Further Links

Welsh Links

The BVSNW aims to enhance the profile of the Black Voluntary Sector and Communities by providing an infrastructure through a needs driven service, underpinned by equality and justice, to promote and support our common aspirations.

The group aims to assist asylum seekers and refugees with an academic background or an interest in higher education.

The RedCross provide a variety of services to asylum seekers and refugees in South and Mid Wales.

SOVA has in the past provided a Peer Mentoring scheme, Plethu, which seeks to help asylum seekers and refugees. They are currently developing new projects.

SBASSG is a community group run by asylum seekers, refugees and other local people.

Formerly the Welsh Consortium for Refugees Asyum Seekers & Migrants, plays a lead role working with a range of partners from the statutory, voluntary and community sectors in the development of strategic policies and initiatives on asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Wales.

WCVA is the voice of the voluntary sector in Wales. We represent and campaign for voluntary organisations, volunteers and communities.

Refugee Agencies

Asylum Justice – Drop-in centre at the City Church, Windsor Place, Cardiff on Tues and Saturdays.

Migrant Helpline is an independent non-government organisation and is committed to providing a comprehensive and wide-ranging reception and advice service to asylum seekers and refugees presenting and residing within the South East of England.

Refugee Action supports refugees and asylum seekers by providing advice and assistance and is committed to their settlement through community development work.

The Refugee Council is the largest organisation in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees. The website offers an extensive range of information.

The Scottish Refugee Council is a charity providing advice, information and assistance to asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland.

Website in development.

Refugee Week aims to celebrate the enormous contribution of refugees to the UK and promote understanding about the reasons why people seek sanctuary, through arts, cultural and educational events that take place all across the UK.

Other Agencies

Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees in the UK

Since 1933 CARA has helped academic refugees from all over the World.

HACT is a development agency that acts as a catalyst for change in the housing sector. HACT promotes solutions for people on the margins of mainstream housing.

The Immigration Advisory Service is a charity providing legal assistance on asylum and immigration matters.

JCWI is an independent national voluntary organisation, campaigning for justice and combating racism in immigration and asylum law and policy.

The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture provides care and rehabilitation to survivors of torture and other forms of organised violence.

National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns assists communities and individuals fighting deportation.

Praxis has focused its work on the problems faced by displaced people in the UK, and it is committed to the development of Refugee Community Organisations.

Save the Children fight for children in the UK and around the world who suffer from poverty, disease, injustice and violence, working with them to find lifelong answers to the problems they face.

STAR provides university students and young people the opportunity to learn about and raise awareness of refugee issues, to support refugees in a practical way in their local communities through volunteering and campaign for the rights of refugees.


The Home Office is the Government Department with overall responsibility for Asylum as well as other policy areas, such as Crime & Policing, Immigration and Nationality.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is an humanitarian organisation mandated by the United Nations to lead and co-ordinate international action for the world-wide protection of refugees and the resolution of refugee problems.

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22nd-23rd March 2011

Training on 'Making Your Service Effective' held at the Community First for RCOs and Board.

26th February 2011

Meeting held with the RCOs and more meetings to follow every two months starting this April, 2011.

25th February 2011

Meeting held with North East Refugee Forum to exchange information and develop areas of work.

31st January 2011

Dialogue has been opened with the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) to pursue a way forward for the organisation.

Still Human Still Here – will update when more information comes.

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