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Bath Christian Action Network(BATHCAN) is leading the Churches response in BANES, including the Genesis Trust Refugee Support Fund to which financial donations can be given.



Address: Tolentino Hall, Lawfords Gate, Bristol BS5 0RE.

We offer a Drop-in sessions every week. Monday: 9.30 am to 12.00pm English language classes; hot drinks, snacks & sandwiches.12.30pm to 2.30pm: Computer & IT class. Tuesday: 9.30am to 3pm English language classes; hot drinks and hot lunch. Games. Arts table. Distribution of donated food. Other agencies attend to help members including The Haven (medical support); Red Cross & Albany Solicitors (free immigration and asylum advice.) Tel: 07718 598188. Email:

Bristol Refugee Rights

Drop-in at Malcolm X Centre

Drop-in at Malcolm X Centre provides companionship, English and computer classes, Advocacy and Information, crèche, refreshments, lunch on Thursdays, a sharing shop, food and money support for the destitute, barbering, massage, games and art, access to a nurse from The Haven, wellbeing sessions. Opening hours: Wednesday and Friday 10 – 12.30, Thursday 10 – 3pm

Bristol Hospitality Network

BHN is a network of people offering destitute asylum seekers a place to stay. We support refused asylum seekers with free accommodation and support to get out of destitution (referrals ONLY through Bristol Refugee Rights). BHN also has a drop in on Mondays (12- 3pm) at Easton Family Centre, Beaufort Street, Easton, BS5 0SQ with: hot Lunch, Advocacy team, English classes and games. Website:

British Red Cross

Unit 19, Easton Business Centre, Felix Rd, Easton, BS5 0HE.

If you are without financial support please contact us to find out how we may be able to help you find a route out of destitution. If you have lost contact with family overseas we can help to restore contact between separated families using the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network. Or if you have ‘Family Reunion’ visa for a member of your family the Red Cross may be able to organise and pay for them to travel to the UK. Tel: 0117 9415 040

Refugee Action

We provide Asylum Support Advocacy (ASA). We do not offer a Drop-in service. ASA can help people appeal support application decisions (S98, S95 and S4). Travel assistance to asylum unit, appeals and fresh claims and solicitors. Can also help vulnerable people apply for support when their case is complicated or need access to Social Services support. To make an appointment call 0117 941 5960 on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday between 10.00 and 15.00.

Refugee Women of Bristol

Drop in on Tuesdays, 10am to 3pm at Malcolm X Centre, City Road, St Pauls: English classes, advice and Information, Somali/Arabic interpreters, different activities.


Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (GARAS)

We offer a Drop-in 'safe space', activities, refreshments, relationships; information, advocacy & advice on health, housing, benefits, immigration, law, education, careers; counselling provision for those suffering the effects of trauma; access to other agencies; food, toys, furniture, household items & bedding. We liaise with other agencies in Gloucestershire who encounter asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants. At the moment we do not have any need for more volunteers (October 2015) but please check our website for potential future opportunities. Tel: 01452 550528 Email:


The Harbour Project

St Luke’s Hall Broad Street Swindon


Services Provided: Drop-in Centre, Mentoring and Advocacy, Advice and Signposting, Befriending, Translating, Classes, Women’s Group, Sports Coaching (Cricket and Football), Trips and other Events

Help Needed: (Note: Some needs change with time - contact as below for updated information) funds/fundraising, volunteers – to help run any of the services listed. Training is given. Donations of tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits, etc. Donations of some types of clothing and shoes – contact us for latest needs, bicycles in working order, translators - Arabic speakers in particular. Football coach, provision of lifts. Tel: 01793 611 682, Email:

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