Helping Refugee and Asylum Seekers rebuild their lives in Wales

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About the Welsh Refugee Council

Helping Refugee and Asylum Seekers rebuild their lives in Wales

The Welsh Refugee Council is an independent charity and the lead agency working for refugees and asylum seekers in Wales. We work to help refugees and asylum seekers to rebuild their lives in Wales through the provision of confidential and independent, specialist advice and support services in Cardiff, Wrexham, Swansea and Newport, we are also the coordinator of Refugee Week Wales. We are guided by the core principle that the right to seek asylum is a fundamental human right as stated in the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, and it is our humanitarian duty to actively participate in saving the lives of people who, by force, have to flee their homeland in search of their basic human rights.

We advocate for: The right to seek asylum under the 1951 UN Refugee Convention and access to high quality legal advice when making an asylum claim. Basic support to all asylum seekers as and when is needed, and that no one is unnecessarily pressured to return to an unsafe country. Age assessments to be carried out within a child centric framework that places the best interests of the child first and foremost. The circumstances of victims of violence or persecution to be fully considered in the development of Government policies and an end to the policy of enforce destitution fro refused asylum seekers. The protection of women in the asylum process, recognition of gender-based persecution and full implementation of the women’s asylum charter. Adherence to the principles of non-refoulement in order that where a person is in danger that falls outside of the UN Refugee Convention, they can be granted humanitarian protection or other status.

Head Office Phoenix House, 389 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 1TP Tel: 029 2048 9800 Fax: 029 2043 2980 [email protected] www.facebook.com/welshrefcouncil www.twitter.com/welshrefcouncil

www.welshrefugeecouncil.org.uk

Newport

Swansea

Wrexham

High Street Chambers 51 High Street Newport N20 1GB Tel: 01633 266420 Fax: 01633 266421 [email protected]

Third Floor, Grove House Grove Place Swansea SA1 5DF Tel: 01792 630180 Fax: 01792 630181 [email protected]

Trinity House Trinity Street Wrexham LL11 1NL Tel: 01978 367890 Fax: 01978 367891 [email protected]

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Forward

Helping Refugee and Asylum Seekers rebuild their lives in Wales

Message from the Chief Executive Welcome to the Welsh Refugee Council’s second instalment of the service directory for organisations within the third sector and statutory partners delivering services to refugees and asylum seekers. Within our sector, there are a number of organisations which provide effective support services to vulnerable people. The directory is a compilation of organisations that currently provide support services to asylum seekers and refugees, whose position of vulnerability creates the drive to support people’s right to apply for asylum. It is important that these services are widely advertised and easy to access so that people can be signposted and receive support as quickly as needed. We are happy to report that following dissemination of the first directory, we received great responses from the sector sparking new interests and contributions to this latest version. Once again, we would like to thank the Welsh Government, UKBA and our other funders, for their support of our work. This support helps to ensure that asylum seekers understand the process and ensure that their needs are met. It also supports the effective inclusion of refugees in Wales and the wide range of influencing work which we currently undertake. We would also like to extend our gratitude to every organisation which has participated and contributed to the directory and we hope it continues to be a valuable resource to the sector. Please feel free to provide up to date information about your organisation so that we can ensure that the directory is as current as it can be. Thank you and we hope that the directory can be a useful resource of information to the sector.

Chief Executive

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Table of Contents

Helping Refugee and Asylum Seekers rebuild their lives in Wales

Arts And Culture …………………………………………………..

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Asylum Support and Statistics…………………………….…..

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Children And Youth ………………………………………………

10 - 14

Community…………………………………………………………..

15 -19

Drop Ins………………………………………………………………..

20 - 21

Education, Employment And Training …………………….

22 - 24

Equality And Law ………………………………………………..

25 - 27

Faith Based…………………………………………………………..

28 - 30

Health ………………………………………………………………..

31 - 33

Housing And Homelessness ………………………….………

34 - 37

Other Services ...………………………………………………….

38 - 39

Policy and Advocacy.…………………………………………..

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Refugee Community Organisation .……………………….

41 - 45

Solicitors ……………………………………………………………

46 - 47

Volunteering ………………………………………………..…….

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Women ……………………………………………………………..

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Index

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How to the use the directory

Helping Refugee and Asylum Seekers rebuild their lives in Wales

If you want to find an organisation within a specific category of the sector, please use the table of contents page. However, if you know the name of your organistion, please refer to the index section at the back of the directory. There you will be guided to the page number of your organisation. Many organisations fall within two or three categories of the directory because they offer combined service and support, therefore you may have to look through a few categories to find the organistion you want. Below is an explanation of some categories which may be unfamiliar: 1. Asylum Support and Statistics Organisation that provide direct or indirect asylum support as well as gather and disseminate information on asylum statistics. 2. Equality and Law This includes organisations whose work creates and promotes effective equality-impactassessment in line with (the Equality Act of 2010) Welsh Governments duties on public bodies in Wales under the Equality Act, 2010. It also includes organisations involved in the promotion and enforcement of the law. 3. Drop In This category contains organisations that provide support to asylum seekers and refugees in an open space environment where they do not have to make an appointment to be seen. 4. Other Services This category includes organisations who offer a great variety of services and or support or their work is very specific that they may be the only organisation offering the service. The directory also contains organisations that have not registered their entry, but were added because of their contribution to the sector. In this case, all information was gathered from the public domain and do not contain personal information. Every effort and care has been taken to ensure that the information contained in the directory is accurate at the time of publishing. This directory is not exhaustive and we welcome any further inclusions, corrections or omissions. If you wish to confirm or remove your entry, please email us on [email protected] The next update will be undertaken in the summer of 2013.

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ARTS AND CULTURE

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Arts Council of Wales

Bute Place, Cardiff, Code CF10 5AL Tel: 08458 734 900 Fax: 02920 451023 [email protected] www.artswales.org.uk The Arts Council of Wales is the country’s funding and development agency for the arts in Wales. Its vision is a dynamic and creative arts sector for Wales. It aims to create the climate and conditions that motivate and develop the artistic talents of the nation which enables new ventures and new artists to flourish and that produce a diverse range of artistic experiences that stimulate, provoke and inspire audiences.

Butetown History and Arts Centre - BHAC 4/5 Dock Chambers, Bute Street, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AG Tel: 02920 256 757 Fax: 02920 255 887 [email protected] www.bhac.org

Butetown History and Arts Centre - BHAC is unique scheme which collects, preserves, copies and utilises oral histories and other documents for community education courses so that social and cultural history of Cardiff Docklands are preserved for posterity.

National Waterfront Museum - Swansea

Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, SA1 3RD Tel : 01792 638 950/60 www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/swansea The National Waterfront Museum at Swansea tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years. Our vast industrial and maritime heritage is ready to explore via cutting edge, interactive technology married with traditional displays.

South Wales Intercultural Community Arts - SWICA Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Cardiff, CF5 1QE Tel : 02920 382 094 Fax : 02920 382 094 [email protected] www.swica.co.uk

SWICA is dedicated to celebrating the cultural diversity of the region through creating new arts opportunities to be enjoyed by people from a wide variety of backgrounds. SWICA is South Wales’ leading carnival arts organisation, we teach communities how to celebrate themselves using carnival (making, movement, music).

The Cardiff Story

The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1BH Tel: 02920 788 334 [email protected] www.cardiffstory.com The Cardiff Story Museum is an exciting new museum that tells the story of Wales’ capital city through the eyes of its people, bringing Cardiff’s past to life. It celebrates, interprets and preserves Cardiff’s history, for both residents and visitors to the city.

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Asylum Support and Statistics

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Asylum Justice, Cardiff C/o Cardiff City (United Reformed) Church), Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BZ Tel: 07766 600 656 Fax: 02920 225 190 Tue: 3:30 - 7:00 pm Sat : 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Provides legal advice for asylum seekers (legal representation and advice) on asylum/ human rights applications and housing through a qualified team of volunteers (i.e. solicitors, barristers, immigration advisers). Asylum Justice usually operates an evening and weekend advice sessions held in meeting rooms at the above address.

Asylum Justice Newport

C/o Welsh Refugee Council, 51 High Street, Newport, NP20 1GB Tel: 07766 656 012 Fax: 01633 266 421 Thu: 2-4 pm Provides legal advice for asylum seekers (legal representation and advice) on asylum/ human rights applications and housing through a qualified team of volunteers (i.e. solicitors, barristers, immigration advisers). Asylum Justice usually operates an evening and weekend advice sessions held in meeting rooms at the above address.

Asylum Justice, Swansea c/o Cyrenians Cymru, 123 Walter Road, Swansea, SA15RF Tel: 07876 636 673 Fax: 01792 368 461 Wed 2:30 - 5:30 pm Sat 10:00am - 12:00 pm Provides legal advice for asylum seekers (legal representation and advice) on asylum/ human rights applications and housing through a qualified team of volunteers (i.e. solicitors, barristers, immigration advisers). Asylum Justice usually operates an evening and weekend advice sessions held in meeting rooms at the above address.

British Red Cross Newport

Bradbury House, Mission Court, Newport NP20 2DW Tel: 01633 245 750 Fax: 01633 216337 www.redcross.org.uk [email protected] The Newport Office provides a wide range of services such as destitution support and tracing and messaging, which helps restore contact between relatives who have been separated by armed conflict, political upheaval or natural disasters. We also provide services such as Rhyme Time, a mother and baby music interactive group as well as ESOL classes with a crèche.

Displaced People in Action

The Coal Exchange, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5EB Tel: 02920482478 [email protected] www.displacedpeopleinaction.org DPIA works for the relief of those seeking asylum and those granted refugee status who are in conditions of need, hardship and distress. DPIA aims to promote the integration of those seeking asylum and those granted refugee status in Wales. The services on offer in 2012 include an Education and Employment Project, Wales Asylum Seekers and Refugee Doctors groups - WARD, Children and Young Persons Project, Refugee Awareness Training/Refugee Speakers Groups and we support the Swansea Advocacy Forum.

