Afro-Asian Advisory Service

They are an independent voluntary organisation based in the London Borough of Southwark providing a free specialist legal service to anyone regardless of nationality or ethnic origin. More than 2,500 people a year use the service, including people from Africa, The Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Latin America, South East Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Services The Afro-Asian…

Freedom from Torture

Freedom from Torture, formerly the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, has been working for more than 30 years to provide direct clinical services to survivors of torture who arrive in the UK, as well as striving to protect and promote their rights. Since its inception, over 50,000 individuals have been referred…

Health Inclusion Team

A nurse-led specialist community health inclusion team, part of the NHS, to support vulnerable people who have difficulty accessing primary care services (eg GPs  and nurses), such as homeless people, refugees, asylum seekers and people with addictions. The clinics are run at day centres, drug and alcohol services and hostels in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham.  They…

Immigration Advice Service

At the Immigration Advice Service they specialise in a wide range of UK visa, nationality and asylum applications to the UK Border Agency, the Home Office department responsible for controlling immigration. Their expert immigration lawyers can provide advice, practical assistance and professional representation to guide you through the application and decision-making process from start to finish….

Inquest

INQUEST  is a small charitable organisation with a staff team of eight and the only organisation in England and Wales that provides a specialist, comprehensive advice service to bereaved people, lawyers, other advice and support agencies, the media, MPs and the wider public on contentious deaths and their investigation. Their casework priorities are deaths in…

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

JCWI is an independent national charity. We work to ensure justice and fairness in immigration, nationality and asylum law and policy and we provide direct legal advice and assistance to those affected by UK immigration control. Our objective is to ensure immigrants and refugees are treated fairly by promoting their human, economic, and civil rights…

Metropolitan Home Learning Project

The Home Learning Project in London provides volunteer English language (ESOL) teachers and learning mentors who give home-based one-to-one English language tuition and support to refugees who are unable to leave their homes, often due to mental health issues arising from trauma experienced in their countries of origin. The project, which is currently funded by the Big Lottery…

Migrant Help

Migrant Help is a UK charity that has over 50 years experience of delivering support and advice services to migrants in the UK. It provides individuals with the resources and support they need to find safety, access appropriate services and information and develop greater independence. Migrant Help provides a wide range of services across the…

Refugee Council

The RC works with refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK.  They offer practical support and advice throughout their journey in the UK.  They have been helping refugees for more than 60 years and have a thorough understanding of the difficulties facing people arriving in the UK, having fled war, rape, torture and with unimaginable…

Southwark Law Centre

Provides specialist legal advice, casework and representation in Employment, Housing, Asylum/Immigration and Welfare Rights Law, mainly for people who live or work in the London Borough of Southwark. Does not provide a drop in service or provide general information. Appointments are usually made via other agencies – for example, advice centres, councillors, social workers and…

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