The Refugee Council is one of the leading charities in the UK working directly with refugees, and supporting them to rebuild their lives. They offer practical support and advice to refugees and asylum seekers, including those under 18. They offer the following services.
Refugee services: the Holistic Integration Service supports newly recognised refugees to make the challenging first steps towards resettlement. It covers issues relating to asylum, financial stability, health and wellbeing, access to settled housing and access to training/education and employment.
Work with asylum seekers: support and advice for people who are seeking asylum – counselling, women's and children's groups, signposting, destitution services and ESOL classes.
Therapeutic services: working with clients to empower them to manage their situation, supporting them with crisis interventions and offering them weekly counselling sessions for up to 12 weeks.
The Children's Section: working with separated children, trafficked children and young people whose age is disputed. Support includes activities, educational services, advocacy, therapy and one-on-one case work support.
Information leaflets in different languages for refugees and asylum seekers who want to find out more about the asylum process can be found at www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/languages
PO Box 68614, Stratford, London, E15 9DQ
Different phone numbers for each service - please check the website for the one most relevant to you
Who is it for:
Asylum seekers and refugees, including those under the age of 18
Different services offer different languages, get in contact for more information
How to apply:
Please see the website for details on services