Useful Links and Websites for refugee support

On this page find links about:

Children and Young Refugees
Refugees Home Homelessness Destitution (current) and also Homelessness and Mental Health (from Feb 2019)
Helping people gain confidence in speaking English – methods and materials for group leaders
Advice and Legal links
Larger Refugee organisations and bodies
Equality and Anti-discrimination
Supporting and Capacity Building for Refugee Organisations
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Other topics

Children and Young Refugees

For mapping of current support for AS&R children and young people in London, please see our recent post
For a detailed list of current support organisations in London, for Children and Young Refugees

Refugees – Home Homelessness and Destitution 28 Days

Write ups, resources and links from networking events in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Helping people gain confidence in Speaking English
Using ‘Chain’ activities
Using ‘Circle’ activities
Using ‘Flash Card’ activities
Using ‘Tea and Coffee’ as a learning activity
Using ‘Glossary’ activities
Using ‘Homework Sheets’ activities
Using ‘Pair Work’ activities
Using ‘Repeat after me’ activities
Using ‘Role Play’
Using ‘School Alphabet’ activities
Using Songs and Poems

2018 HEAR London’s VCS Equality and Human Rights Network is organising a pan-equality Roundtable and future activities to build links and share knowledge and contacts across equality specialists who support people towards and into work.  Email Christine
Action West London
  ELATT  Training and Employment  Asphaleia
Transitions: Employment for refugee professionals
Refugee Assesment & Guidance Unit (RAGU)
Support refugees with high level education or professional qualifications into employment and education. (Checked 2016)

Advice and Legal
Hillingdon Law Centre: Community Law Centre for Hillingdon, Ealing and Hounslow residents.
Coram Children’s Legal Centre
Support for advice services Ealing Advice Forum  The Ealing Advice Forum endeavours to be the main point of contact for information, consultation and communication on all advice and information issues that are relevant and important to the advice and information providers in the borough. (Checked 2016);  NRPF Network  No Recourse to Public Funds Network

Multi-facet / larger Refugee bodies
Refugee Council  Largest organisation in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees. (Checked 2016)
United Nations High Comissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)  The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. (Checked 2016)

Equality, Anti-Discrimination, Diversity, anti-Hate Crime
HEAR Network London’s VCS Network of Equality and Human Rights Organisations
Migrant Rights Network, Race on the Agenda, Women’s Resource Centre, Inclusion London (Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations), centred (Diverse LGBT/intersectional)

Supporting Refugee Organisations
Evelyn Oldfield Unit, Refugee Council RCO Project,

Mental Health and Wellbeing
Freedom from Torture, Helen Bamber Foundation, MIND first step descriptions of mental health conditions and help for self-management, Baobab Centre for Young People,

Moving Here: 200 years of migration to England
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