legal resources.
Support for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in need through the provision of free advice on immigration, welfare and health.
A member-led, campaigning union taking action to transform the housing system and win homes for people, not private profit.
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
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) understand that everyone’s individuals and unique experience of sight loss and therefore offers up help and support for blind and partially sighted people. Services are varied and extensive and this can be from practical and emotional support, campaigning for change, reading services etc.
The Aims of Strabane Ethnic Community Association is to identify and respond to the needs of minority ethnic communities and to raise awareness and understanding within the local community as Northern Ireland become more diverse.
CREST is a charity that promotes racial equality and assists people from communities in South Tyneside (and further afield) to enjoy a better quality of life. Through their Chai and Chat (for over 50s), Forgotten Folklore and Essential Skills for Work clubs, CREST supports those in need to gain access in education, training and employment, to raise aspirations and to ensure their voice is heard.
The Monitoring Group was established in Southall, by community campaigners and lawyers who wished to challenge the growth of racism in the locality. They work with and support victims of race hate crime on mental health and rights. You can report crimes 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.
Black and Asian Lawyers and Activists working together for justice and opposing racism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Abianda is a London-based enterprise working with young women affected by gangs and county lines, and the professionals who support them. They offer services to young women aged 10-25 and training for those who work with them.
Radical Housing Network is a London-wide alliance of 30+ groups and campaigns fighting for housing justice. They are currently lobbying the government to extend the eviction ban.
UFFC is a coalition of families and those affected by deaths in UK police, prison, immigration and psychiatric custody.
Resisting immigration raids in Haringey. Stall from 12 - 2pm every Saturday outside Seven Sisters Station.
Just For Kids Law exists to help children and young people overcome all the difficulties they face, from problems at school and issues with immigration status to trouble with the police. They support young people through youth advocacy, legal support and youth projects
Aapna in Middlesborough offers services including care, counselling, dementia and advocacy support, this charity aims to promote social inclusion for the public benefit by working with people who are socially excluded on the grounds of their ethnicity, religion, belief or creed by providing a local network group that encourages and enables the people to participate more effectively with the wider community.
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
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.
Set up in 2006 to reduce the poverty of local refugees and asylum-seekers, advance their education and raise awareness about 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 food bank for destitute asylum-seekers and refugees.
ELS is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a wide range of interpretation and translation services to the North East community and beyond, through sign and face to face interpretations, telephone interpreting and translation of any document into any language and format.
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. Their network helps to combat the isolation faced by women seeking asylum and creates pathways for women to rebuild their lives with dignity.
A national charity supporting vulnerable women aged 16 and older. They work to build confidence, self-esteem and address issues such as social isolation, domestic violence, housing and drug and alcohol abuse. They have a team of outreach workers dedicated to delivering one-to-one work, group work, training and wellbeing workshops. The project also has a very successful mentoring programme, pairing trained volunteers with vulnerable women.
Shine is an organisation that supports people with Spina bifida, Hydrocephalus, and other similar conditions like Intracranial Hypertension and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. The organisations offer support in a number of ways. If you, a family member or a friend are seeking support and or advice find by visiting the website.
MCNI was established to ensure the rights of migrant workers are protected in NI, tackle racism, eliminate barriers against migrant workers, advance education and raise public awareness about their rights. MCNI has 3 offices across NI, in Belfast, Lurgan and Derry~Londonderry. They offer bilingual services, immigration advice, records and reports hate crimes.
The Rainbow Project is a health organisation that aims to improve the physical, mental, emotional health and well-being of LGBTQ+ people in Northern Ireland. They have two centres: one in Belfast city centre and the other in Foyle, L’Derry. The organisation offers up an array of services from free sexual health checks to counselling services.
Extern is a social justice organisation that seeks to transform the lives of people by promoting social justice across the island of Ireland. Some of its core values seeks to provide anti-racism and anti discrimination, thereby offering up support and advice within the realm of housing, homelessness, migrants and refugees issues, mental health and drug use and much more.
Law Centre NI aims to deliver free and independent legal services within the realm of social welfare law. The organisation seeks to promote social justice in Northern Ireland through its public and specialist support services. These services include legal advice, casework and representation before the tribunals and courts, industrial, immigration and social security and much more.
