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Refugee Council Age Dispute Project

The Age Dispute Project assists unaccompanied asylum seeking children who are deemed to be over 18 by either the Home Office or Social Services to challenge this decision.

Refugee Council Children's Section

Supports children seeking asylum in the UK who are without any parent or guardian. Advises young people on their asylum claims, legal representation and support from social services. Supports young people for important appointments with solicitors, the Home Office, or Social Services. Provides a bilingual adviser or an adviser with the help of an interpreter. 

Refugee Council: Young Trafficked People's Project

Advice, advocacy  and casework support for young victims of trafficking and modern slavery and advice for professionals working with them. The advisers are First Responders to the NRM and deal with the asylum, trafficking, welfare and criminal issues. The young people referred to the Project must be under 18 years old. The Project covers London and some areas of the UK.

> South West London Law Centres

South West London Law Centres (SWLLC) provides specialist legal advice and representation to people who could not otherwise afford access to justice. Solicitors focus on social welfare law issues such as community care, discrimination, employment, housing, immigration & asylum, debt and welfare benefits to people living across South West London.

SWLLC provides free legal advice at their weekly advice clinics at five locations across South West London, including Croydon.

> Young Roots

Casework Drop-In, Immigration Advice Drop-In (CORAM) and Age Asessment Drop-In (monthly).


> Action for Refugees in Lewisham

Advice service on welfare benefit, housing, health, education, employment or immigration problems. Foodbank service can be accessed following an assessment.

Afghan & Central Asian Association

Advice service on welfare benefit, housing, health, education, employment or immigration problems.

Barnet Refugee Service 

Advice service on welfare benefits, housing, health, education, employment or immigration problems.

> Consonant (formerly Migrants Resource Centre)

Runs ESOL classes, and provides support with finding a job, & health services. In Westminster specifically- advice service on range of issues including benefits, money advice, housing, job searching. Drop in Tuesdays 10-12.30 at Derry House 

> Coram Childen's Legal Centre (CCLC)

CCLC provides free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals, as well as international consultancy on child law and children’s rights.
CCLC's The Migrant Children’s Project works to protect and promote the rights of children and young people affected by UK immigration control by offering free legal advice on all immigration-related issues.

Coram Voice

Advocacy support for young people aged under 25 who would like support around homelessness or who would like support around issues with social services.

Hackney Migrant Centre

Advice service on welfare benefit, housing, health, education, employment or immigration problems.

Haringey Migrant Support Centre

Advice service on welfare benefit, housing, health, education, employment or immigration problems 

Just For Kids Law

Supporting young people to learn about their rights and entitlements, in house legal team, and youth opportunities team to support young people to access employment, education, and training.  

Lewisham Refugee & Migrant Network

Immigration advice, housing advice and welfare advice for people from refugee, asylum seeker and migrant backgrounds who are facing destitution, homelessness or have no recourse to public funds (NRPF).  Although based in Lewisham, many of our projects and services are open to people from all over London.

Liberty Human Rights

Legal advice and information on human rights issues.

> Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU)

MiCLU is a specialist legal and policy hub based at Islington Law Centre that provides direct legal representation to migrant and refugee children in asylum and immigration matters.

> Migrant Help

Charity supporting asylum seekers, refugees and victims of human trafficking and modern slavery. Legal advice & support with housing applications.

Free asylum helpline: 0808 8010 503

> Praxis

Provides advice, information and casework support, including specialist immigration advice, and general support with housing, welfare, and healthcare. Primarily for residents in Tower Hamlets 

> Rights of Women

Rights of Women provide free and confidential legal advice to women about family law, criminal law and immigration and asylum law.

> Refugee & Migrant Forum East London (Ramfel)

Ramfel support with a range of issues by appointment only- Housing, Immigration, Foodbank & Welfare.

Right to Remain

Legal toolkits and information about the asylum process. Translated and videos are avaialable.

> South London Refugee Association (SLRA)

Drop-in advice service for ages 18-24.

Call us

Support Line 0800 980 7475

Monday to Saturday, 3 to 6pm

Croydon Service 020 8251 0251

Merton Service 020 3984 4004

Sutton Service 020 8680 8899