Groups providing information, advice and support
To respond most sensitively and effectively it is important to be well informed and well equipped. It is also important to be aware of the limitations of what help you are able to give people in certain situations. In addition to the material on the information pages of this site, here you will find and contact details for groups and organisations which support specific groups of ethnic minority people. There are also links to other sites where you can go to find further information. These links will be useful if you wish to signpost someone to a group which is better equipped to deal with a specific need, or has the expertise needed to provide correct and helpful advice.
Advice and support for people needing to claim asylum. Contact: Bryson House, 28 Bedford Street, Belfast, BT2 7FE. Tel: (028) 9031 5744, or visit their website.
This refugee-led group advises and supports refugees and people who are seeking asylum. Tel: 028 9024 6699 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NI Strategic Migration Partnership
The Stronger Together Network provides information about training and advice events at local level.
This guide has been produced by Belfast City Council to help those applying for, or who have recently gained, refugee status in Northern Ireland. (Some other councils also provide information. For a list of their contact details see NI Direct)
NI Direct provides information and guidance for migrant workers: http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/migrant-workers
The Law Centre NI can provide advice on immigration and asylum issues. Visit their website for more information.
For other organisations supporting people seeking asylum please see the Refugees in Northern Ireland leaflet.
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