Craigavon Travellers Support Committee aims to support Irish Travellers within the Craigavon area. The committee offers a large array of services - healthy living and well-being, housing support, education, mortality, racism and discrimination support. CTSC believes in and works towards positive community cohesion which is done through education, community development and welfare rights.
Wah Hep which means “Chinese self-help", is a community development association that represents and provides services for the Chinese community in Armagh county. The organisation 'Wah Hep' has a drop in centre which provides key information, English classes, After School clubs, Chinese language and library, a 50+ group and more.
Bryson Intercultural is an organisation that seeks to empower ethnic minority communities and their families throughout Northern Ireland. The organisation supports and works with a wide range of communities such as the indigenous Irish Travellers, refugees and asylum seekers and many more by promoting and supporting racial and ethnic integration here in Northern Ireland.
YMCA North Down is a faith-based volunteer organisation that seeks to support the local community across North Downs. The organisation's ethos is to support young people, families and the local community to 'flourish in mind, body and spirit'. YMCA North Down works with all groups, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, religion, culture, or race. To find out more please visit the website.
Community Intercultural Programme (CIP) is an organisation that strongly believes in community development and social cohesion. CIP believes that through social inclusion a wide array of innovative opportunites for community development arise. CIP seeks to promote integration between communities and works towards the creation of a society in which all are respected regardless of race/nationality.
The Chinese Welfare Association Northern Ireland is a community support group that seeks to provide services such as: community development, youth and children work, education, welfare rights, race relations & training and community interpreting.
Glenshane Community Development Limited provides low-cost workspace, educational & training courses, Advice Service, migrant support, room hire, luncheon club for the elderly, and a drop-in facility.
For affordable courses for future employment and building self-esteem in a safe space for womxn. A grassroots venture that offers one to one support for women, advice & guidance, training and education, and employment opportunities, with a monthly law and debt advice clinic available. These are at a reduced rate and they also have a creche service which is free to those taking the courses.
The Scottish Refugee Council is dedicated to supporting vulnerable people that are in need of refuge and protection. The communities that the charity predominantly advocates for are those who have fled life-threatening circumstances in search of a safer environment for them and their families. Navigating the UK's asylum system can be an extremely daunting task and the Scottish Refugee Council is here to help.
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
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.
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.
Safe Passage is a campaign that advocates for the safe passage and access to legal routes for child refugees throughout Europe. Over the past few years the organisation has worked with Refugee Welcome groups and individuals from Glasgow to Totness to ensure Britain continues to be a welcoming country to refugees.
Scottish Detainee Visitors supports people detained by the immigration service in Scotland. The charity also advocates for change and influences the punitive policies around detention.
Luton's specialist legal advice charity specialising in Community Care, Housing, Immigration and Asylum
Anglo-Chinese Cultural Exchange provides a supplementary school, benefits for the elderly, translation support, health and wellbeing information, free immigration legal advice, seminars, workshops and certified volunteering opportunities for teenagers
Provides information, advice and support to individuals and families who have experienced, or are experiencing, discrimination/harassment. They also provide training to service providers.
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.
The Drop-In provides a safe and friendly environment for asylum seekers and refugees. They offer services such as internet access, free swim and gym, ESOL, free haircuts, free trips to places of interest, donations of food and clothes.
Unity in the Community works to provide practical support and solidarity for people in need in our communities, especially asylum seekers. As a organisation they offer many different services from English lessons, access to food banks, unity allotment community, bike workshops, LGBT friendly. To find out more please visit the website.
The Refugee Survival Trust Scotland provides refugees and people seeking asylum with practical support when it is most needed. The Refugee Survival Trust seeks to build connections between people and use what they learn to campaign for change.
Building a network that brings people together, including formal and informal community groups, agencies and individuals, to seek to ensure that all refugees, asylum seekers, migrant workers and BME communities across Glasgow and Central Scotland have full and equal access to resources which assist in alleviating poverty, improving their standard of living and promoting their settlement and integration within the wider community.
Edinburgh rape crisis centre offers free and confidential emotional and practical support, information and advocacy to women, all members of the trans community, non-binary people and young people aged 12-18 in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian, who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives.
