What we offer
Asylum seekers and refugees have lived through a traumatic past and face an unknown future. The Centre aims to be a sanctuary in a hostile world. Thanks to the commitment of our staff, volunteers and donors, we are able to offer emotional and practical support to people who often find doors closed to them elsewhere.
We have four part-time staff members and a team of 40 volunteers. Our advice workers are all Office of the Immigration Services Commission (OISC) qualified – our senior Advice Worker to OISC level 2. We hold an Advice Quality standard mark.
We offer a warm meal twice-weekly at our Drop-In Cafés when local businesses like Pret a Manger, Gail’s Bakery and Nando’s donate food. We give food parcels and clothing to the destitute and also contribute to their travel costs to the Centre.
Our specialist advice team covers:
- Immigration and asylum
- Housing and benefits
We also work with our visitors to develop their personal and
professional skills with:
- English classes, individually or in small groups.
- Help with translations, filling in forms and developing telephone skills
- Advice on writing CVs and seeking jobs.