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The Refugee Council

This is the largest organisation in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees. Work includes giving advice and support to asylum seekers and refugees to help them rebuild their lives; work with RCO, caring for unaccompanied refugee children. Offer training and employment courses; manage a residential homes, campaign and lobbying for refugees to be heard in the UK, produce authoritative information on refugee issues worldwide.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:43]

The National Asylum Support Service (NASS)

In 2000 it became the responsibility of the NASS to support asylum seekers. A map to locate local offices can be found at this link.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:49]

Home Office: the Border and Immigration Agency (BIA) - replaced IND

The site offers immigration advice, home office news and information on rules for applying to stay in the UK.

Link [Last update: 2007-04-16; 12:22]

Save the Children UK

This national charity campaigns on the needs of asylum seeking and refugee children providing information and publications.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:49]

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

NCVO is the umbrella body for the voluntary sector. It has a membership of 1,000+ voluntary organisations. Provides directory of voluntary organisations.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:50]

Directgov: website of the UK government

Provides a directory of 1,000 government, public service web sites, local councils and community services.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:50]

Local NHS services

An NHS search engine that allows you to look for specific resources, for example, GP, dental resources, pharmacy, etc., by local region.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:50]

Info 4 local government

Info4local provides local authorities with quick easy access to information from more than 65 government departments, agencies and public bodies.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:50]

Department of Education and Skills (DfES)

DfES provides information in this section on refugee and asylum seeking children and their education.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:51]

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

CAB gives free, confidential, impartial and independent advice on a range of subjects: debt, benefits, housing, legal matters, employment, immigration, consumer issues. Open to all.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:51]

Community World UK

The guide to online community web sites in the UK. A resource for those interested in the communities they live in - not only their local town, city, district or regional community, but any ethnic, religious or other community group.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:51]

London Health: Support and Campaign Groups Directory

Provides links / contact details of a range of ethnic minority support groups. Many have national coverage.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:52]

Scottish Refugee Council

A registered charity in Scotland, has a diverse funding base and is supported by a wide range of organisations. Based in Glasgow and Edinburgh and has a Scottish-wide remit. Web site in 7 languages.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:52]

Irish Refugee Council

IRC aims to ensure that all aspects of asylum and refugee policy and practice fully respect international law and human rights. Promotes public awareness and understanding of asylum and refugee issues; is a networking and information exchange for refugees and asylum seekers.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:52]

Welsh Refugee Council

Welsh Refugee Council, Phoenix House, 389 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 1TP
Tel: 029 2048 9800
Website under construction.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:52]

The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture

Provide care and rehabilitation for people and their families who have been subjected to torture and other forms of organised violence. Services include: medical and psychiatric consultation, psychological treatment, psychotherapy, counseling, marital and family therapy, group work, physiotherapy, social casework and advice.
Note: there is a fee for asylum reports.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:53]

Medact: Refugee Health Network

Medact is a network of health professionals all concerned with offering the highest levels of care to refugees and asylum seekers - developed from the work of the Medact Violence, Conflict and Health Working Group. They recognise problems that are associated with caring for refugees and asylum seekers and aim to share information that may offer solutions to the problems.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:53]

Asylum Aid

An independent charity providing free legal advice aand representation to refugees and asylum seekers seeking safety in UK. They campaign for the fair treatment of refugees in the UK.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:54]

Asylum Aid: The Refugee Women's Resource Project

RWRP conduct research and casework; assist women with their claims for protection against persecution; raise awareness; influence officials and policy-makers to take women's needs into account. Offer training and information to enable other advisers to assist women more effectively.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:54]

The King's Fund

An independent charitable foundation whose goal is to improve health by tackling inequalities, enabling working partnerships, promoting cultural diversity and encouraging patient and wider public involvement in health care issues. Provide good information and library service plus useful links.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:54]

Oxfam: Social Inclusion Directory (SID)

SID contains information about organisations and individuals working in the areas of gender participation and social inclusion at a UK-wide level. Contains details of resources, both UK-produced and international.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:55]

NASS Phone Directory

Each entry in the directory includes a brief explanation of what team is responsible for along with a phone and fax number. Also general enquiry numbers for the Immigration and Nationality Directorate and addresses for NASS offices.
NASS main switchboard: 0845 602 1739

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:55]

Refugees in Effective & Active Partnership (REAP)

REAP is a partnership led community development and capacity building organisation. They empower refugee communities by forum and partnership development, networking, assisting to set up and develop refugee groups, advice and information, and commissioning other organisations to deliver services.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:55]

Asylum Support info

Provides up-to-date information on: asylum, border patrol, children, conflict, controls, deportation, detention, domestic workers, expatriates, extradition, foreign workers, free trade, guest workers, green card human trafficking, overseas workers, refugees, schengen, sex trade, visas, women.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:56]

Men's Health Forum (MHF)

MHF is the UK's leading voluntary organisation working to improve the health of men.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:56]

A Brighter Future

Brighter Future consists of 3 groups of young asylum seekers and refugees in Newcastle, Manchester and London who want to improve the lives of others like them in the UK. Site in English, Dari and Bengali.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:56]

Refugee Awareness

This non-for-profit organisation offers training to people working with refugees and asylum seekers. All information is research-based. Aim to be a resource on refugee, especially health, issues.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:56]

New Equality in Care e-Library

A service to provide access to the knowledge and evidence base relating to health inequalities.

Link [Last update: 2007-01-05; 10:53]

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