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Asylum Support and Statistics

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Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees (ICAR) c/o The Runnymede Trust, 7 Plough Yard, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3LP Tel: 02073 779 222 Fax: 02073 776 622 [email protected]

ICAR aims to collect and make available independent information on asylum in the UK, undertake research, publish and teach on UK asylum and global refugee issues, generate new thinking on asylum and raise the level of public debate and provide consultancy expertise to government, practitioners, funders and community organisations.

Refugee Action - Choices

C/o Welsh Refugee Council, 389 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 1TP T: 02920 432 972 F: 02920 432 980 [email protected] www.refugee-action.org.uk/www.choices-avr.org.uk Choices is a service for asylum seekers and refused asylum seekers, in the UK with no legal status (irregular migrants), people with discretionary leave to remain and families and children (who fall into any of these categories). The service offers confidential, impartial and non-directive advice and information to help people to decide whether or not to return voluntarily to their country.

Welsh Refugee Council Phoenix House, 389 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 1TP Tel: 029 20 489 800 Fax: 02920 432 980 [email protected] www.welshrefugeecouncil.org.uk Welsh Refugee Council is an independent charity which provides specialist advice and support to asylum seekers, and help refugees to rebuild their lives in Wales. The service is shaped by our commitment to human rights, equality and inclusion which is reflected in our work to change perceptions and behaviours to asylum seekers and refugees at all levels of Welsh Society.

Welsh Refugee Council

High Street Chambers, 51 High Street, Newport, NP20 1GB Tel: 01633 266 420 Fax: 01633 266 421 [email protected] www.welshrefugeecouncil.org.uk Welsh Refugee Council is an independent charity which provides specialist advice and support to asylum seekers, and help refugees to rebuild their lives in Wales. The service is shaped by our commitment to human rights, equality and inclusion which is reflected in our work to change perceptions and behaviours to asylum seekers and refugees at all levels of Welsh Society.

Welsh Refugee Council

Third Floor Grove House, Grove Place, Swansea, SA1 5DF Tel: 01792 630 180 Fax: 01792 630 181 [email protected] www.welshrefugeecouncil.org.uk Welsh Refugee Council is an independent charity which provides specialist advice and support to asylum seekers, and help refugees to rebuild their lives in Wales. The service is shaped by our commitment to human rights, equality and inclusion which is reflected in our work to change perceptions and behaviours to asylum seekers and refugees at all levels of Welsh Society.

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Asylum Support and Statistics

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Welsh Refugee Council

Trinity House, Trinity Street, Wrexham, LL11 1NL Tel: 01978 367 890 Fax: 01978 367 891 [email protected] www.welshrefugeecouncil.org.uk Welsh Refugee Council is an independent charity which provides specialist advice and support to asylum seekers, and help refugees to rebuild their lives in Wales. The service is shaped by our commitment to human rights, equality and inclusion which is reflected in our work to change perceptions and behaviours to asylum seekers and refugees at all levels of Welsh Society.

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children and youth

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ABCD Cymru

Access for Black and Minority Ethnic Children and Young People with Disabilities and or Chronic Illnesses

62 Charles Street, Cardiff, CF10 2GG Tel: 02920 250 055 Fax: 02920 250 623 [email protected] www.abcdcymru.org.uk ABCD Cymru provides casework service to children, young people & their families on issues of social care, health, education and related issues and provide information resource to them in appropriate language and format. We also arrange and facilitate referrals to agencies, social services, play/leisure providers, housing, employment, training, carers and oth-

Action for Children - Cardiff Breakthrough 56 Conybeare Road Cardiff, CF5 1GD Tel: 02920 664 359 my.actionforchildren.org.uk/Cardiff-breakthrough-cymorth

We give local children and young people with disabilities much needed short breaks so they can enjoy some time away from their normal lives, make new friends and just have fun. The breaks gives our children exciting new experiences and challenges. as well as helping them to develop important social skills.

Action for Children - Newport Cymorth Family Answers 68 Albert Ave, Newport, NP19 8FT Tel : 01633 215 784 Fax :01633 253 510 [email protected] actionforchildren.org.uk We provide advocacy for children who are looked after or where there are child protection concerns in Monmouthshire Local Authority through Family Group Conferences in Newport and Monmouthshire.

Barnardos Cymru

Trident Court, East Moors Road, Cardiff, CF24 5TD Tel : 02920 493 387 Fax : 02920 489 802 www.barnardos.org.uk We aim to reach out to the most disadvantaged children, young people, families and communities in Wales to ensure that every child has the best possible start in life. We work with children include people and families living on the margin of society who are struggling to overcome the disadvantage caused by poverty, abuse and discrimination.

Barnardos Caerphilly and Newport Young Carers 59 Commercial St, Risca, Newport, Gwent, NP11 6AW Tel : 01633 612 712 Fax : 01633 615 924 [email protected] www.barnardos.org.uk/caerphillyyoungcarers

We provide break to carers and supported with feelings of frustration and anger. We provide access to information to becoming a young carer and provide carers with opportunities to access or continue in education.

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Barnardo's Cymru Seraf Service Cardiff Sexual Exploitation Risk Assessment Framework 46 Marlborough Road, Roath, Cardiff, CF23 5BX Tel: 02920 491 743 Fax: 02940 499 684 www.barnardos.org.uk

The Sexual Exploitation Risk Assessment Framework is the only of its kind in Wales, and followed two years of research and campaign work by Barnardo’s commitment to highlight the level of need in Wales and the lack of support services. Seraf has bases across Wales providing support to those who are at risk of or abused through sexual exploitation. Some of our key services includes intensive support programmes, targeted awareness raising interventions and preventative work in schools.

Butetown Youth Pavilion

Butetown Youth Club, Dumballs Road, Butetown, Cardiff, CF10 5FE Tel: 02920 488 666 [email protected] www.cardiff.gov.uk/youth Butetown Youth Pavilion provides a number of facilities for the young people age 10 - 20 with activities such as sports, IT, photography, video and music making. We also provide information and advice to young people and can help with writing CVs, completing application forms, solving housing and benefit problems, immigration issues and passport and driving license application.

Cardiff Advocacy Project Cardiff Advocacy Team, 36 Dogfield Street, Cardiff, CF24 4QZ Tel: 02920 668 956 Fax: 02920 344 579 [email protected] Young people's Freephone: 0800 581 862 Young people's text: 07967 628 846 The Cardiff Advocacy Team is part of the children’s rights organisation Tros Gynnal. The project provides an advocacy and participation service to children and young people who are looked after by Cardiff Children’s Services including children with disabilities receiving short breaks. There is also a service provided to care leavers.

Children in Wales

25 Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BZ Tel: 02920 342 434 Fax: 02920 343 134 [email protected] Www.childreninwales.org.uk Children in Wales is the national umbrella body for organisations and individuals who work with children and young people in Wales. Some of our core activities include advising, supporting and representing members, disseminating information on policy, research and best practice and Promoting Wales-based research about children and families.

Children's Commissioner for Wales

Oystermouth House, Phoenix Way, Llansamlet Swansea SA7 9FS Tel : 01792 765 600 Freephone 08088 011 000 Fax :01792 765 601 [email protected] Www.childreninwales.org.uk Telling everyone, including children and young people, about the Commissioner and about children’s rights. Meeting with children and young people and listening to what they have to say about issues that affect them. Talking to children and young people about the Commissioner’s work, what and how they think he should do it.

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End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes - ECPAT

Grosvenor Gardens House, 35-37 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0BS Tel : 02072 339 887 Fax : 02072 339 869 www.ecpat.org.uk ECPAT International is a global network of organisations and individuals working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes. It seeks to encourage the world community to ensure that children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights, free and secure from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation.

Get Connected

PO Box 51719, London NW1 5UH Tel: 02070 092 500 Helpline: 0808 808 4994 Fax: 02070 092 501 [email protected] www.getconnected.org.uk We are a free and confidential helpline for young people under the age of 25. The service is provided over four interactive channels: telephone, email, web-chat and SMS and we are open daily from 1-11pm. Free telephone connections can be made to other services when appropriate. There is also a Web-help 24/7 directory which is available through the website.

Meic - Meicraffon Tel : 08088 023 456 Text: 84001 meiccymru.org

MEIC is a new confidential anonymous and free helpline services for children and young people to the age of 25 in Wales. We provide useful and quality information, advice and support when dealing with tricky situations. We are open 24hrs, 7 days a week and you can reach us on phone, email, SMS text and instant messaging.

New Pathways (and across Wales)

Willow House, 11 Church Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 0BS Tel : 01685 379 310 Fax : 01685 384 640 [email protected] www.newpathways.co.uk New Pathways provides a unique counselling and support services, help and advice to children, young people, men and women who have suffered rape, sexual abuse or trauma. Based in Merthyr Tydfil, we have outreach posts in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea Central and Clydach Hospital, as well as projects running in both HMP Cardiff and Usk.

Newport Children and Young People’s Partnership Civic Centre, Newport, South Wales, NP20 4UR Tel: 01633 232 844/656 656 [email protected] www.onenewportlsb.newport.gov.uk

Newport City Council gives the highest priority to protecting vulnerable children. Whenever there is evidence that a child is at risk of harm, the Children & Family. Services team will make sure there is a thorough assessment and investigation and when the evidence justifies this, appropriate action is taken.

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NSPCC National Child Trafficking Advice and Information Line (CTAIL)

If you are a professional and you think a child may have been trafficked call CTAIL on 0800 107 7057 (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm) or email [email protected] If you wish to contact us outside these hours or you are a member of the public please contact the NSPCC Helpline: phone 0800 800 5000, [email protected], text 88858 If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the emergency services on 999. CTAIL is a specialist service providing information and advice to any professional working with children or young people who may have been trafficked into the UK

ProMo-Cymru

Unit 13, Royal Stuart Workshops, Adelaide Place, Cardiff, CF10 5BR Tel: 029 2046 2222 [email protected] Young Newport' has been designed by young people for young people. It is a fully interactive website that encourages creativity and direct involvement and it also provides young people aged 11 to 25 with information about events, news, activities, services and opportunities available for them across Newport.