The Multi-Cultural Family Base Scotland works with families from minority communities and new migrants who are experiencing difficulties. Some of these are practical, such as housing or financial problems; others are more personal, such as dealing with discrimination or emotional issues. They work in a therapeutic way and offer time and support to help people make sense of the difficulties in their lives and work out how to deal with them.
Based in Plymouth city centre, we provide 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.
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.
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.
Challenging authorities, institutes and organisations across all sectors, as well as holding them to account, is a vital step towards achieving their Key Aims. Developing effective partnerships and reviving the Race Equalities Council are also crucial initiatives. They provide training and education, arts and culture, as well as support and signposting.
The Dorset REC inform and educate regarding race and ethnic relations including raising awareness, challenging prejudice, informing minority ethnic individuals of their rights, and work with partner organisations to influence policy and combat racial discrimination and racial violence.
Dhek Bhal provides a range of quality services to the South Asian community in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, including respite services for carers of South Asian elders, a Daycentre for frail and disabled elderly individuals, outreach support schemes, carer support groups, women's and men's projects and more.
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 Bristol and Avon Chinese Women’s Group exists to support the health and social care needs of Chinese women and their families in Bristol and the surrounding area. They provide assistance, advice, representation and services, as well as facilities for recreation and leisure time.
Bristol branch of the nationwide mental health organisation. Run emotional support helplines, virtual drop-ins, offer advocacy services and resources on how to care for your mental health during the pandemic.
Aid Box Community provides support, supplies and sanctuary to Bristol’s refugees and asylum seekers.
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.
SARI are there for any victim of hate crime from the Avon and Somerset area. They have online resources, out of hour emergency service, casework services, training, education and more.
Bristol Law Centre is a charity providing free legal advice in specialist areas of social welfare law, and also represents clients in court. They help over 2,400 people a year access the justice system.
Nilaari are a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic-led charity with over 20 years experience delivering social care support, talking therapies and training to adults and young people. Nilaari’s services are available to ALL communities across Bristol.
One25 are a Bristol-based charity that work with women facing multiple vulnerabilities, supporting them from crisis and trauma towards independence in the community. They offer an outreach van for women on the streets at night, a daytime drop-in centre, a casework team, as well as specific teams for those with experience of child-removal and those in recovery.
St Pauls Advice Centre offers specialist advice, information and casework services on welfare benefits, debt and money, employment, housing, immigration, discrimination, domestic violence and other community care issues. They offer independent, impartial, confidential, non-judgemental and free advice.
Bristol Against Violence and Abuse (BAVA) is a collection of people and organisations in Bristol working to end all types of violence and abuse. Their resources are available in a range of languages including Arabic, Somali, BSL, Chinese and more.
Bristol Homeless Connect is a website which has information about how people can get help, find out how to help, or find out more information about rough sleeping in Bristol. They offer support on topics including healthcare, laundry, gambling support, work and training, drug/alcohol support, food and much more.
BOSH provides an outreach service providing anything they reasonably can to make lives more comfortable. They also provide advocacy, advice, one to one support and help settling in to a new home and maintaining a tenancy.
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.
Caring in Bristol deliver projects around homelessness that help people move away from the streets and prevent people becoming homeless in the first place.
Resolve West provides and promotes services which empower people to resolve conflicts and to repair harm.
They provide a range of domestic abuse support services to women and children, including safe houses, children’s services, dedicated Black and Ethnic Minority Services, resettlement and outreach services, and a crisis response service. The website offers further information and what to do in a crisis.
Shire Advice Service offer advice, information and advocacy covering welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment rights, consumer issues, family issues etc. They are fully accessible and based in North Bristol.
SBAS provides free, professional, confidential advice and information to residents of South Bristol seeking help with welfare benefits and debt.
Filwood Hope is a walk-in centre which provides the local community of Knowle West with advice and support on benefit, debt and housing. This service also provides counselling on a daily basis. They also host advisers from Age UK offering advice to those over 55.
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.
First Light is a charity supporting people in Cornwall, Devon and Wiltshire who have experienced domestic violence and domestic abuse, from support through the court system to counselling and creating safe plans for individuals to rebuild their lives.
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.
The overall aim of Afro-British Support Services "IMPACT" in Birmingham is to provide professional innovative Information, Advice and Guidance support services that will enable refugees, asylum seekers and new communities to improve the quality of their lives. Their services cover education, housing, employment, health, debt advice, welfare and benefits, and more.
