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Problems

Refugees / Asylum-Seekers

Agencies providing advice, support and information

  • Asylum Aid: 020 7354 9264
    www.asylumaid.org.uk
    Advice and assistance to refugees on their applications for asylum in the UK, conducting appeals against refusal or asylum, providing advice on related areas such as welfare rights and housing.

  • Asylum Support Appeals project (ASAP):
    Advice Line: 0203 716 0283
    www.asaproject.org
    Access to free competent legal advice and representation concerning asylum support appeals at the Asylum Support Tribunal against decisions by the UK Border Agency decisions to stop or refuse support.

  • Centre for Armenian Information and Advice: 020 8992 4621, www.caia.org.uk, email info@caia.org.uk - To provide direct and indirect assistance to the most disadvantaged sections of London’s Armenian community, in particular refugees. Undertake casework for individuals and families to enable them to gain their various rights. Operate afternoon clubs for senior citizens and an Armenian language pre school, youth club half term and summer vacation projects for children 3-13. organising English language classes for adults who cannot speak English.

  • Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group:
    01293 657070
    www.gdwg.org.uk
    To care for and support any of the 150 asylum seekers detained at Tinsley House at Gatwick who request help. Visit and befriending, listening, caring and meeting small practical needs.

  • Migrant Help:
    01304 203977

    www.migranthelpuk.org
    Advice and support to vulnerable migrants in the UK.

  • Refugee Action:
    www.refugee-action.org.uk
    To assist refugees in conditions of need, hardship and distress, advice and support to asylum seekers who are dispersed without choice to the North West, East Midlands, South Central and South West Home office regions.

  • Refugee Council:
    www.refugeecouncil.org.uk
    Gives practical advice and promotes refugees rights in the UK and abroad. Provides vocational training courses, English as a second language, support and orientation into UK work culture and job search methods, employment preparation courses, advice and guidance.

  • Scottish Refugee Council:
    0141 248 9799
    www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk
    Helpline offering advice, information and signposting for refugees and asylum seekers and for agencies working with them.

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