Serennu Children’s Centre - South Gwent Children Centre Serennu Court, off Cwrt Camlas, Rogerstone, Newport, NP10 9LY Tel: 01633 748 000 www.wales.nhs.uk/siteplus/866/page/55844

The Serennu Children’s Centre opened in April 2011. The centre is a purpose built centre that provides care, treatment and activities for children and young people with disabilities and developmental difficulties from Newport, South Monmouthshire and South Torfaen.

The Sprout

ProMo-Cymru, Unit 13, Royal Stuart Workshops, Adelaide Place, Cardiff, CF10 5BR Tel: 02920 462 222 [email protected] www.thesprout.co.uk The Sprout is an interactive website that encourages creativity and direct involvement while providing information on activities and services available to every single young people in Cardiff. The site operates within the Ten Entitlements (the rights of young people as set out by the Welsh Assembly Government) and is in line with the European Youth Information Charter.

Tros Gynnal Organisation

12 North Road, Cardiff, CF10 3DY Tel: 02920 396 974/02920 668 956 [email protected] www.trosgynnal.org.uk We aim to work in an open and accessible manner, with children, young people and adults. Our intention is to bring about changes that will benefit them individually and society as a whole, through partnership, participation and active citizenship. The work includes the development of innovative services for children and young people in danger of abuse.

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Young Asylum Seeker Support - YASS

C/o Gavo, Ty Derwen, Church Road, Newport NP19 7EF Tel: 01633 241 579 [email protected] www.gavowales.org.uk/en.html/young-asylum-seekers-support-service The Young Asylum Seeker Support service, (YASS), is for young people seeking asylum or with refugee status, aged 0-25 years, including children, families and unaccompanied minors. The service works in partnership with other organisations to make sure young asylum seekers, refugees and families can access the services they are entitled to, such as health and education. Trips and activities are also organised for school/college holidays, and there is a Women’s Group with crèche every Tuesday at the Welsh Refugee Council’s Newport Office.

Young People Speak Out - YPSO

36 Stryd Dogfield, Street, Caerdydd, CF24 4QZ M: 079508 76656 T: 029 2066 8956 [email protected] trosgynnal.org.uk A project for Asylum Seeking and Refugee Young People aged 16-25 years living in SE Wales. The project aims to empower them to have a voice and bring about change through increased confidence, self esteem and communication skills; improved knowledge of rights and responsibilities; greater participation in the local community and in campaigning to enable young peoples’ voice to be heard and influence policies and practice affecting Asylum and Refugee Young People.

Youth Cymru

Unit D, Upper Boat Business Centre, Treforest Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF37 5BP Tel: 01443 827840 [email protected] Youth Cymru support youth workers, club leaders and their management committees in developing programmes and meeting the priorities of the young people they work with. Additionally it promotes projects that respond to the specific needs of young people both locally and nationally.

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African Community Centre - ACC Cardiff

1 Maelfa Shopping Centre, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff, West Glamorgan, SCF23 9PL Telephone: 01792 470 298 [email protected] www.africancommunitycentre.org.uk The African Community Centre caters to the needs of African and Caribbean people living in Wales and is committed to breaking down barriers and promoting participation. We have our offices in Swansea, Cardiff and Wrexham. Some of the services we offer are: women’s group, Men’s group, Youth Forum, Trauma/therapeutic counselling, employability sessions , a drop-in to meet with other Africans.

African Community Centre - ACC Swansea 2 Humphrey Street, Swansea, W Glam SA1 6BG Tel: 01792-470-298 [email protected] www.africancommunitycentre.org.uk

The African Community Centre caters to the needs of African and Caribbean people living in Wales and is committed to breaking down barriers and promoting participation. We have our offices in Swansea, Cardiff and Wrexham. Some of the services we offer are: women’s group, Men’s group, Youth Forum, Trauma/therapeutic counselling, employability sessions , a drop-in to meet with other Africans.

African Community Centre - ACC Wrexham 33 Grosvenor Road Wrexham, Clwyd LL11 1BT. Tel: 01792-470-298 [email protected] www.africancommunitycentre.org.uk

The African Community Centre caters to the needs of African and Caribbean people living in Wales and is committed to breaking down barriers and promoting participation. We have our offices in Swansea, Cardiff and Wrexham. Some of the services we offer are: women’s group, Men’s group, Youth Forum, Trauma/therapeutic counselling, employability sessions, a drop-in to meet with other Africans.

Black Environment Network– BEN

1st Floor, 60 High Street, Llanberis, Wales, LL55 4EU Tel: 01216 436 387 [email protected] www.ben-network.org.uk Black Environment Network works to integrate social, cultural and environmental concerns in the context of sustainable development and work across diverse sectors. Our current themes integrate the areas of natural and built environment, heritage, social justice, health and housing.

Cardiff & Newport People First Community Voices Project

Cardiff People First, Canton House, 435 Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1JH Tel: 02920 231 555 [email protected] www.cardiffpeoplefirst.org.uk To have your voice heard. Tell service providers how to make things better for you. Meet people with the same issues as you. Take part in cultural activities of your choice. Visit other groups. To learn about your rights. To learn to use complaint procedures. Help to be taken seriously.

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Cardiff Communities First, Ethnic Minority Communities (EMC) Team Ethnic Minority Communities First Team - Cardiff Communities First 3rd Floor, 113 -116 Bute Street, Cardiff, CF10 5EQ Tel: 029 2087 3560. www.cardiff.gov.uk

Promoting social justice, creating an equitable environment where people believe in their personal power to change things for the better. The promotion of a culture in which diversity is valued and equality of opportunity is a reality. Local people must be involved in leading the Communities First process.

Cardiff Third Sector Council

Ground Floor, Brunel House, 2 Fitzalan Road, Cardiff, CF24 0EB Tel: 02920 485 722 Fax: 02920 464 196 [email protected] www.c3sc.org.uk Cardiff Third Sector Council provides advice, information, support and membership to the third sector in Cardiff. The organisation keeps groups up to date with funding and governance advice, and current news and issues affecting the third sector in Cardiff. It also represents the interests of the sector at various forums.

Community Space Newport 89 Lower Dock Street, Newport, NP20 2AH Tel: 01633 547 101 Mob: 07985 214 386 [email protected] www.cspartnership.org.uk The Community Space Newport was formed in response to the need for a collaborative effort to provide a central venue that will enable the ethnic minority communities to meet, carry out project work and share information. Each of the organisations provides support to their cultural community and assists them to integrate into Welsh society.

Duffryn Community Link

Unit 7, The Shopping Centre, Newport South Wales, NP10 8TE Tel : 01633 816 916 Fax : 01633 817 144 [email protected] www.duffryncomlink.org.uk To improve the quality of life for the residents of Duffryn and the surrounding area by providing an umbrella body for community groups in the area to: assist community groups to meet their objectives, promote joint working and co-ordinate community activity and Develop a joint estate action plan

FareShare Cymru

Unit S5, Capital Business Park, Wentloog Avenue, Cardiff CF3 2PU Tel: 029 2036 2111 Email: [email protected] www.fareshare.org.uk FareShare Cymru takes edible, in date, surplus food, that would otherwise be wasted, from food manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers and the redistributes it to organisations that feed people in need. We also offer work experience and volunteering opportunities to people aged over 18.

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Foodbank Network in Wales (The Trussell Trust)

c/o Festival Church Trust, Beech Grove, Victoria, Ebbw Vale, NP23 8WQ Tel: 084 5600 7780 [email protected] www.trusselltrust.org We have 17 foodbanks across Wales distributing emergency food to local individuals and families in crisis who are referred to the foodbank by local front line care and professionals.

Home Start Cardiff

St. Paul's Methodist Community Church, Loudoun Square, Butetown, Cardiff, CF10 5JA Tel: 02920 630 903 Fax: 02920 480 962 [email protected] www.hometartsouthcardiff.co.uk Home-Start Butetown, is a charity that offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in local communities. We offer a unique service, recruiting and training volunteers who are usually parents themselves to visit families with at least one child under 5 at home to offer informal, friendly and confidential support.

Home Start Newport

Ty Derwen, Church Rd, Newport, Gwent NP19 7EJ Tel: 01633 257 200 Fax: 01633 257 988 [email protected] Visiting families in their own homes to offer support, friendship and practical assistance. Reassuring parents that their childcare problems are not unusual or unique. Encouraging parents' strengths and emotional well-being for the ultimate benefit of their children. Trying to get the fun back into family life.

Ihsaan Social Support Association Wales - ISSA Wales 62 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff, CF14 3LX Tel: 02920 345 294 [email protected] www.issa-wales.org Issa Wales is a voluntary organisation that provides a number of support services to the community in Wales. Our framework is based on the teachings of Quran and Hadith and Islamic spiritual guidance. Our services include: Counselling, Befriending, Advocacy, Mediation, Chaplaincy, Information and Advice, Education.

Maindee Festival Association

C/o Community House, Eton Road, Newport, NP20 4LA Tel: 01633 762 155 [email protected] www.maindee.org Maindee Festival is a one-day community arts festival held each July in Newport. Everyone is welcome to attend and admission is free. See our website or ring us for details about volunteering, trading or performing.

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MOre Green Community Shop

81 Western Street, Sandfields, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA1 3JS Tel: 07967 421662 [email protected] MOre Green is a Swansea based community-focused charity, working with and for the community in order to raise awareness of waste issues by active participation in the project’s activities. We work with all sections of the community – individuals, charities, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and businesses – and across all social boundaries.

Persian Welsh Cultural Society

Persian House, 33-35 Broad Way, Cardiff, CF24 1QE [email protected] Tel: 02920 310 608 The Persian Welsh Cultural Society is a non profit organisation with primary aims and objectives to promote and publicise Persian and Welsh culture and traditions, to create togetherness and unity between all Persians, Welsh and other nationals; and to organise educational workshops/social events to promote Persian and Welsh culture.

Raven Housing Trust

276-278 Cromwell Road Newport, Gwent NP19 0HT Tel: 01633 762 999 [email protected] ravenhouse.org To improve self-help, influence social responsibility and quality of life of both individuals and families who are on low income or benefits by the provision of food, clothing, and quality essential household furniture and equipment.

