Support for refugees and asylum seekers

Local services in Hull and East Riding

Refugee Integration Yorkshire and Humber

This project is open to refugees who have been granted leave to remain in the UK. It provides an integration service for new refugees moving-on from the asylum process. They provide advice and support for up to six months on services (such as housing, benefits, health, employment and English skills), working with each refugee on a tailored plan towards independence and integration. The service is managed by Migration Yorkshire

Contact: refugeesupport@hullcc.gov.uk
Website: www.hull.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/customer-service/refugee-integration-service

Community Integration and Advocacy Centre in Hull

The centre supports asylum seekers, refugees, EEA migrants and other migrants. They provide free generalist advice (asylum support, welfare benefits, access to accommodation and access to education) as well as specialist immigration advice.

Website: www.migrationyorkshire.org.uk/?page=DirectoryView&itemid=1362

Open Doors

Operating asylum seeker clothing shop on Tuesdays and drop in food parcels on Thursdays. Other activities are currently restricted due to COVID although ordinarily Open Doors is the main meeting place for refugees and asylum seekers in the city. Open Doors also operates the Volunteer Interpretation and Translation Service.

Email: manager@open-doors.org.uk (Cecil Jones).

British Red Cross

Some support drop-in sessions were held at Open Doors on Thursdays but operating remotely during coronavirus pandemic.

Hull contact: refugeesupporthull@redcross.org.uk

National website includes facts and figures about refugees and asylum seekers in the UK as well as information on how British Red Cross supports refugees including family reunions and support for young refugees (under 25 years old).
Website: www.redcross.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/how-we-support-refugees/find-out-about-refugees

Humber Community Advice Services (H-CAS)

H-CAS provides advice to migrants, including refugees and asylum seekers, with drop ins on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Contact info.hcas@gmail.com Website: h-cas.org.uk

Hull Sisters

Hull Sisters support migrant women, including refugees and asylum seekers.

Contact: sisters@hullsisters.org Website: https://hullsisters.org

Target Housing

Target houses and provides support to dispersed asylum seekers in Hull and Grimsby. They accept referrals from Hull City Council and other support agencies as well as self-referrals.

Contact: 01482 594950, admin@targethull.org.uk

Website: https://targethousing.org.uk/services/target-hull-ast

Learning English

Search facility to find English language classes across Humber and Yorkshire.

Website: www.learningenglish.org.uk

Refugee and asylum seeker patient health toolkit

Information from BMA for health professionals treating patients who are refugees or asylum seekers including information on specific health needs and how to overcome common barriers.

Website: www.bma.org.uk/advice-and-support/ethics/refugees-overseas-visitors-and-vulnerable-migrants/refugee-and-asylum-seeker-patient-health-toolkit

Migrant health guide

Advice and guidance on the health needs of migrant patients for healthcare practitioners including entitlement to NHS treatment, guidance on assessing and treating patients from overseas, information about vulnerable migrant groups, communicable diseases, non-communicable health concerns and information about nutrition.

Website: www.gov.uk/government/collections/migrant-health-guide

Migrant.Health

Tools for UK primary care staff working with migrants. Website: https://migrant.health

Doctors of the World safe surgeries toolkit

Resources for GP practices to help ensure that everyone in their community can access the healthcare they’re entitled to including multilingual posters for patients, quick guides for reception staff and other useful resources.

Website: www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/what-we-stand-for/supporting-medics/safe-surgeries-initiative/safe-surgeries-toolkit/?nabm=1

NHS Employers information about refugee healthcare professionals

Includes links to best practice on employing refugee healthcare professionals and information about regional work to support refugee healthcare professionals.

Website: www.nhsemployers.org/your-workforce/recruit/employer-led-recruitment/refugee-healthcare-professionals

CQC information about registration and treatment of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants

Information for providers on expected standards of care for asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants.

Website: www.cqc.org.uk/guidance-providers/gps/nigels-surgery-36-registration-treatment-asylum-seekers-refugees-other

Seeking protection or asylum

Information from the UK Government for those who wish to seek protection or asylum including information about how to apply.

Website: www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/asylum

Asylum Matters

A charity that works in partnership locally and nationally to improve the lives of refugees and people seeking asylum through social and political change. By mobilising and coordinating local, regional and national advocacy work, they aim to increase the impact of campaigns to secure improvements to asylum policy and practice.

Website: https://asylummatters.org

Human Trafficking Foundation

The foundation brings together parliamentarians NGOs, local authorities, law enforcement, academics and other experts throughout the anti-trafficking and modern slavery sector, to learn from their first-hand experience of supporting victims and disrupting trafficking networks in order to inform policy recommendations to Parliamentarians and Government.

Website: www.humantraffickingfoundation.org

Refugee Action

Provides basic support for refugees and asylum seekers and give expert advice and guidance to those struggling to navigate the asylum system. They help those with refugee status to settle into their new homes and communities – everything from helping children into schools, to support booking doctors appointments, and ensuring they get a hot meal when they arrive.

Website: www.refugee-action.org.uk

 

Refugee Council

Refugee Council supports resettled refugees and also has a project helping with the initial period following a positive asylum decision including employability, English and access to accommodation and benefits.

Website: www.refugeecouncil.org.uk

UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency

The website provides general information about refugees and asylum seekers in the UK with some useful data.

Website: www.unhcr.org/uk/asylum-in-the-uk

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