If you are claiming asylum or refugee status in the UK then you may not be able to access support as readily as someone who has leave to remain in the UK. The below agencies are here to help asylum seekers and refugees get the support they need after an incident of abuse.
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.
Telephone: 0121 772 6233
No Recourse to Public Funds team - Birmingham City Council
NRPF provides information and signposting services to vulnerable people who are unable to access statutory services. Providing assessments, information regarding welfare benefits, housing support and adult social care support.
Telephone: 0121 675 6979
The Hope Projects work to help destitute asylum seekers and some others barred from public funds in Birmingham and the West Midlands.
Our postal address is 110 Hamstead Road, Birmingham B20 2QS.
We provide independent, confidential and impartial advice on your rights and responsibilities. Do you need help with - Homelessness, Housing, Welfare Benefits, Debt Management, Immigration Law, Education, Health, Employment Law, Jobs & Career Advice. Also have support in Lithuanian, Latvian, Slovakian, Polish, Romanian and Russian.
Find on facebook under NASH DOM CIC
Tel: 0121 773 4916/07531 090695 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A4E Work Wolverhampton
Provides Trinity English courses, help find work placements and employment and also advice on support and personal issues.
Telephone: 01902 426682
All Saints Haque Centre/Women's Resource Centre Wolverhampton
Advice on welfare rights, housing, immigration, nationality and matrimonial issues. Also run training courses, an Asian women's support group and drop in for the elderly.
Telephone: 01902 572111
Asylum services - Wolverhampton City Council
Provide accomodation and general support to asylum seekers dispersed to the Wolverhampton City Council through the NASS dispersal scheme.
Telephone: 01902 555756
The Language College
Providing advice, assistance and guidance to asylum seekers and refugees.
Telephone: 01902 714433
ICAP (Immigrant Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Service for Birmingham, we provide counselling and psychotherapy in a secure, confidential environment. We specialise in working with people experiencing issues relating to migration, particularly amongst the Irish community in Britain. We also have particular experience and expertise in working with survivors of childhood abuse.
Telephone: 0121 666 7707 (9am-5pm weekdays)
UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG)
The UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) is a charity that promotes equality and dignity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people who seek asylum in the UK, or who wish to immigrate here to be with their same-sex partner.
Asylum Support Tel: 020 7922 7811 Admin Tel: 020 7922 7812
Freedom from Torture
Opened in Birmingham in 2009 in response to the widespread dispersal of asylum seekers across the UK. Links with enforcement agencies will be use to identify and support victims of trafficking working in partnership with Freedom from Torture.
Telephone: 0121 314 6825