.SHARE Tawe Shelter Cymru, 25 Walter Road, Swansea, SA1 5NN Tel : 07906 611 277 Fax: 01792 460 050 [email protected] www.sharetawe.org.uk We offer hospitality, in the form of accommodation, meals, welcome and solidarity, to destitute asylum seekers in Swansea. Also, local people in Swansea invite people seeking sanctuary to eat with them in their own homes.

South Riverside Community Development Centre Brunel Street, Riverside, Cardiff, CF11 6ES Tel: 02920 220 309 Fax: 02920 250 545 [email protected]

All of our services other than space rental are free. We offer a range of educational opportunities for adults- with a particular emphasis on ESOL. We work in partnership with the WEA, YMCA College in the Community and H.E. institutions. We have a mother and toddler group on a Mon and Weds. We manage three facilities in the area all of which are available to rent at reasonable rates.

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The FAN Charity - Friends and Neighbours

c/o Oxfam Cymru, 5th Floor, 5/7 St Mary Street, Cardiff, CF10 1AT Mobile: 07989 041 495 [email protected] / [email protected] www.thefancharity.org The FAN charity encourages individual FAN groups to help people of all ages and backgrounds to meet and feel part of the community. FAN Groups are independent. Each week everyone has an opportunity to say something about their week and the subject chosen for the week. There is no charge for coming but a few Groups may ask for a small voluntary donation if you can spare it. To find your nearest meeting go to our website.

The Henna Foundation formerly All Wales Saheli Association 2 St Martins Row, Albany Road, Cardiff, CF24 3JJ Tel: 02920 496 920 [email protected] www.hennafoundation.org

The Henna Foundation is a registered charity, committed to strengthening families within the Muslim community both nationally and internationally through advancing the needs, concerns and aspirations of Muslim women, children and the families.

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Drop ins

Helping Refugee and Asylum Seekers rebuild their lives in Wales

Cardiff Refugee and Asylum Seeker Welcome C/o Beech House, Cotswold Ave, Cardiff, CF14 0TA [email protected]

We meet at Trinity Methodist Church, off Newport Road on Wednesdays from 5.00pm to 7.30pm. We provide English lessons, social contacts, refreshments, table tennis and pool. All refugees and asylum seekers are very welcome.

Newport & District Refugee Support - NDRSG Community Space, 89 Lower Dock Street, NP20 2AH Tel: 01633 547 101 Fax: 01633 547 101 [email protected]

We provide practical advice and support to newly arrived people. We signpost and have weekly drop ins. We promote partnership working and raise awareness about refugee issues. Where appropriate, we will lobby and advocate on behalf of refugee and asylum seekers.

Oasis Cardiff

TAVS, Tavistock Street, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3BE Tel: 07966 305 334 [email protected] www.oasiscardiff.org Oasis Cardiff is a drop-in centre for refugees and asylum seekers. We are open Monday to Thursday (Monday women only) from 10am-3pm. We hold a variety of workshops throughout the week and also provide free lunch in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We also run the Engagement Gateway project with the Gate.

Space 4 U

Trinity Methodist Church, Four Elms Road, Cardiff, CF24 1LE Tel: 07748 274 286 [email protected] SPACE4U is a drop in service on Mondays and Thursday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Women and children only is on Thursdays from 12:30 pm. Space4 U provided a space for interaction, learning and fun for families.

Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers Support Group - SBASSG

Fridays: Brunswick Methodist Church Basement, St Helen's Road, Swansea, SA1 4BE Saturdays: St Phillip’s Community Centre, Swansea, SA1 3RY - Opposite the bus station and Tesco mari[email protected] www.swanseabassgroup.org Make new friends at our community drop in centres run by people seeking sanctuary and local people. All is welcome. You can meet people from different cultures or beliefs, be part of your local community or improve your English. We provide free child care, activities and hot vegetarian food. A good place to find out what is going on in Swansea and seek help.

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The Parade ESOL Service

The Parade ESOL Service, The Parade Centre, 28 The Parade, Roath, CF24 3AB Tel: 029 2049 5578 Fax: 029 2048 4022 [email protected] A range of ESOL (English for Speaker of Other languages) classes for a variety of needs to help new arrivals to the UK; i.e. ESOL for pregnancy classes, foundation ESOL, which can help with getting a job or go college.

The Sanctuary International Friendship Group 42 Stow Hill, Newport, NP20 1JG Tel: 01633 212 327 [email protected]

The Sanctuary is the name of Bethel Community Church’s work amongst the International Communities of Newport. The aim of the project is to show the love of Jesus in a practical way by building support to people from refugee and other ethnic people from refugee and other ethnic minority communities in Newport.

Wrexham Methodist Church - Drop in Regent Street, Wrexham, North Wales, LL11 1RY Tel. 01978 361489 [email protected] www.wrexham-methodist.org.uk

Drop in on Thursday from 11am - 3pm. We provide ESOL classes, food and conversation. We also do table tennis activities as well as snooker.

Wrexham Refugee and Asylum Seekers Support Group Trinity House, Wrexham, LL11 1NL Tel: 01978 357 826 [email protected]

WRASSG supports a large group of individuals who want to settle permanently in Britain by providing guidance and support as well as caring for their material needs. Often those seeking this support have fled from difficult circumstances in countries across the world.

You are not Alone

First Floor, Anchor Court, Keen Road, Cardiff, CF24 5JW The ContinYou Cymru Team Tel: 02920 478 928 Supporting Others through Voluntary Action – SOVA, in partnership with Cardiff Children Services, have set up a drop–in centre for young refugee/asylum seeker children and their peer mentors. The aim of the drop–in centre was to provide somewhere safe, with a nurturing environment for young refugee/asylum seeker children, to be able to take them away from feelings of isolation.

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Education, Training and employment

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Barnardo's Cymru - Interpretation Services 7a Neville Street, Riverside, Cardiff, CF11 6LP Tel: 02920 229585 Fax: 02920 373470 www.barnardos.org.uk

Barnardo's Neville Street Interpreter Service runs a quality interpreting service for a wide range of languages. We also provide a consultancy service and training opportunities on how to work with interpreters. We can help overcome the language barrier and offer more effective communication between you and your clients enabling you to deliver a better service.

Cardiff Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Services

c/o Greenway School, Llanstephan Road, Rumney, Cardiff, CF3 3JG Tel: 02920 790 211 Fax: 02920 363 130 http://www.natt.org.uk/organisation/cardiff-ethnic-minority-traveller-achievement-service The Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS) promotes inclusion and equality of opportunity to ensure improved educational outcomes for minority ethnic and Gypsy/Roma & Traveller children. We deliver training to school staff and support individual, targeted children.

Cardiff University Centre for Lifelong Learning Senghennydd Road , Cardiff, CF24 4AG Tel: 02920 870 000 Fax: 02920 668 935

Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning co-ordinates, develops and promotes the University’s lifelong learning activities and offers a clear gateway into the University for those unfamiliar with what we can offer. We aim to provide a range of interesting and useful courses to the individual and to business

Cardiff University, School of Postgraduate Medical & Dental Education 9th Floor, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YS Tel :02920 687 417 Fax :02920 687 455 [email protected] www.walesdeanery.org

We ensure that newly arrived doctors in Wales, who are asylum seekers or refugees can be presented with the opportunity to revalidate their qualifications, thereby enabling them to develop and apply their skills within the NHS in Wales. WARD provides financial and pastoral support for doctors wishing to take IELTS, PLAB 1&2, register with GMC and work in the NHS.

Careers Wales

53 Charles Street, Cardiff CF10 2GD Tel: 0800 100 900 [email protected] www.careerswales.com Careers Wales provides help and support for adults and young people who are unemployed, thinking of changing direction, returning to work or learning after a break, facing redundancy, seeking promotion or looking to develop within their current job role.

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Education , Training and employment

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Ethnic Minority Language and Achievement Service (EMLAS) Dynevor Centre, Dynevor Place, Swansea, SA1 3ET Tel: 01792 465 406 Fax: 01792 463 263 [email protected] swanseal.gov.uk

EMLAS will assess how much and what kind of help your child needs with learning English. We can help with learning English by working with your child in his/her lessons and offering advice to your child's teacher. EMLAS may also give help to your child through his/her home language. In some schools more intensive help is available from EMLAS

Gwent Education Minority-Ethnic Service (GEMS)

Tel: 01633 851 503/2/4/5 Email: [email protected] www.newport.gov.uk/_dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=partnerships.homepage GEMS provides support to pupils in nursery, primary and secondary education in Greater Gwent by helping them improve their English language skills. GEMS also provides advice, support, guidance and data to colleagues; bilingual assessments; and home visits. GEMSS also helps with the provision of interpretation and translation.

Intercultural Development Education and Art Services - IDEAS 15 Bryngwyn Road, Newport, NP20 4JS Tel: 01633 267367 [email protected] www.ideasuk.co.uk

Intercultural Development Education and Arts Services provides training for educators, front-line officers, teachers, and youth services.

Language Line

25th Floor, 40 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5NR Tel: 0800 169 2879, 24hours. [email protected] www.languageline.co.uk Language Line is an independent interpretation and translation organisation, offering 170 languages. They generally only provide interpretation over the telephone, so could be used for initial referral and emergencies but not ongoing interpretation, if their attendance is needed for example, at LAC meetings & UK Border Agency interviews.

The East Cardiff Multicultural Network Brunel House, 26 Fitzalan Road, Cardiff, CF24 0ED Tel: 02920 485722 [email protected]

The East Cardiff Multicultural Network is a network of groups in and around the East of Cardiff working together to promote diversity and shared understanding of different cultures

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Education , Training and employment

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Wales Interpretation and Translation Service (WITS) Maindee Police Station, Chepstow Road, Newport, NP19 8XD Tel: 01633 245 300 [email protected] www.gwent.police.uk/infopoint/wits/

The Wales Interpretation and Translation Service provide full linguistic services 24 hours a day to public services across Wales. Organisations can now request interpreters or translators by telephone or email.

