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.
The Refugee Transition Guide was developed by The Refugee and Asylum Forum in partnership with Belfast City Council, NIHE and The Law Centre. It gives vital information to anyone who is applying for, or has recently gained refugee status in Northern Ireland. It is available is several different languages.
Request the guide by emailing email@example.com or calling 028 9027 0663.
Support services guide for migrants
Belfast City Coucil have also produced a guide for those who have recently arrived in Belfast. It includes information about a range of support services. To request a copy of New to Belfast – A Guide to Support Services, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 028 9027 0663.
(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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