Sisters For Change is an international non-governmental organisation that works to combat violence against women and girls through legal empowerment programmes, legislative reform, technical assistance initiatives and legal advocacy.
Himaya Haven is a leading Birmingham-based organisation who work with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities, supporting families of loved ones in custody and prison. They offer support, guidance, groups, mentoring, court support and advice, and more.
We provide free specialist legal advice to those most in need and use legal processes to fight social exclusion.
We are a not-for-profit OISC-registered advocacy organisation working to support asylum-seekers, refugees and other people in the West Midlands who are or have been subject to immigration control.
A pro bono law centre offering advice on:
Impact Pathways is a ‘map’ of provision designed to help people who live and work in the West Midlands access support they might need. It allows the public and professionals to search in their area for the resource, knowledge and expertise of statutory agencies.
NIDAS are a small, friendly and independent local charity working across Mansfield and Ashfield in Nottinghamshire. We offer a family based approach for people who are living with or have experienced any form of domestic violence or abuse. 01623 683 250
The Race Equality Centre provides support and advice to individuals, groups and organisations from racial minority backgrounds, which is designed to enhance their ability to proactively participate in political, social and economic activities.
Zola is a specialist BAME refuge. This means there are specialist staff members who can support women’s language and cultural needs. The team consists of four refuge support workers, one team leader, and a children’s worker.
Tai Pawb promotes equality and social justice in housing in Wales. We believe that all people have the right to access good quality housing and homes in cohesive and safe communities. We want to reduce prejudice, disadvantage and poverty.
Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team was set up in 2005 by a group of ethnic minority young people in Swansea. It aimed 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.
BAME Helpline Wales can signpost you to relevant organisations, provide specialist employment advice, provide information in a range of languages on health, work, welfare entitlements, education, housing and personal safety.
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 refugees and asylum seekers who find themselves destitute on our streets.
AJAR is a network of people in Leeds, often from faith communities, seeking to help people currently in detention who have a valid case for applying for bail. It supports asylum seekers who have been detained beyond reason, are struggling with support and would live in the Leeds area if released.
Located in Prince's Avenue Methodist Church providing activities and resources for asylum seekers, refugee and migrant workers. Their weekly drop-in service includes food, small cash support, clothes, classes, immigration/benefit advice and worker support.
A network of churches in Bradford but not limited to Christian aid, BEACON hosts a range of support for asylum seekers and refugees, including McKenzie friends who provide mentoring and legal assistance, and hosting support. They hold a weekly drop-in ESOL session called CHAT.
Since 1990, QED have been running projects in Bradford such as ESOL, integration 'into the mainstream', men's groups and workshops to aid the BME communities in finding employment.
The main focus of Khidmat Centres Bradford is to address inherent inequalities in provision of services for the most vulnerable members of the community from minority ethnic backgrounds. Services include older people services, education classes, health and wellbeing, welfare benefits advice, a womens group, learning disability groups, carers groups, Muslim Women in Prison Projects and more.
York Racial Equality Network aims to: Enable BME voices to be better heard in York. Improve access to appropriate services and support for BME people. Increase the confidence of BME people to express themselves and be mutually supportive. Through their open forums and the Voice Projects, they help to accurately represent ethnic minorities.
Integration and community support based in Moss Side. MRSN is a grass-roots organisation directly managed by refugee communities in Manchester. For over 24 years, they have been providing practical support to those fleeing persecution, conflict, and various forms of injustice and abuse.
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.
This Manchester-based charity works 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 work to promote social integration, equality, diversity and human rights of BAME families, with an emphasis on the mental health and wellbeing of women and young girls who have been victims of Gender-Based Violence.
Mustard Tree Manchester supports people in poverty and homelessness, helping people secure better accommodation and economic wellbeing. They provide practical support, friendship, connections into work and improvements to health & wellbeing.
Providing support for Merseyside refugee communities and local support organisations working with refugees and asylum seekers.
Wirral Change is a Black and Racial Minorities Outreach Service offering information, advice and guidance on jobs, education, training, self-employment, health and wellbeing, as well as signposting to other services for racial minority people on the Wirral.
ALM is based in St Anne's Church in Liverpool and supports Asylum seekers in casework, destitution support, ESOL, and housing aid.