Women Making a Difference Project

NFWI-Wales Office, 19 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9HA Tel: 02920 221 965 [email protected] www.wmad.org.uk Women Making a Difference is a ‘capacity building’ programme that educates and empowers women in Wales to have the skills, confidence and mindset to become ‘leaders’ in their communities and ‘decision-makers’ at all levels of public and political life. Particularly those women who are under-represented because of their race, religion, disability, age, sexuality and/or their educational attainment, social status and geographic location.

Wrexham English as an Additional Language Services Erlas Centre Bryn Estyn Rd Wrexham LL13 9TY Tel: 01978 317610 [email protected] www.wrexham.gov.uk

This service operates on a mobile basis in English medium schools, providing language support to pupils whose first language is not English.

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Equality and Law

Helping Refugee and Asylum Seekers rebuild their lives in Wales

Amnesty International Cardiff [email protected] www.amnestycardiff.org.uk

Amnesty International is a worldwide voluntary movement of people who campaign for human rights. We are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion. The group meets on the second Monday of the month at 7.30pm at the Quaker Meeting House on Charles Street off Queen. We also hold a planning meeting on the fourth Monday of the month at 7.30pm in the bar of Chapter Arts Centre.

Citizens Advice Bureau - CAB Vale of Glamorgan 119 Broad Street, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 7TZ Tel: 08444 772 020 www.adviceguide.org.uk

The Citizens Advice service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.

Citizens Advice Bureau - CAB Newport 8 Corn Street, Newport, NP20 1DJ Tel: 08444 772 020 www.adviceguide.org.uk

The Citizens Advice service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.

Citizens Advice Bureau - CAB Swansea Llys Glas, Pleasant Street, Swansea, SA1 5DS Tel: 08444 772 020 www.adviceguide.org.uk

The Citizens Advice service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.

Citizens Advice Bureau - CAB Wrexham 35 Grosvenor Road, Wrexham, LL11 1BT Tel: 08444 772 020 www.adviceguide.org.uk

The Citizens Advice service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.

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Equality and Law

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Diverse Cymru

3rd Floor, Alexandra House, Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF5 1JD Tel : 02920 368 888 Fax: 02920 368 887 [email protected] www.diversecymru.org.uk Diverse Cymru is an innovative new organisation in the Welsh Third Sector, created in recognition of the difficulties and discrimination faced by people experiencing inequality in Wales. Diverse Cymru promotes equality for all.

Equality and Human Rights Commission - EHRC 3rd Floor 3 Callaghan Square, Cardiff CF10 5BT Tel: 0845 604 8810 Textphone: 0845 604 8820 Fax: 0845 604 8830

We have a statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights; and to protect, enforce and promote equality across the nine "protected" grounds - age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation and gender reassignment Please note: The helpline does not accept visitors and only provides a phone and correspondence service. They do not provide face to face advice.

Neighbourhood Policing Teams

Gwent Police Headquarters, Croesyceiliog, NP44 2XJ Tel: 01633 838 111, 01633 245 289 [email protected] www.gwent.police.uk The overall and continuing objective of the Contracts and Procurement department is to provide a comprehensive professional procurement service to the Force.

North Wales Race Equality Network (NWREN)

The Equality Centre Bangor Road, Penmaenmawr, Conwy, LL34 6LF Tel: 01492- 622 233 Fax: 01492 623 707 [email protected] www.nwren.org The North Wales Race Equality Network exists to challenge racial discrimination, promote racial harmony and to work towards equality of opportunity for the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) population in North Wales.

Race Equality First

First Floor West, 113-116 Bute Street, Cardiff, CF10 5EQ Tel: 02920 486 207 Fax: 02920 495 672 [email protected] www.refweb.org.uk We offer a range of services including free confidential advice & support to victims of racial discrimination/racial harassment. We also offer advice, training and information relating to equalities and diversity. Our membership includes representatives of community groups, voluntary and statutory organisations and individuals.

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South East Wales Race Equality Council - SEWREC St. Davids House, 137 Commercial St, Newport, Gwent, NP20 1LN Tel: 01633 250 006 [email protected] www.sewrec.org.uk

SEWREC is a voluntary organisation based in Newport providing, advice and support for individuals and community based organizations. We also provide policy advice and training to the public and voluntary sector bodies

South Wales Police - Equality and Diversity Unit Cowbridge Road, Bridgend, CF31 3SU Tel: 01656 655 555 Ext 20890 Fax: 01656 869 399

South Wales Police is committed to promoting Equality and Diversity and wish to proactively encourage applicants from diverse minority groups to work to us.

The Valleys Race Equality Council

The Valleys Race Equality Council, Ty Menter, Navigation Park, Abercynon, CF45 4SN Tel: 01443 742 704 [email protected] www.cliconline.co.uk/en/organisations/ The Valleys Race Equality Council is a charitable voluntary organisation committed to working towards eliminating racial discrimination, campaigning for equality of opportunity and promoting good relations between persons of different racial groups

Victim Support

1st Floor, 1 Alexandra Gate, Ffordd Pengam, Tremorfa, Cardiff CF24 2SA Tel: 02920 464 585 Support line : 08453 030 900 Wales: 08456 121 900 www.victimsupport.org Victim Support is the independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales. Every year, we contact over 1.5 million people after a crime to offer our help. We depend on thousands of specially trained volunteers to deliver our services.

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Faith based

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Bridge Christian Counselling Centre

Office 14, 2nd Floor, Mark, Newport, NP20 1DD C/o Zion Baptist Church, Zion Street, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6BX Tel: 01633 258 729 [email protected] www.bridge-ccc.org.uk Offers a donation service of professional counselling on a range of issues such as marriage, depression, spirituality and abuse. Working for the healing and restoration of broken lives.

Community House

Presbyterian Church of Wales, Eton Rd, Newport, NP19 0BL Tel: 02920 464 204 [email protected] www.etonrdch.org Community House is a Christian Centre where people of all faiths and cultures are welcome. It is dedicated to encouraging caring both in individuals and communities and to developing peace, reconciliation and renewal.

Evangelical Alliance Wales 20 High Street, Cardiff, CF10 1PT Tel: 02920 229 822 [email protected] www.eauk.org We are an umbrella organization for 2 million Christians in the UK. In 2007 we produced the report Altogether for Asylum Justice, which highlighted deficiencies in the asylum system. We offer support to our member churches in Wales that are providing services for those seeking sanctuary and refugees and also provide the secretariat for the South Wales.

South Wales Churches’ Refugee Network 20 High Street, Cardiff, CF10 1PT Tel: 02920 229 822 [email protected]

South Wales Churches’ Refugee Network started in 2008 out of a need to network the growing number of churches in South Wales involved in helping people seeking sanctuary and refuge. Services included drop-ins, providing friendship and accommodation, supporting asylum seekers in court and helping with practical needs. We do our best to ensure that the churches’ contribution in the sector is relevant and of quality. Together with Oasis Cardiff, we provide a networking lunch twice a year for all those working in the sector.

The City Temple

Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF11 9AD Tel: 02920 387 741 [email protected] www.citytemple.info The City Temple is a city centre church with a citywide vision to bring the power of love and truth to create justice and restore community and be a means of personal, social, economic and political transformation specifically to vulnerable people. We have outreach services which is extended to refugees and asylum seekers.

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The Salvation Army - Cardiff

240 Bute Street, Ty Gobaith, CARDIFF, CF10 5TY 202 North Road, Cardiff CF14 3XP Cardiff Grangetown Corps, Corporation Road, Grangetown, Cardiff, CF11 7AY Tel: 029 2048 0187/029 2061 9077/02920 640 714 [email protected] The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and registered charity. Working in 124 countries, demonstrating Christian principles through practical support; offering unconditional friendship, and very practical help to people of all ages, backgrounds and needs.

The Salvation Army - Newport

Newport Corps, 1 Hill Street, Newport, NP20 1LZ Tel: 01633 267870 [email protected] The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and registered charity. Working in 124 countries, demonstrating Christian principles through practical support; offering unconditional friendship, and very practical help to people of all ages, backgrounds and needs.

The Salvation Army - Swansea

Swansea Citadel & Community Centre, Richardson Street, Swansea, SA1 3TQ Tel: 01792 578114 [email protected]

The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and registered charity. Working in 124 countries, demonstrating Christian principles through practical support; offering unconditional friendship, and very practical help to people of all ages, backgrounds and needs.

The Salvation Army - Wrexham Garden Road, Wrexham, LL11 2NU Tel: 01978 311076 [email protected]

The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and registered charity. Working in 124 countries, demonstrating Christian principles through practical support; offering unconditional friendship, and very practical help to people of all ages, backgrounds and needs.

Trinity Methodist Church

14, Four Elms Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 1LE Tel: 02920 751 017 Trinity Methodist Church provides the space and opportunity for Space4 U and Community support Drop in services and fellowship support to Asylum Seekers and Refugees and others in need of the services

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United Reform Church

Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BZ Tel : 029 2022 5190 [email protected] www.cityurc.org.uk Welcome to the City United Reformed Church, an English-speaking congregation, nestled in the heart of the commercial and administrative centre of Cardiff. City Church is an Open and Affirming Church, welcoming all people regardless of race, colour gender, age, nationality, economic circumstance, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability

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health

Helping Refugee and Asylum Seekers rebuild their lives in Wales

Breath Easy

British Lung Foundation Wales, 6a Prospect Place, Swansea SA1 1QP Tel: 01792 455 764 [email protected] Getting support from people who are also living with lung disease is important and Breathe Easy provides a good opportunity for that to happen. Groups are provide with an opportunity to learn more about their condition by providing useful leaflets and literature as well as organising guest speakers for their meetings. We meet at the Church Hall of St Julius and Aaron Church, between 2pm - 4pm on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Central Clinic Swansea - NHS CMHT Area 2, Central Clinic, Orchard Street, Swansea, SA1 5AT Tel: 01792 517853 Swansea Social Services works in partnership with the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, the voluntary sector, service user groups and carer groups in Swansea to provide a network of services for people with mental health problems, their families and carers.

