Support Organisations - Immigration and language

Last updated 25 July 2018

Asylum Advice UK
http://asylumhelpuk.org/ (opens in a new window)
Confidential advice and guidance for asylum seekers and their dependents.
Asylum Helpline – English: 0808 8000 630 (opening hours Monday – Friday 8.30am- 5.30pm)
Helpline numbers for other languages can be found online

War Child
https://www.warchild.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Working to protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children caught up in war.

The Children’s Section
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/what_we_do/childrens_services(opens in a new window)
Advice and support to unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the UK.

Freedom From Torture
http://www.freedomfromtorture.org/ (opens in a new window)
Provides clinical services to survivors of torture who arrive in the UK, as well as working on rights.

UK Immigration 
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration (opens in a new window)
Information from UK Visas and Immigration Agency.

British Citizenship
https://www.gov.uk/browse/citizenship/citizenship (opens in a new window)
Information on becoming a citizen, Life in The UK test and getting a passport.

ESOL (English for Speakers of Another Language) Courses online
http://www.esolcourses.com/ (opens in a new window)
Online help for practicing English, also offering free interactive listening lessons. 

Gov.UK
https://www.gov.uk/visas-immigration (opens in a new window)
Information about immigration categories for non-European nationals.

Refugee Council
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Advice for refugees and asylum seekers.

Migrant Help
http://www.migranthelp.org/ (opens in a new window)
Offering guidance and support to migrants in distress and victims of Human Trafficking. 

Asylum Aid
http://www.asylumaid.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Asylum Aid provides free application legal advice to vulnerable and disadvantaged UK asylum seekers.
Advice Line: 0207 354 9264 (lines open Tuesdays 1pm – 4pm)

Refugee Action
http://www.refugee-action.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Support information regarding the asylum process and assisted voluntary return. 

British Red Cross
https://www.redcross.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/how-we-support-refugees (opens in a new window)
Support for vulnerable refugees and UK asylum seekers. 

UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency
http://www.unhcr.org/uk/asylum-and-migration.html (opens in a new window)
UNHCR provides legal and policy guidance for refugees and UK asylum seekers.