Refugees Home Homeless and Wellbeing 30th Jan 2019

See below for:

Resources for people who find themselves working with refugees who are facing homelessness, in West London.  Including participating organisations 2015 – 2019.

About the event on 30th January 2019

At: Centre for Armenian Information and Advice (CAIA)
‘Hayashen’ 105 Mill Hill Road, Acton Town, W3 8JF       Nearest Tube:  Acton Town

Refugees: Home, Homelessness, Mental Health and Wellbeing
9.15am for 9.30 start, to 1.00pm with extended campaigning workshop until 3.00 (HEAR/RoTA)

A networking, information sharing and collaboration / planning event for people concerned about the risk and impact of homelessness and insecure housing and futures for refugees  and asylum seekers in London, also considering links between homelessness and refugees’ mental health, poor mental health and wellbeing.

Please email  to book a place.
Please let us know if you have any access or other needs.

  • Also please let us know if you would be interested in
    – a hotspot (2 minutes to raise an issue or talk about your work)
    – facilitating a table discussion – and the topic you would be keen to facilitate
    – bringing materials to display / give out

Spotlight and Discussion write ups from our network event in January 2018: Refugees: Home Homelessness and Destitution

KP, Refugee Advocacy Network, Refugee Council, discussion notes on Move on period, Hostility to Refugees  Also Move On Briefing
CG, HEAR, Mental Health, Refugees and Homelessness
MW, Refugee Rights Data Project, ‘A Hostile Environment’ Documenting the Living Situation for Asylum-Seekers in London
LEP, Connection at St Martins, NRPF and Complex needs Table writeup

Thanks to Frontline Workers’ Network again for their support for the event on 24th January 2018.  Frontline will hold a major conference on Thurs 7 June 2018 in Holborn, Central London on the theme “Wellbeing on the Frontline”   They also have the Vicar’s Fund, details on their website.

continues to welcome new member organisations and participants in a wide range of equality and human rights-focussed events and other activities.  Contact Christine Goodall, the Coordinator, directly on who can sign you up for their regular London-wide Bulletin or see their website continues with our own networking and discussions with 2-3 workshops at REAP’s Annual conference on 4th July 2018.  I’m attaching a ‘Hold the Date’.  There will be up to 15 workshops on the day, many running in parallel including mental health, young refugees, interpreting and other topics.

Coming up


4th July 2019  REAP Annual Conference, including workshops on Refugees: Home Homelessness, and on Young refugees and mental wellbeing.

Participating Organisations

The following organisations have been involved in discussions about Refugees, Home and Homelessness in West London during events in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

999 Club Trust
Action West London (Prev. Action Acton)
Advocacy for Nepalese Organisations
African Refugee Community N20
Albert Kennedy Trust
All African Women’s Group
Ashiana Network
Black Womens Rape Action Project (BWRAP)
British Red Cross,
Cardinal Hume Centre
Care 2 Talk
Centre for Armenian Information and Advice (CAIA)
Challenge, The
Citizens UK Brent
CNWL – NHS Mental Health Trust (WLMHT)
Connection at St Martins
Crossroads Women’s Centre
Doctors of the World
Ealing Advice Forum (EAF)
Ealing Community and Voluntary Service (ECVS)
Ealing Food Bank
Ealing Women’s Forum
ELATT Connected Learning,
Fayre Share Foundation
Felix Project
Freedom from Torture (FFT)(Prev. Medical Foundation For The Care Of Victims Of Torture)
Frontline Workers Network
Glass Door Homeless Charity (prev WL Churches Homeless Concern)
Green Room, The (See Standing Together)
HEAR – Humanity, Equalities, Rights Network
Helen Bamber Foundation, The
Help through Crisis (Ealing)
Homeless Link
Hope for Southall Homeless – Street Homeless Drop in
Horn of Africa Youth Association, HAYA
Housing Justice
Inclusion London
International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
Iranian Welfare Association IWA London
London Churches Refugee Network (LCRN)
Micro-Rainbow (International)
Migrant Help UK
Migrants Organise (Prev. Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum (MRCF)
MIND in Ealing and Hounslow
MIND, Wandsworth & Westminster
MTG Solicitors
New Way Project
No Accommodation Network (NACCOM)
Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS)
One Housing Group One Support
Origin Housing
Pathway (at UCLHospital)
PRAXIS and Praxis Interpreting
Pregnancy Matters Hounslow
Project 17
Race Equality Foundation (REF)
Race on the Agenda (RoTA)
Rahab UK
Refugee Action
Refugee and Migrant Network, Sutton
Refugee Council
Refugee Rights Data Project
Refugees at Home
Refugees in Effective and Active Partnership (REAP)
Refugees Welcome Ealing
Refugees Welcome Haringey
Refugees Welcome Hounslow (RWH)
Room to Heal
Safer Sister, Manchester
Salusbury World Refugee Centre
Southall Food Bank Café
St Mungos
Standing Together Against Domestic Violence
Stonewall Housing
Strategic Alliance on Migrant Destitution
Thames Reach
Turning Point
UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG)
West London College
West London Mission (WLM)(See Housing Justice)
West London, formerly Ealing Equality Council (EREC)
Winvisible (Women with Visible and Invisible Disabilities)
Yiewsley Baptist Church
Young Minds
Young Roots (Prev. Refugee Youth Project)


Other Useful Contacts

Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP) and ASAN Googlegroup, access to training
Frontline Worker Network
HEAR Network, Bulletin and Googlegroup on Disabled Refugees
Homeless Link Network and Googlegroup
MigrationWork CIC
NRPF Network



About the Wed 24th January 2018
“Refugees: Home, Homelessness, Destitution and Survival”
(9.30) 10.00 – 1.00, at “Hayashen” (CAIA), 105a Mill Hill Road, Acton W3 8JF
Organised by HEAR / REAP    Tube Acton Town

for all West London / London Voluntary, community and statutory sector  with an interest in making contacts and networking; to help us all respond effectively to refugees and asylum seekers (and refused asylum seekers) who are struggling with homelessness and destitution.

This workshop will follow up on and continue discussions and connections started up over the past two years at a couple of similar events, including one the previous January.  It will be a chance to form new links, share questions, news, ideas and expertise.  You do not need to have been to any earlier events to find this workshop useful, but we hope that if you have been to one of these earlier events you will come along again this January to strengthen connections.
Discussion themes will include :
–           home and homelessness,
–           mental and emotional health, health access,
–           accommodation options after S4 refused,
–           the 28 days after ‘Leave’ and risk of destitution,
–           Community Care Assessments, sources of support,
–           other topics and contributions welcome.

Please check for most recent updates, and also see
To book email  your name, organisation and any access needs.

Our sincere thanks to St Martin’s Frontline Workers Network for their support for this event and to City Bridge and Trust for London for supporting HEAR’s work including this event.
REAP   (Charity 1103345)    Sarah
HEAR  Christine, Mhairi