Practical help, advice, support and social activities for asylum seeking women and children.
Home 125-127 High Street, Wavertree, Liverpool L15 8JS home
Active 8 provide housing, counselling and support to young unaccompanied asylum seekers over 16 years of age. Active8 help young asylum seekers to integrate into a new culture, access medical care and provide opportunities for education, socialising, volunteering and counselling.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, with a drop in on Wednesdays.
Active 8 offer 24 hour emergency help online.
Home 35 Earle Road, Liverpool L7 6HD home
The Al Ghazali Centre provides ESOL classes for women only, at a variety of ability levels. Please call for details of class dates and times.
Home British Red Cross, Bradbury House, Tower Street, Brunswick Business Park Liverpool L3 4BJ home
British Red Cross offers:
Connexions can help young asylum seekers and refugees access education and training opportunities. Although most of their referrals come through schools and the Leaving Care Team, they would be happy to be approached directly. Connexions are also able to offer advice about training opportunities to adult asylum seekers, please contact for more information. Connexions has four locations around the city, call or visit website for details.
Home Corner of Lawrence Rd and Wellington Rd, Wavertree, Liverpool L15 0HY home
Frontline Church is one of five churches in the city offering a Foodbank, please see the Practical Help page for more information. Frontline also host monthly cultural meals for women and their children offering the chance to cook food from different cultures, socialise and meet each other. They have enjoyed food from a variety of countries – including DRC, Libya, Pakistan, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and many more. Children attending with their mothers can go into the Kidz Klub.
Meals tend to be on the 1st Saturday of the month at 18.00, but please call Felicity Dobrushi on the number above before attending.
Home 72-74 Durning Road, Kensington, Liverpool L7 5NG home
The Health Energy Advice Team (HEAT) in Kensington oversees a number of projects; please also see the entry in the Support & Advice section.
The Liverpool Domestic Abuse Service based at HEAT, offers help and support to women (including women of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee origin, including asylum seekers) who are suffering from physical, sexual, psychological, financial and emotional domestic abuse.
Women can self refer please call HEAT on telephone number provided or alternatively call the Women’s Aid 24 hr line on 0808 200 0247
Home 23 Quorn Street, Liverpool L7 2QR home
The Centre offers a range of activities, child care and advice. They have a Refugee, Asylum Seeker and BME worker and also offer ESOL classes.
Home Drop in at: St Patrick's Church Hall, South Chester St, Toxteth, Liverpool L8 5RA home
MRANG aims to provide a full range of services for pre and post natal asylum seeking and refugee women, supporting them in a caring and confidential environment. MRANG can provide a variety of services and sign-posting support such as:
• Providing access to Social Workers
• A drop in centre at St Patrick’s Church
• Structured child play on Fridays, one to one
• Access to qualified nurses (HIV certificated) and health advocacy
• Access to Sure Start and PCT
• Free baby equipment and clothing for mother and baby, recycling service
• Access to counselling for children and adults
• Free legal advice on asylum and Human Rights issues
• Escorts to and from court
• Trips out and much more
Tuesdays 10:30 – 14:30
Fridays 13:30 – 16:30
Home PSS, 18 Seel Street, Liverpool L1 4BE home
Women’s counselling service is available offering one on one therapy; women can have a few sessions or longer term counselling. Therapies are considerate to cultural differences. People can self refer, or have somebody call for them. PSS’s Gateway project can also help asylum seekers who need help filling in application forms or writing letters. Please call the number above or text 07595863156.
Home Methodist Church, 294 Kensington, Liverpool L7 2RN home
A weekly support group run by Healthy Inclusion and STAR Liverpool which provides friendship, practical support (e.g. food and clothes), socialising opportunities and a variety of activities.
Opening Hours: Mondays from 10am