Child and Family Psychological Health

St Cadoc’s Hospital, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport, NPI8 3KQ Tel: 01633 436 831 [email protected] www.gwent-tr.wales.nhs.uk This is a multi-disciplinary service providing assessment and treatment for children from infancy up to the age of 16, or 18 if the young person is still attending school at the time of referral.

Community Mental Health Team - NHS

Asylum Seeker Nurse, 6 Goldtops, Newport, NP20 4PG Tel : 01633 786001 The Asylum Seeker nurse also offers mental health support services on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 pm from the Welsh Refugee Council office - High Street Chambers, 51 High Street, Newport, NP20 1GB by appointments.

Diverse Cymru

3rd Floor, Alexandra House, Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF5 1JD Tel : 02920 368 888 Fax: 02920 368 887 [email protected] www.diversecymru.org.uk Diverse Cymru’s BME health services include providing mental health promotional information to families offering solutions and support, help to people experiencing mental health difficulties within the community, promoting recovery, empowerment as well as, perform visits to patients and support with other simple tasks.

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Freedom from Torture

Unit 005, 1st Floor, Caroline Point, 62 Caroline Street, Birmingham, B3 1UF Tel: 01213 146 825 Fax: 01212 129 830 [email protected] www.freedomfromtorture.org Freedom from Torture, formerly the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, has been working for 25 years to provide direct clinical services to survivors of torture who arrive in the UK as well as striving to protect and promote their rights. Since its inception, over 50,000 individuals have been referred for help.

Gofal Cymru, Newport

1 Pen Y Lan Road, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3PG Tel: 02920 453 840 [email protected] www.gofal.org.uk We provide a wide range of services that support independence, health and wellbeing and promote recovery. We lobby to improve mental health policy, practice and legislation. We campaign to increase public understanding of mental health and wellbeing

Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust Sexual Health Project

Gino Parisi, Sexual Health Outreach Worker, Directorate of Sexual and Reproductive Health The Cordell Centre at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Top of Clytha Square, Newport Day Gwent, NP20 2UB Tel: 01633 234 555 Fax: 01633 234 262 Mobile: 07989 529805 Mon [email protected]@wales.nhs.uk We offer advise on STI / HIV and arrange for testing and or counselling/ support etc. We also deliver workshops/presentations on STI/HIV. Our Services are dedicated for Young People living in Newport aged 11 - 25 years

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Hafal - Maindee Mission

47 Duckpool Road, Newport, NP19 8FL Tel: 01633 842 266 [email protected] www.hafal.org Hafal (meaning 'equal') is the principal organisation in Wales working with individuals recovering from serious mental illness and their families. Launched in April 2003, we are a new organisation managed by the people we support - individuals with serious mental illness and their families

Mind Cymru

166 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 1DL Tel: 02920 402 040 Fax: 02920 402 041 [email protected] www.cardiffmind.org Our vision is of a community that promotes and protects good mental health for all, and that treats people affected by mental distress fairly and with respect. Their needs and experiences drive our work and we make sure their voice is heard by those who have influence.

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Newport Mind

Address 2nd Floor 100 – 101 Commercial Street, Newport Code NP20 1LU Tel: 01633 258741 Fax: 01633 257992 [email protected] www.newport-mind.org Community based wellbeing groups offering a wide range of activities. Outreach Support, providing support for people in their local community. Support can be provided through the languages of English, Punjabi, Urdu and Bengali. Young Persons support. Advocacy, Accommodation and Welfare Benefits Services.

Terrence Higgins Trust

314-320 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8DP Tel: Helpline 0808 802 1221 Fax: 0207 812 1601 [email protected] www.tht.org.uk /www.myhiv.org.uk The Terrence Higgins Trust is the UK’s largest HIV and sexual health charity. We can provide advice, information and support for people living with or affected by HIV or other sexual health issues provided though THT Direct, our helpline or local offices. Our Welsh centres are in Cardiff and Swansea and North Wales.

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Housing and homelessness

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Aelwyd Housing Association

56-58 Richmond Rd, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF24 3ET Tel: 029 2048 1203 Fax: 029 2043 5370 [email protected] www.aelwyd.co.uk Aelwyd is a Charitable, Christian Housing Association providing rented homes for people in housing need with a vast majority of units flats for the elderly. Aelwyd works closely with the local churches and communities in providing good quality service to approximately 300 tenants

Cadwyn Housing Association

197 Newport Rd, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF24 1AJ Tel: 02920 498 898 [email protected] www.cadwyn.co.uk provides good quality, affordable homes for people in the Cardiff area. We house all sectors of the community who are in housing need. we do this in partnership with Cardiff County Council, other local authorities, and other voluntary and statutory partners

Huggard Custom House

Custom House Street, Cardiff, CF10 1AP Tel: 029 2034 9980 Fax: 029 2034 9981 [email protected] Huggard (formerly C.A.S.H.) was founded to meet the needs of vulnerable people, who are not only homeless but often find themselves in a despairing and isolated position, by providing an opportunity of Shelter and Sanctuary within an ethos of friendship and care so as to enable them to take the first steps in their rehabilitation.

Melin Homes

Ty’r Efail, Lower Mill Field, Pontypool, Code NP4 0XJ Tel: 08453 101 102 Fax: 08453 101 104 [email protected] www.melinhomes.co.uk Melin Homes is a registered social landlord from 2007. We own and manage over 3,400 properties in Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Newport and Powys. We are a major provider of affordable homes in South East Wales and have a fresh and dynamic outlook, our intention is to make a positive difference in the communities we operate in.

Newport City Homes

Nexus House Mission Court, Newport, NP20 2DW Tel: 01633 381 111 [email protected] www.newportcityhomes.com Newport City Homes (NCH) is a not-for-profit Registered Social Housing Landlord whose major focus is on its residents. Our ambition is to pursue excellence and deliver opportunities for all to transform the quality of our homes, communities and lives. Encouraging residents to engage with us and create a confident, dynamic organisation that listens, learns and improves continuously.

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Newport Housing Trust

Tel: 0800 028 5596 [email protected] www.nht.org.uk Clarence House, Clarence Pl, Newport, Gwent NP19 7AA We provides homes and lifestyle solutions for the over 60s in the Newport area.

Ready Homes

Tel: 0870 740 2000 [email protected] www.ready-homes.com

Ready Homes is a division of the Clearsprings Group and one of the leading private providers of short term accommodation and support services in the UK.

Shelter Cymru - Cardiff

Llamau Limited, 23 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9HA Cardiff Civil Justice Centre, 2 Park Street, Cardiff Tel: 02920 556120/0845 075 5005 Fax: 02920 566096 [email protected] Shelter Cymru is Wales’ people and homes charity. Our vision is that everyone in Wales should have a decent home. We believe a home is a fundamental right and essential to the health and well-being of people and communities.

Shelter Cymru - Newport

Newport CAB Resource Centre, 35 Commercial Road, Newport, NP20 2PB Youth Info Shop, 133 Commercial Street, Newport, NP20 1LY Tel: 01633 255031 [email protected] Shelter Cymru is Wales’ people and homes charity. Our vision is that everyone in Wales should have a decent home. We believe a home is a fundamental right and essential to the health and well-being of people and communities.

Shelter Cymru - Swansea 25 Walter Road Swansea SA1 5NN Tel: 0845 075 5005 Fax: 01792 460050 [email protected]

Shelter Cymru is Wales’ people and homes charity. Our vision is that everyone in Wales should have a decent home. We believe a home is a fundamental right and essential to the health and well-being of people and communities.

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Shelter Cymru - Wrexham

Shelter Cymru PO Box 2293 Wrexham LL11 0FB 0845 075 5005 Fax: 01978 317900 [email protected] Shelter Cymru is Wales’ people and homes charity. Our vision is that everyone in Wales should have a decent home. We believe a home is a fundamental right and essential to the health and well-being of people and communities.

Solas - Albert Street Hostel 3 Albert Street, Newport, NP20 2PD Tel: 01633 662061 Fax: 01633 763531 www.solas-cymru.co.uk

Provide supported housing for 21 people aged between 18-65, providing short term direct access accommodation in Newport.

SOLAS RightMove (The Newport Bond Scheme) Exchange House, The Old Post Office, Newport, Gwent, NP20 1AA Tel: 01633 225 092 www.solas-cymru.co.uk Bond schemes help people who are homeless, vulnerably housed, on benefits or low income to access private rented accommodation. Bond schemes are a paper bond guarantee to private landlords up to the value of one months rent.

Solas-Cymru

Solas, 11 Devon Place, Newport, NP20 4NP Tel: 01633 664045 [email protected] www.solas-cymru.co.uk Solas is a support provider that offers a broad range of services to anyone who may be experiencing issues that impact upon their life. We offer accommodation; specialist support; quality advice; training; employment and education which are personal to the individual. We aim to help people get to where they want to be in life.

Taff Housing Association

Alexandra House, 307 - 315 Cowbridge Road, East Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1JD 86-87 Ninian Road, Cardiff CF23 5EP Tel: 02920 259 100/ 02920 494 729 Fax: 02920 259199/ 02920 494 729 www.taffhousing.co.uk Taff Housing Association is a not for profit, community based housing association in Cardiff. We provide high quality homes for people on low incomes and with a variety of specialist need. We also provided hosing related support across South East Wales.

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Tai Pawb

8 Coopers Yard, Ground Floor, Centre Court, Curran Road, Cardiff CF10 5NB Tel: 02920 537630 Fax: 02920 665698 [email protected] www.taipawb.org Promoting equality in housing through seven strands of equality. These are Age, Disability, Gender, Gender Identity, Race and Nationality, Religion or belief, and Sexual orientation.

Ty Caredig and Ty Golau

Taff Housing Association, Alexandra House, 307-315 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF5 1JD Tel: 02920 259 100 [email protected] www.taffhousing.co.uk Provide low level supported accommodation to 11 single male asylum seekers only (NASS accommodation). The two properties are large shared houses; residents have their own bedrooms and shared kitchen, bathroom, lounge facilities and gardens. Regular support visits are carried out across the 2 projects and this is supplemented with individual support sessions as required.

