THIS IS A DIRECTORY OF REFUGEE SUPPORT SERVICES AND PROJECTS IN SOUTH DEVON
Beyond Borders Totnes & District BBT&D
BBT&D provides a point of co-ordination & information about local initiatives enabling communication between local people wanting to contribute to or create support for asylum seekers and refugees in the south of Devon – and internationally. https://beyondborderstotnes.org.uk/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Totnes Citizens UK
organises communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good; develops leadership capacity of its members so people can hold politicians and other decision-makers to account on the refugee crisis.
Facebook or Twitter Totnes Citizens UK @Totnescitzsuk
Based in Totnes, Devon Integr8 UK is a non-profit community development project that empowers refugees and asylum seekers and helps them integrate into their host communities and start a positive life and work experience.
www.integr8uk.org Saif Ali email@example.com
The Dartington Hall Trust Asylum and Refugee Project
Ashburton Refugees Support Network
through collaboration, discussion and practical action lobbies, raises awareness of the challenges facing refugees and asylum seekers and engages with refugees and asylum seekers, both in the UK and overseas, to offer friendship and support.
South Brent Refugee Support Network
Welcomes refugees in the area by offering support in various ways including fundraising, support for existing projects, connecting with other groups and sharing information.
If living near South Brent, more information available from: Lindsey on 07970 208204 or Ginny on 07934 424212
Newton Crisis Aid
Based in Newton Abbott – fundraising to provide funds to groups supporting refugees and others in need. Hold a weekly clothing collection at Newton Abbot Racecourse (Thurs 2-4pm) Contact via Facebookwww.facebook.com/groups/923462197721827/
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Refugee Support Devon RSD
Based in Exeter, RSD is a well-established, non-profit organization that supports asylum seekers and refugees in the Devon area, providing information, advice, support services, advocacy, English classes, leisure and sporting activities, women’s outreach project-& more personal assistance. http://refugeesupportdevon.org.uk/ Tel: 01392 682185
DCRS Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support
Provides advice, support, education, IT facilities and a friendly communal space for asylum seekers in the region.
Donation distribution http://dcrs-plymouth.org/ 01752 265 952
Activities & Well-Being Co-ordinator Suvi email@example.com
British Red Cross Refugee Support
The Red Cross run a welcome project in Plymouth, introducing asylum seekers to the area, putting them in touch with local services. They can sometimes provide financial support for destitute asylum seekers and refugees. The Red Cross also provides a tracing and messaging service for families separated by conflict or disaster.
18 Catherine Street, Plymouth, PL1 2AD 01752 766987 / 07921 941107
START Students and Refugees Together
Works in partnership with families, individuals and organisations to facilitate the transition of refugees from people in need to self reliant contributors to their local communities. (Cultural Kitchen Every other Friday, 4.00pm-8.30pm)
Hana Sklenkova HSklenkova@studentsandrefugeestogether.com
Issac Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org
PDREC Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council
PDREC is an independent and impartial registered charity working across Plymouth, Exeter and Devon to promote equality of opportunity and towards eliminating racial discrimination. They have offices in Plymouth and Exeter.
plymouthanddevonrec.org.uk / 01752 224555
Plymouth County Council Social Inclusion Unit
(… helps with homelessness or long term unemployment teenage pregnancy young carers ,asylum seekers and refugees) email@example.com 01752 668000
Plymouth NHS Asylum Seeker and Refugee Mental Health Team
In addition to initial assessment the team provides intervention to improve mental well being and prevent deterioration, and assists clients in accessing other mental health specialists such as psychiatrists and psychotherapists. 95% of the work of the team is performed by interpreters, either via phone or face to face, depending on clients’ choice.
Address: The Veranda, Mount Gould Hospital, Plymouth Tel (01752) 434753
Set up and run by asylum seekers, the Give Back project offers help to charities and events around Plymouth. It has a large, well-organised team of volunteers who can take on a huge variety of projects in/ for local communities. Waleed Abdalluh firstname.lastname@example.org
Acommunity football club made up of members from a variety of ethnic and social backgrounds and from a host of countries from across the world. www.plymouthhope.com
David Feindouno: email@example.com
Open Hearts Open Borders Refugee Aid
http://ohob.org.uk/ – collects donations and send a 40ft Aid Container to Syria every three months, and provide items to other camps across Europe including Greece, Calais, Dunkirk, and Paris.
Farady Feanside firstname.lastname@example.org
DCRS Clothing store and emergency food support
Welcomes donations of clothing, bedding and baby items – made available to any asylum seekers in the region, free of charge. Call us to check on which days our clothing store is open and discuss any donation http://dcrs-plymouth.org/ 01752 265 952
Children’s Storehouse, Vineyard Church
Welcomes donations of good quality baby and children’s equipment, toys, books, clothing for all ages of children, cots / single beds, bed linen and towels.
http://plymouthvineyard.org.uk/childrens-storehouse/ Tel: 01752 651818
CAB Citizens Advice
Helps people to resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policy makers. 0344 826 9717 0344 826 9717
Law Clinic – Plymouth University
The Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA)
ILPA is a professional association the majority of whose members are barristers, solicitors and advocates practising in all aspects of immigration, asylum and nationality law.
Migrant Legal Project
Delivers publicly-funded and not-for-profit legal advice and representation throughout Wales, the west and southwest of England http://migrantlegalproject.com/ 01752 547 134 email@example.com
These Legal Aid solicitors based in Nottingham assist Red Cross clients with urgent housing, wellbeing and immigration matters. The firm have a dedicated department experienced in conducting court proceedings in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
Open Doors International Language School
Specialises in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages in a multicultural training environment phone – +44 (0) 1752 258771 firstname.lastname@example.org
Offers free lunches for asylum seekers & refugees, language classes especially for refugees or asylum seekers in the UK less than 6 months or on waiting list for other provision in Plymouth https://localgiving.org/charity/localgivingcom-abouttime/
01752 567420 Marlene Schuster email@example.com
Tony Ferret firstname.lastname@example.org
Plymouth Access to Housing (PATH)
PATH – a charity supporting people vulnerable to homelessness in Devon, offering a range of accommodation-based services from work with rough sleepers through to support for maintaining tenancies. The Refugee Housing Support Service (RHSS) provides housing-related support to refugees, addressing resettlement, housing, accessing services, developing independence and integration options and opportunities. http://www.pathdevon.org/ 01752 255889
Plymouth Community Homes
Hayley Kemp email@example.com
Plymouth Centre for Faith and Cultural Diversity
Tel: 01752 254438 or 01752 223026 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
All Nations Ministries
Plymouth Kurdish Community:
Sikh Community Devon & Cornwall
Devon and Cornwall Food Association
DCFA ensures that usable, in-date food does not go to landfill but is distributed to those most in need (via issue to charitable organisations), thus reducing carbon dioxide emissions and ensuring that those in need within communities can access healthy food and improve their lifestyles.
Exeter: email@example.com 07880814064
Plymouth: firstname.lastname@example.org 07970909912