Links to useful resources for UK lawyers, legal aid and support services
http://www.biduk.org/ Bail for Immigration Detainess- challenges immigration detention in the UK and makes free applications to secure asylum seekers and migrations release from detention
http://oisc.homeoffice.gov.uk/how_to_find_a_regulated_immigration_adviser/ Office of the Immigration Services Comission (OISC)- you can search for an immigration advisor on there website
http://www.ilpa.org.uk/search-directory.php -Link to access a directory to find an immigration advisor near you
Childrens Panel (England only)- call if you are a child in the UK alone and are applying for asylum
Contact number- 02073461134 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 5.30pm)
Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP)- Provides free legal advice and representation to asylum seekers appealing against home office decisions refusing or withdrawing their housing, financial assistance or both.
Advice line- 02037160283
Advice, Health and Theraputic Service Project Bradford- support service for asylum seekers and refugees in Bradford. Contact number- 01274924982
Refugee Council- offers signposting to services and offers support through the provision of destitution services. Please click on the link below for more information on services available: https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/how_can_we_help_you/i_am_seeking_asylum
If you are a child under 18 please contact the childrens section on 02073461134
http://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/ The Law society England and Wales- can search there directory to find a solicitor in England or Wales
For inquiries please email- Helpline- 02073549264 (currently closed)
https://www.lawscot.org.uk/wcm/lssservices/find_a_solicitor/Core/directory.aspx the Law society Scotland- has a register of solicitors. Phone number 0131226949
http://www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/page404 Scottish Refugee Council- list of solicitors in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Telephone advice number- 0141 223 7979
Monday 10am -12pm and 2pm - 4pm
Tuesday 10am -12pm and 2pm - 4pm
Wednesday 2pm – 4pm (closed morning)
Thursday 10am -12pm and 2pm - 4pm
Friday 10am -12pm and 2pm - 4pm
https://www.migranthelpuk.org/ Free asylum helpline- 0808 8000 630
http://www.nilsc.org.uk/ Legal Advice in Northern Ireland- publishes a list of legal representatives in Northern Ireland.
Refugee Action- Provides information and advice on a range of issues including the asylum process and claiming asylum.
Services they provide
-Asylum Crisis; if you need accommodation or support/your support has been refused or terminated call 02079521599 (London) or 01618315452 (Manchester)
- Prevent Asylum Homelessness Manchester- for people who have lost their support or accommodation and are homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless because their asylum claim was refused. Contact number- 01618315449
CARE project Birmingham- for people who have lost their support or accommodation and are homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless because their asylum claim was refused. Contact number- 01212013090
- Children and Families Bradford- support service for families with kids who have refugee status or are seeking asylum to become active members of their community and access support in Bradford. Contact number- 01274924982
Asylum Support Application UK- call if you are an asylum seeker and cant support yourself financially and want to apply for asylum support
Contact number- 08088000631 (Monday to Friday, 8am - 5.30pm
Liverpool Asylum Outreach and Support Project- Provides information and support for asylum seekers and those who have recently been granted asylum.
Contact number- 07917093159
Increasing Asylum Justice Manchester- Provides legal support on preparing asylum claims and appeals for asylum seekers living in Manchester.
Contact number- 01618315448