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Other Services

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New Direction for Congo

C3SC Brunel House, 2 Fitzlalan Road, Cardiff CF24 0EB Tel: 07529 559 069 Fax: 02920 464 196 [email protected] www.ndcongo.org New Direction for Congo is a Cardiff based international development organisation providing support to Congolese victims of conflict; especially women and children. New Direction for Congo aims to support sustainable development in the Congo, the promotion and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and poverty alleviation.

New Pathways - Anti Human Trafficking Project - LIBERATE Willow House, 11 Church Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 0BS Tel : 01685 379310 Fax: 01685384640 New Pathways are specialist providers of rape crisis and sexual abuse support services for women, men and children. We are currently in the initial stages of developing the Liberate project which aims to provide support and advocacy to victims of Human Trafficking.

Oxfam Cymru (Wales)

UK Poverty Programme, 5th Floor 5/7 St. Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1AT Tel: 0300 200 1269 Fax: 02920 803 295 www.oxfam.org.uk Oxfam Cymru (Wales) is an integral part of Oxfam GB. We work to end poverty and suffering, locally and globally, and make this central to public and political life in Wales.

Student Action for Refugee - STAR

Cardiff University, The Student Support Centre, 50 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT

STAR is the national network of student groups working to improve the lives of refugees in the UK by promoting positive images of refugees, volunteering for local refugee projects and campaigning for refugees. STAR student groups are independently constituted student union societies, based at universities all over the UK

Student Action for Refugee - STAR

C/o Swansea University, Hendrefoelan, Swansea, SA2 7NB [email protected]

STAR is the national network of student groups working to improve the lives of refugees in the UK by promoting positive images of refugees, volunteering for local refugee projects and campaigning for refugees. STAR student groups are independently constituted student union societies, based at universities all over the UK

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Other Services

Helping Refugee and Asylum Seekers rebuild their lives in Wales

Swansea City of Sanctuary

c/o YMCA, 1 The Kingsway, Swansea, SA1 5JQ [email protected] City of Sanctuary is a movement to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary in the UK. Our goal is to create a network of towns and cities throughout the country which are proud to be places of safety, and which include people seeking sanctuary fully in the life of their communities.

UK Border Agency - Public Enquiry Office

General Buildings, 31-33 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0AB Tel : 08706 067 766 We are an agency of the Home Office, and our organisation is divided into 4 unified operations: International, Immigration, Intelligence, enforcement and crime Cardiff public enquiry office is situated in Cardiff City Centre.

Wales Centre for International Affairs Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3AP Tel: 02920 228549 Fax: 02920 640333 [email protected]

The Welsh Centre for International Affairs is a national forum for the exchange of ideas on international issues. It seeks to promote world peace, human rights and international understanding, and to serve as a key point of contact in Wales for European institutions, the United Nations and the Commonwealth.

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Policy and advocacy

Helping Refugee and Asylum Seekers rebuild their lives in Wales

European Council on Refugee and Exciles 146 Rue Royale, B 1000 Brussels, Belgium Tel: 32 22343800 [email protected] www.ecre.org

ECRE is now a pan-European Alliance of 70 organisations in 30 countries, established to promote the rights of those who seek international protection in Europe. At the European Union level, ECRE pursues policy initiatives, research, advocacy activities and projects aimed at stimulating positive thinking on refugees and legislative reform in Europe. Its actions are also intended to counteract the manifestations of racism, xenophobia and social exclusion that undermine the institution of asylum.

Wales Ethnicity Research Collaboration - WERC Centre for Research and Innovation in Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL Tel: 01443 483194 [email protected] www.wedhs.org.uk Our goal is to make a significant contribution to public policy by providing health and social research evidence on the experiences of black and minority ethnic population groups in Wales

Wales Migration Partnership-WMP 3-7 Columbus Walk, Brigantine Place, Cardiff, CF10 4SD Tel: 029 2090 9550 Fax: 029 2090 9510 [email protected] www.wmp.org.uk The Wales Migration Partnership for Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Migrants has evolved in response to immigration policy and works with partners to ensure the inclusion of asylum seekers, refugees and migrant workers in the civic, cultural, social and economic life of Wales.

Welsh Government

Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ Tel: 03000 603 300 or 08450 103 300 Welsh: 03000 604 400 or 08450 104 400 The Welsh Government is the devolved Government for Wales. We are working to help improve the lives of people in Wales and make our nation a better place in which to live and work.

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Refugee community organisation

Helping Refugee and Asylum Seekers rebuild their lives in Wales

Afghan Community South Wales [email protected]

Working to create an increased understanding of services available to Afghans in Wales, increase confidence and motivation within the Afghan Communities to access these services.

African Friendship Association

C/o Welsh Refugee Council, Phoenix House, 389 Newport Road, CF24 1TP T: 07939 825 938 [email protected]

African Light Association C/o Welsh Refugee Council, Phoenix House, 389 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 1TP T: 07980 881 197 [email protected]

Our aim is to take Refugees and Asylum Seekers out of isolation and to include and to integrate them into UK Culture, environment and British society.

Darfur Community in Wales

17 Clive Court, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1HW Tel: 07853 289 184 [email protected] Helping our Darfur Community in Wales to social inclusion, and with education and social needs

Eritrean Community

C/o WRC, Phoenix House, 389 Newport Road, CF24 1TP [email protected] Tel: 07946 001 185 We work to provide support on problems issues assoicated within Eritrean community. These include educational, cultural, integrational and social support.

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Refugee community organisation

Helping Refugee and Asylum Seekers rebuild their lives in Wales

Kurdi Cymru

C/o WRC, Phoenix House 389 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 1TP Tel: 07915 829 682 [email protected] We work closely with other statutory and non statutory organizations to help improve the live of Kurdish people living in Wales. We offer a Kurdish class every Saturday between 12pm to 2pm at The Parade in Cardiff

Newport Somali Association

c/o Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO), 73 Church Road, Newport, NP19 7EH Tel: 01633 241 550 [email protected] www.sewrec.org.uk/local/nsa.html The Newport Somali Association (NSA) was established in 1994. Its purpose is to support the Somali community in Newport focusing mainly around education and training. We run a homework club and a drop-in service and provides advice and guidance and also assists in organising recreational activities. NSA supports Somali parents and teachers should issues regarding children arise at school. We also provide services such as help with filling forms such as applications.

Newport Sudanese Association [email protected]

NSCA is a non-profitable, independent organisation concerned with educational, cultural and social activities for the Newport Sudanese Community. It aims to provide services to all regardless of religion, colour, race, ethnic group or political

Pathways Project

229 Penarth Road, Cardiff, CF11 6RF [email protected]

Refugee Voice Wales

113-116 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5EQ Tel: 02920 461541 www.refugeevoicewales.org Refugee Voice Wales (RVW) is an umbrella organisation that represents Refugee Community Organisations (RCOs) in Wales. The organisation was established to empower refugees and asylum seekers, creating a platform for the voices of these often vulnerable groups to be heard.

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Refugee community organisation

Helping Refugee and Asylum Seekers rebuild their lives in Wales

Somaili Integration Society

3rd Floor, Dominions House, Dominions Arcade, Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2AR Tel: 02920 397881 [email protected] We aim to enable the community to become self sufficient and independent, without the need to rely on others, to encourage individuals to acquire essential life skills such as reading, writing and a sound knowledge of the English language and to allow the Somali community to function and to gain recognition as equal and significant members of society .

Somali Progressive Association

68 James Street, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5EF Tel: 02920 499916 / 211240 [email protected] [email protected] To engage with key policy and decision makers at both local and national levels, in order to influence the making of policy that positively impact on the Somali Community. To improve the socio-economic situation of the multiply disadvantaged Somali Community. To promote the good practice of equal opportunity and diversity in the workplace and service delivery and work towards the elimination of discrimination and inequalities.

Somali Women Cymru [email protected]

South People's Projects-SoPPro

1st Floor, The Community Space Partnership 89 Lower Dock Street, Newport, NP20 2AH Tel: 01633 547 101 [email protected] Email: [email protected] [email protected] www.soppro.org A registered charity based in Newport, South Wales. Our vision is to become an effective and sustainable Black voluntary and Non-Governmental organisation with best practise in governance and delivery of programmes, activities and projects and working for people in the UK and in Africa. Our long-term dream is to bring volunteers from Wales to a rural area/

Sudanese Community Association South Wales C/o Ibtisam Mohamed, 46 Penarth Road, Cardiff CF11 6NF [email protected]

Helping the Sudanese Community come together in social, vocational and educational activities in South Wales

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Refugee community organisation

Helping Refugee and Asylum Seekers rebuild their lives in Wales

The Congolese Community of Wales

C/o WRC, Phoenix House, 389 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 1TP [email protected] Bringing Congolese people living in Swansea Cardiff Newport together through community events, to keep our values for our common good

The Union of Congolese People

WRC Swansea, 3rd Floor, Grove House, Grove Place, Swansea, SA1 5FD Mobile: 07956 289016 [email protected]

The Voice of Congo [email protected]

Vanguard Project - SCAS

37 Stacey Road, Cardiff, CF24 1DS Tel: 02920 4889651 Mobile: 07553 490743 [email protected]

West Africa Community Association 23 Larch House, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 0TH Tel: 02920 620194 [email protected]

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Refugee community organisation

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Yagosha Association

107 Gabalfa Avenue, Cardiff, CF14 2PB Tel: 02920 626151 [email protected]

Zimbabwe Voluntary Association 74 Somerton Park, Newport, NP19 0GF Mobile: 07871 277103 [email protected]

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Solicitors

Helping Refugee and Asylum Seekers rebuild their lives in Wales

Albany Solicitors

168 Richmond Road, Cardiff CF24 3BX Tel: 02920 472 728 Fax: 02920 495 096 [email protected] www.albany-solicitors.co.uk Albany Solicitors specialise in all aspects of Immigration, Nationality and Asylum law and act for a diverse range of clients. We hold a contract with the Legal Services Commission enabling us to offer advice and assistance in Immigration, Nationality and Asylum law without financial charge to clients on state benefits or a low income.