This Leeds-based organisation provides free legal advice and assistance to asylum seekers and refugees who have been unable to receive legal aid.
Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit is a voluntary organisation supporting people subject to immigration control for over 25 years. They offer free legal advice, representation and support services to people seeking asylum, refugees, children and vulnerable adults. They have a Women at Risk section which helps women migrants and refugees who are disproportionately affected and at more risk of domestic violence, trafficking, forced labour, and other forms of gender based violence.
BRASS provides support for asylum seekers and refugees in Bolton and offer advice, support and information to access public services, English classes, workshops on UK life, opportunities to develop skills, and various well-being activities.
Accessible to speakers of nine different languages, Cheetham Hill Advice Centre is an independent neighbourhood service in one of Manchester's most diverse areas. They can advise on welfare benefits, money and debt, housing/homelessness, consumer/employment problems, work, access to adult learning/training/volunteering, immigration/nationality issues, access to Education, Health and other services and more.
With the aim of eliminating violence against women in BME 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, outreach and a helpline on 0800 2000 247.
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. The Centre provides women with a safe and homely space in which to access gender-specialist support services. It is a 'one-stop-shop' offering group work, one-to-one and counselling supporting women around domestic and sexual violence, mental health, substance misuse and alcohol addiction, debt or money issues, parenting supporting, housing/homelessness, education and employment, well-being, IT access and creative workshops.
The Centre helps provide support to the South Asian Communities in mental health, welfare rights, counselling, domestic violence, learning disabilities and the criminal justice system.
MaCO is a community led group which has been set up to support Congolese asylum seekers and refugees that have been placed in Manchester. They offer free and confidential advice, assistance, representation, advocacy, translating and interpreting services in matters relating to welfare, health, social education (culture), academic development, employment, finance management and orientation to life in the UK.
Y-Stop is an app and website giving young people the tools to interact with police safely, equipping them with skills and knowledge needed to handle a stop and search, focussing on practical information and tips through a harm reduction approach.
The Haringey Independent Stop & Search Monitoring Group is a grassroots community organisation run by volunteers. HISSMG is totally independent of the police and offers advice and information, as well as campaigning and monitoring police behaviour.
StopWatch is a coalition that leads a campaign against the disproportionate use of stop and search. They work in research and policy, youth advocacy and legal work.
Safer Wales protect, support and empower groups of people aged 12 and above who are often invisible. They support men experiencing domestic abuse, young females, women in the criminal justice system and those experiencing sexual exploitation and in sex work.
Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid (BSWA) supports women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse through a helpline, drop-in centres, refuge accommodation, housing, legal and family support, and youth engagement. They also campaign, educate and train.
Refugee Roots is a charity in Nottingham 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, hospitality, support and friendship through a range of initiatives such as a Virtual Kitchen, Befriending, Art Sessions and Women's Groups.
Nottingham & Notts Refugee Forum offer practical advice, information, support and friendship, and also campaign on issues affecting refugees and asylum seekers. They have a community centre, offer professional and impartial advice and support, as well as programmes developing confidence, skills and knowledge. Their website can be run in 18 different languages.
The East Midlands Money Advice Partnership is a network of organisations across the East Midlands who provide free, confidential debt advice to members of the public who are facing debt problems. There are a number of ways you may be able to access support including online, over the phone and face to face.
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, as well as provide training for professionals working with torture survivors.
CCS's aim is to empower the Cambridge community to use its resources to help refugees. They have an active Faiths group and a Schools Of Sanctuary group that is developing links with other education projects in Europe and the Middle East. They also have a Cambridge Chapter of Techfugees which is working closely with Help Refugees to bring technology to the volunteers working in the refugee camps in Calais and Greece.
Cambridge Immigration Legal Centre Ltd. 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.
The Zimbabwean Community Norwich aims to facilitate the relief of poverty, sickness and distress through a support network offering support, advice and assistance, including prison visiting, to members and relevant others of African origins who are in distress.
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, your rights in the UK, police, education, employment and health.
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.
Ormistan families take early and preventative action to support families across the East of England to be safe, healthy and resilient: all their services help people to build stronger networks, learn from experience and feel in control of their own wellbeing.
