Legal Advice

The organizations listed below provide legal advice on how to access the asylum process and offer casework support on immigration, housing and financial support, destitution... 
Please contact organizations that support individuals in the area you live. If the city is not specified, you can contact the organization from anywhere in the UK.

Asylum support

  • Children and Families (Bradford): helps families with children who are seeking asylum or have refugee status to get support, https://www.refugee-action.org.uk/help-support-advice-services/ (Contact info https://www.refugee-action.org.uk/help-support-advice-services/ / Call 01274 924982, if no answer leave a message saying a way to contact you and if you need an interpreter)

  • Asylum Crisis West Midlands Project (Birmingham, Coventry, and Stoke-on-Trent): help for destitute people to access Home Office or Local Authority; support for people unable to leave the UK and people who have ongoing asylum issues to resolve after being refused asylum (understand their rights and appeal against a refusal) https://www.refugee-action.org.uk/project/asylum-crisis-project-birmingham/ (call 0121-201-3090 or email CARE@refugee-action.org.uk)

  • Caras: Volunteers spend at least 1 hour on the phone to help people to understand their options when it comes to a range of issues including: bills, debt, housing, welfare and legal [immigration] problems. http://caras.org.uk/what-we-do/casework/ (book an appointment 24 hours in advance at +44 (0)208 767 5378)

  • Hackney Migrant Centre (Hackney): immigration advice (priority to those who are unable to pay independently for legal advice and may not be able to offer everyone who phones an appointment) https://hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk/drop-in/ (Call 07961 014182 on Mondays, from 10am to 12:30pm to book appointment)

 

Housing and Financial support

  • Refugee Women: Advice by a qualified caseworker on immigration, housing, welfare benefits, destitution support and access to education (on Wednesday, through appointment (+44 (0) 20 7250 1239/admin@refugeewomen.co.uk)​

  • Asylum Crisis West Midlands Project (Birmingham, Coventry, and Stoke-on-Trent): help for destitute people to access Home Office or Local Authority; support for people unable to leave the UK and people who have ongoing asylum issues to resolve after being refused asylum (understand their rights and appeal against a refusal) https://www.refugee-action.org.uk/project/asylum-crisis-project-birmingham/ (call 0121-201-3090 or email CARE@refugee-action.org.uk)

  • Caras: Volunteers spend at least 1 hour on the phone to help people to understand their options when it comes to a range of issues including: bills, debt, housing, welfare and legal [immigration] problems. http://caras.org.uk/what-we-do/casework/ (book an appointment 24 hours in advance at +44 (0)208 767 5378)

  • Hackney Migrant Centre (Hackney): immigration advice (priority to those who are unable to pay independently for legal advice and may not be able to offer everyone who phones an appointment) https://hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk/drop-in/ (Call 07961 014182 on Mondays, from 10am to 12:30pm to book appointment)