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Work with asylum seekers

Address details
Organisation Refugee Council - West Midlands Office
Address 3 Stone Road Edgbaston
B15 2HH
Birmingham
Contact details
Email info@refugeecouncil.org.uk
Phone 0121 446 5118
Website https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/
Opening hours Monday 9am–5:30pm
Tuesday 9am–5:30pm
Wednesday 9am–5:30pm
Thursday 9am–5:30pm
Friday 9am–5:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Work with asylum seekers
The Refugee Council is one of the leading charities in the UK offering support and advice to people who are seeking asylum.

The UK asylum process is complex and frequent changes to legislation can make it a difficult system to understand. Asylum seekers are some of the most vulnerable people in society and they are often misrepresented in the media. Our job is to help them to navigate the process and support them along the way.

We do this in a number of ways
Practical support
-Counselling and support from our Therapeutic Casework Team - including groups for women and children
-Signposting to helpful services for asylum seekers by phone, in person or through our online resources directory
-Destitution services on a drop in basis, providing advice, pastoral care and emergency provisions
-Classes to help with learning English

Policy, research, parliamentary work and campaigning
We work behind the scenes lobbying for changes to the asylum system. We campaign for a fairer, more humane system and we carry out research into specific areas, in order to bring these matters to the attention of politicians and decision makers.

Service details
Categories Immigration advice and support
Gender both
Quality standards

Last updated: Feb 9, 2017 10:51

Services focused on particular beneficiaries do not imply that they are offered exclusively to these persons only.