There are many organisations in the UK that can offer vital help to vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers:
1. People who need advice and support
"Get connected" help line for young people
Get Connected finds young people help by giving emotional support, exploring the options available to a young person and putting them in touch with the service that can help them best. Call 0808 808 4994.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is the agency mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide.
Migrant Help is the largest UK-wide charity offering advice and support to vulnerable migrants, helping them feel protected, informed and safe..
Asylum Aid gives free legal advice and represents the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people seeking asylum in the UK in their asylum applications.
Refugee Action provides practical advice and assistance for newly arrived asylum seekers and is committed to their settlement through community development work.
Shelter helps 100,000 people find and keep a home each year.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is part of an international Christian church and one of the largest providers of social welfare in the world.
The Refugee Council provides support and help to refugees and asylum seekers.
2. Background and policy information on refugee issues
The Home Office is the Government department responsible for internal affairs and immigration control (permission to stay, citizenship, asylum) in England and Wales.
European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)
The European Council on Refugees and Exiles is a pan-European network of refugee-assisting non-governmental organisations, aiming to promote the protection and integration of refugees in Europe.
Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA)
The Immigration Law Practitioners' Association promotes and improves the advising and representation of immigrants, and provides information to members on domestic and European immigration, refugee and nationality law.
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