Useful Links

This library includes addresses of organisations that provide direct or indirect services to refugees and asylum seekers, as well as organisations that NERS work with regularly.

Counselling Directory; Connecting you with Professional Support: http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/

Migrant Help Kent Migrant Help Charlton House Dour Street Dover Kent CT16 1AT T: 01304 203977 http://www.migranthelp.org/ Brighton & Hove Refugee and Migrant Forum T: 01273 292 572

http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/community-and-life/asylum-seeker... Northern Ireland;

NICEM; North West Regional Office: The Old Church, Clarendon Street L/Derry BT48 7ES T: 07730 747 860 http://www.nicem.org.uk/ Northern Ireland;

NICEM; Mid Ulster and Down Regional Office: Ozanam Center, 14-16 William Street, Lurgan BT66 6JA T: 07730 747 865 http://www.nicem.org.uk/ Northern Ireland;

NICEM; Belfast and North East Regional Office: NICEM, 1st Floor, Ascot House, 21-31 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DB T: 07730 747 864 or 028 9023 8645 http://www.nicem.org.uk/

Open Door: Tees Valley: Open Door North East, Melbourne House, Newport Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 5QH. Tel: 01642 213634, Fax: 01642 13634 http://www.opendoornortheast.com/

Refugee Action Head Office The Old Fire Station, 3rd Floor, 150 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8SB. T: 0207 654 7700 F: 0207 401 3699 www.refugee-action.org.uk

Refugee Action East Midlands International Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FN T: 0115 910 7418 F: 0115 910 7419 (Out of hours 0870 241 2942)

Refugee Action East Midlands Melbourne Centre, Melbourne Road, Leicester LE2 0GU T: 0116 261 4830 F: 0116 262 7162

Refugee Action North West 34 Princes Road, Liverpool L8 1TH T: 0151 702 6300 F: 0151 709 6684

Refugee Action North West Toxteth Citizens Advice Bureau, High Park Street, Liverpool L8.

Refugee Action North West Anfield Citizens Advice Bureau, 36 Breckfield Road North, Liverpool L6.

Refugee Action North West Great Homer Street Medical Centre, 25 Conway Street, Liverpool L5.

Refugee Action North West 1 Tariff Street, Manchester M1 2HF. Postal address: Dale House, 4th Floor, 35 Dale Street, Manchester M1 2HS. T: 0161 233 1215 F: 0161 236 4285

Refugee Action South Central 50 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3PP T: 02380 248 130 F: 02380 632995

Refugee Action South West Senate House, 36 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QD T: 0117 989 2100 F: 0117 924 8576

Refugee Action South West Virginia House, 40 Looe Street, Plymouth PL4 0EB T: 01752 519 860 F: 01752 519 861

Refugee Arrivals Project Heathrow Airport London Heathrow Airport Hounslow TW6 3XZ T: 020 8759 5740 http://www.forcedmigration.org/research-resources/organizations/refugee-...

Refugee Council (Head Office) Head Office is in Stratford, London. contact us by post at PO Box 68614, London, E15 9DQ T: Please call OLTAS on 0808 808 2255 to book an appointment; F: 020 7582 9929 www.refugeecouncil.org.uk Refugee Council Regional Offices:

Northern Regional Office First Floor Wade House The Merrion Centre Leeds LS2 8NG T: 0113 244 9404 F: 0113 246 5229

Ipswich Office First floor 4-8 Museum Street Ipswich IP1 1HT T: 01473 297900 F: 01473 217334

Birmingham Office First Floor, Smithfield House Digbeth Birmingham B5 6BS T: 0121 622 1515 F: 0121 622 4061

Scottish Refugee Council 5 Cadogan Square Glasgow G2 7PH T: 0141 248 9799 F: 0141 243 2499 0800 0856087 advice line for asylum seekers www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk

Welsh Refugee Council Unit 8, Williams Court, Trade Street, Cardiff CF10 5DQ T: 02920 666 250 F: 02920 343 731 (Head office)

Welsh Refugee Council 1 The Kingsway, YMCA, Swansea SA1 5JQ T: 01792 301729 F: 01792 301721

Welsh Refugee Council Suite 5 & 6, 5th Floor, Clarence House, Clarence Place, Newport NP9 7AA T: 01633 252271 F: 01633 252273

Welsh Refugee Council Trinity House, Trinity Street, Wrexham, LL11 1NL T/F: 01978 363240

Midland Refugee Council 5th Floor Smithfield House, Digbeth, Birmingham, BS5 6BS T: 0121 242 2200 F: 0121 242 2201

Northern Refugee Centre Carver House, Sheffield , S1 4FS T: 0114 275 3114

Youth Music Theatre: UK 1st Floor Swiss Centre, 10 Wardour Street London, W1D 6QF www.youth-music-theatre.org.uk T: 0870 240 5057

For more information on refugee issues generally: About Immigration http://www.aboutimmigration.co.uk An online Magazine site written by immigration experts. Electronic information network (http://www.ein.org.uk) Asylum support - a breakdown of asylum policy and legislation as well as important court cases (http://www.asylumsupport.info/home.htm) Immigration and Nationality Directorate - the Home Office department responsible for immigration control's website (http://www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk) For a complete picture of refugee week, (http://www.refugeeweek.org.uk) Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees in the UK - ICAR is an independent information centre that promotes understanding of asylum and refugees in the UK (http://www.icar.org.uk) Refugee and Asylum issues globally: http://www.worldrefugee.com http://www.asylumlaw.org www.exileimages.co.uk

The European Council on Refugees and Exiles (www.ecre.org) Our Partnerships Statutory Agencies Banks of the Wear - 0191 567-9856 - http://bowcp.co.uk Equality NE - 0870 774 3780 - http://www.equality-ne.org.uk

GONE- Government North East (http://www.go-ne.gov.uk) Home Office Refugee Integration Unit (http://www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk)

IRSS Immigration Research & Statistics Service (www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk)

NASS National Asylum Support Service (http://www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk) NECASS-

North East Consortium for Asylum Support Services (http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/home.nsf/a/necass)

Northumbria Probation Service (http://www.northumbria-probation.co.uk)

Northumberland Police (http://www.northumbria.police.uk)

North Tyneside Council (http://www.northtyneside.gov.uk) Stoneham Housing Association - 0191 272 3043

Sunderland City Council (http://www.sunderland.gov.uk) Middlesbrough Borough Council (http://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk)

Darlington Council (http://www.darlington.gov.uk)

Gateshead Social Services (http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/socserv)

Tyneside Careers Service (http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/home.nsf/a/res_tcareers)

Newcastle Refugee & Asylum Seekers Health Action Group (www.nnt.nhs.uk/asylum)

Tyneside Careers Service (http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/home.nsf/a/res_tcareers)

Voluntary Organisations NERS works with a host of voluntary organizations. This list is by no means complete. If you want to be added to our links library please call Roy on 0191 245 7311; Email rb@refugee.org.uk.

BECON- Black & Minority Ethnic Community Organisations Network - 0191 245-3850 Community Enterprise Direct - 01207 500 053 - www.commentdirect.org.uk

The Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust (hact) – www.hact.org.uk Mental Health Matters - 0191 510 3399

Newcastle Racial Equality Council - 0191 2327689 Regional Refugee Forum North East - 0191 245 7311

STAR - Student Action for Refugees (http://www.star-network.org.uk)

VONNE- Voluntary Organisations Network North East - 0191 233-2000 Peace of Paper - an educational creative writing project involving refugees on the theme of conflict and resolution www.peaceofpaper.co.uk