Sacro is a Scottish community justice organisation which works to create safer and more cohesive communities across Scotland. Sacro provides a wide range of services spanning all aspects of the community justice continuum. These range from conflict resolution to prevent disputes escalating, to supporting prisoners on release.
Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT) are the only national charity working on behalf of all Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities regardless of ethnicity, culture of background. They offer health support, challenge hate and provide accommodation support through casework and outreach teams, as well as supporting children and young people with schoolwork, providing advice and advocacy to parents, and organising extra-curricular activities and more.
The Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Bristol website has useful telephone numbers and information on accessing services such as health, education, accommodation, benefits and emergency services. They support the community through form filling, benefits advice, council tax, planning issues, health care services and Equality issues. The website also offers information for children and early years and education provision.
Latin American Women’s Aid runs the only refuges in Europe and in the UK by and for Latin American women and children fleeing gender-based violence. They also offer holistic and intersectional services, providing everything to recover from abuse and live empowered lives. They welcome women of all abilities, from any cultural context, ethnicity, social class, religion, and sexuality. They are proud to be bisexual, lesbian, queer, and trans women inclusive.
Latin American House works for the integration, social inclusion and well-being of Latin American and other Spanish and Portuguese-speaking migrants in London, as well as communities in our local neighbourhood. They offer legal and social welfare advice, a nursery, children's education, adult community learning, a community centre and EU settlement assistance.
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 wellbeing support.
CLAUK is a coalition of Latin American organisations from the voluntary sector that have come together to raise awareness and understanding of the issues facing the Latin American community in the UK and to provide a collective voice for, and represent the collective interests of the Latin American community in the UK. Membership is free, and they offer support in education, health, for victims of violence, legal advice and social and cultural projects.
The Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is a human rights, feminist organisation run for Latin American women, and 100% run by Latin American women.
They offer specialist advice, advocacy, information and counselling in a personalised, confidential and impartial manner. All services are free, in Spanish and Portuguese and in women-only settings.
Latin American Disabled People's Project (LADPP) is the only organisation in London devoted to serving disabled people from Latin America, Europe and Africa, whose first language is Spanish or Portuguese, as well as their carers, families, and communities. Whether it's through services, projects, information, English classes, training, advice, advocacy, volunteering opportunities, or social and cultural events, their mission is to improve the quality of life.
Offers activities to Latin American elders in Islington (50+) such as yoga, Tai Chi, handicraft workshops, painting, dancing, English and journalism classes, talks, walks, workshops and fact sheets.
The Charity aims to help the Chinese in the local community with a variety of things such as translating, administration help, property and medical assistance, schooling and more. BCA have established a network of caring relationships in the community particularly with the elderly, new families entering the country and new students.
The Bournemouth Interpreters' Group have a local interpreter register for public sector and voluntary organisations in the area. Their local-based interpreters are there to enable minority language service users to fully access public services to maintain and improve health, well-being, education and quality of life. They continue to function fully during the pandemic and offer over 35 languages.
PDREC provides advocacy, advice, information and support services for BME 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.
GARAS offer support to 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.
InfoBuzz offers therapeutic and practical support for families and young people with complex needs in Gloucestershire. They offer criminal justice services, school and community services, mental health services and more.
Gloucestershire Chinese Womens Guild provides free language support, home visits, advocacy, interpretation, advice on benefits and education and training. They speak Cantonese, Hakka, Mandarin, Shanghainese and English.
The network cover, support and promote ethnic minority communities across North Somerset through advice, community, education, health and wellbeing, legal and financial support and organisation support.
Devon Communities Together provide a range of projects and services which support communities throughout Devon, such as social enterprise, coaching, consultancy, senior groups, and advice on a range of topics such as benefits, money, business, health, housing and more.
Inclusive Exeter is a partnership of grassroots community organisations established to give Black, Asian and other ethnic minority people in Exeter a greater voice. Their recent hardship relief project includes preparing and delivering free meals, as well as translating government guidance into different languages. They also offer form filling assistance and help with other topics.
Multilingua Devon provide a database of over 300 local interpreters and translators in over 100 languages. Over 99% of interpreters are native speakers with a BA or higher degree from their own country. They match each case by taking into consideration qualification, experience, age, gender and location. They also provide training for those wishing to become interpreters.
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!
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 and more.