Crowley & Company

Oxford House, 10-16 Vere Street, Roath Cardiff, CF24 3DS Tel: 02920 4588 95 Fax: 02920 458 894 07974 919292 for Emergency [email protected] www.crowleysolicitors.co.uk Crowley & Company Solicitors is a professional and vibrant firm. We work together as a team, helping each other to provide a service to the client that we can be proud of.

Duncan Moghal - Cardiff 134 WoodVille Road, Cathays Cardiff CF24 4EE Tel: 02920 644 999 Fax: 02920 665 620 [email protected] www.duncanmoghal.com Duncan Moghal is a specialist solicitors in immigration and asylum services. We operate in Wales only but accept client from the Bristol area. We also office legal aid services to qualifying clients.

Duncan Moghal - Newport 9 Gold Tops, Newport, NP20 4PH Tel: 01633 211 600 Fax: 01633 211 500 [email protected] www.duncanmoghal.com

Duncan Moghal is a specialist solicitors in immigration and asylum services. We operate in Wales only but accept client from the Bristol area. We also office legal aid services to qualifying clients.

Duncan Moghal - Swansea

80 Mansel Street, Swansea, SA1 5TY Tel: 01792 450 930 Fax: 01792 480 688 [email protected] www.duncanmoghal.com Duncan Moghal is a specialist solicitors in immigration and asylum services. We operate in Wales only but accept client from the Bristol area. We also office legal aid services to qualifying clients.

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Solicitors

Helping Refugee and Asylum Seekers rebuild their lives in Wales

Manchester Associates

412 Barton Road, Stretford Manchester, M329RW Tel: 0161 8650127 Fax: 0161 865 0177 [email protected] Manchester Associates is a for profit legal service organisation which offers legal aid when necessary on Thursday at the Welsh Refugee Council’s office in Wrexham

Newport Immigration Advice Centre 56 Clarence Pl, Newport, Gwent NP19 0AH Tel: 01633 222005 [email protected] www.niac.co.uk

Newport Immigration Advice Centre is a for profit organisation specialising in all aspects of UK Immigration & Asylum Law. We provide a fast, friendly and professional immigration service at very reasonable fees. Our immigration and asylum department has grown steadily over the years and will continue to grow in a controlled organic way which will dilute the quality of our service.

Ty Arian Ltd Solicitors

1 Alexandra Road Swansea, SA1 5ED Tel : 01792 484 200 Fax : 01792 484 300 [email protected] www.tyarian.com Ty Arian is a Social Welfare Law Centre based in the heart of Swansea run by solicitors and legal specialists. Our dedicated advisers are trained to the highest standards in social welfare law, and have the active listening skills, experience and knowledge which are vital to assist our clients to regain control of their lives.

Virgo Consultancy Services Ltd. 265 Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4HT Tel: 01446 749 330 Fax: 01446 749 331 [email protected] www.virgoconsultancy.com

We are a niche firm of solicitors specialising in Immigration and Asylum Law with extensive experience of the full spectrum of work in these areas and in the field of Human Rights and Public Law.

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Volunteering

Helping Refugee and Asylum Seekers rebuild their lives in Wales

BVSNW (Black Voluntary Sector Network Wales) Crichton House, 11-12 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5EE Tel: 02920 450 068 [email protected] www.bvsnw.org.uk

Sharing knowledge and information. Creating a support network that is sustainable and focus on best practice. Giving practical tips on developing great entrepreneurship skills.

Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisation Ty Derwen, Church Road, Newport, Gwent, NP19 7EJ Tel: 01633 241 550 [email protected]es.org.uk www.gavowales.org.uk

Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations is a Community Voluntary Council which is committed to strengthening the effectiveness of the Voluntary and Community Sector across Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Newport. for advice and meet others in similar life circumstances

Supporting Others Through Volunteer Action - SOVA Cymru/Wales Wales, Marine House, 23 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff CF10 5DP Tel: 02920 495281 [email protected] www.sova.org.uk

SOVA works with local volunteers at projects across England and Wales delivering a range of services to clients in and leaving the care system, the Criminal Justice sector, young people on youth offending orders, the socially and economically disadvantaged and long-term unemployed and refugees and asylum seekers.

Wales Council For Voluntary Action - WCVA

Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5FH Tel: 08002 888 329 Fax: 02920 431 701 [email protected] www.wcva.org.uk WCVA is the voice of the voluntary sector in Wales. We represent and campaign for voluntary organisations, volunteers and communities

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Women

Helping Refugee and Asylum Seekers rebuild their lives in Wales

Black Association of Women Step Out - BAWSO 9 Cathedral Road,Cardiff,CF11 9HA Tel: 02920 644633 Fax: 02920 644588 [email protected] www.bawso.org.uk

Provides shelter for ethnic minority women and women seeking refugee from domestic abuse. Provides practical help and support according to their individual needs. Advocates for the rights and needs of ethnic and minority women and children in voluntary and statutory sector in Wales. Provide shelter for BME women seeking refuge and multi-lingual information regarding the services delivered by the project.

Black Association of Women Step Out - BAWSO 1st & 2nd Floors,113 Lower Dock Street, Newport, NP20 2AF Tel: 01633 213213 Fax: 01633 213219 [email protected] www.bawso.org.uk

Provides shelter for ethnic minority women and women seeking refugee from domestic abuse. Provides practical help and support according to their individual needs. Advocates for the rights and needs of ethnic and minority women and children in voluntary and statutory sector in Wales. Provide shelter for BME women seeking refuge and multi-lingual information regarding the services delivered by the project.

BAWSO - Black Association of Women Step Out - Swansea 1st Floor, 63 Mansel Street, Swansea, SA1 5SQ Tel: 01792 642 003 Fax: 01792 645 207 [email protected] www.bawso.org.uk

Provides shelter for ethnic minority women and women seeking refugee from domestic abuse. Provides practical help and support according to their individual needs. Advocates for the rights and needs of ethnic and minority women and children in voluntary and statutory sector in Wales. Provide shelter for BME women seeking refuge and multi-lingual information regarding the services delivered by the project. BAWSO - Black Association of Women Step Out - Wrexham Suite 1, 3rd Floor, Trinity House, Trinity Street, Wrexham, LL11 1NL Tel: 01978 355 818 Fax: 01978 355 707 [email protected] www.bawso.org.uk Provides shelter for ethnic minority women and women seeking refugee from domestic abuse. Provides practical help and support according to their individual needs. Advocates for the rights and needs of ethnic and minority women and children in voluntary and statutory sector in Wales. Provide shelter for BME women seeking refuge and multi-lingual information regarding the services delivered by the project.

Women’s Aid - Cardiff

16 Moira Terrace, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 0EJ Tel: 02920 460 566 Fax: 02920 484 097 [email protected] www.cardiffwomensaid.org.uk Women's Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. We support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK.

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Women

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Minority Ethnic Women’s Network - MEWN Cymru

Basement Suite, Crichton House, 11-12 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5EE Tel: 02920 464445 [email protected] www.mewn-cymru.org.uk Asylum and Refugee women’s project gives practical and emotional support to women who have survived all forms of sexual violence and trafficking through.

Minority Ethnic Women’s Network - MEWN Swansea 24 Mansel Street, Swansea, SA1 5SQ Tel: 01792 467 722 Fax: 01792 455 031 [email protected] www.mewnswansea.org.uk

Minority Ethnic Women’s Network Swansea literally translated, means ‘Within Swansea’ and is an organisation working towards the establishment of a Network of black and ethnic minority women and women’s organisations, in the Swansea Bay area.

Newport Women's Aid

56 Stow Hill, Newport, South Wales, NP20 1JG Tel: 01633 840 258 Fax: 01633 257 815 [email protected] www.nptwomensaid.org.uk Newport Women’s Aid mission is to reduce the harm caused by domestic abuse and improve the safety, health and wellbeing of survivors and their children. We will strive to build and support a community free of domestic abuse through advocacy, education and intervention.

Swansea Women’s Centre

25 Mansel Street, Swansea, SA1 5SQ Tel: 01792 411 119 [email protected] www.swanseawomenscentre.co.uk Swansea Women’s Centre is a charity based in Swansea and open to all women in the Swansea and wider South Wales area. The Centre offers a range of activities and facilities for women including courses, workshops, groups, drop-ins, and information and resources.

Ty Enfys - Taff Housing

86/87 Ninian Road, Roath, Cardiff, CF23 5EP Tel : 02920 494 729 [email protected] www.taffhousing.co.uk Ty Enfys provides supported accommodation to 21 pregnant women and mothers with a baby up to the age of 2 years aged between 16 and 25 years old in a combination of self-contained bedsits and rooms with shared facilities.

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Women

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Ty Seren – Taff Housing

126 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 1YN Tel: 02920 497 379 [email protected] www.taffhousing.co.uk Ty Seren provides supported accommodation to 29 single women aged between 16 and 25 years old in a combination of self-contained bedsits and rooms with shared facilities.

Women Connect First

7 Neville Street, Riverside, Cardiff, CF11 6LP Tel: 02920 343 154 Fax: 02920 343 160 [email protected] www.womenconnectfirst.org.uk Women Connect First was established in 2001 to empower Black and Minority Ethnic women in Cardiff and South Wales by offering them a range of free service of training and advice to equip them with the required skills in order to improve their employability.

Women Seeking Sanctuary Advocacy Group - WSSAG

Adamsdown Resource Centre, 10G Moira Terrace, Adamsdown,Cardiff,CF24 0EJ Tel: 029 20 460 899 [email protected] www.wssagwales.wordpress.com We are a lobbying, advocacy and research group which works with and for refugee women and their families in order to bring about positive changes in the asylum system and to enhance the ability to rebuild lives.

Wrexham Women’s Aid

6 Temple Row, Wrexham, LL13 8LY Tel: 01978 310 203 Fax: 01978 311 190 [email protected] www.wrexhamwomensaid.org.uk Women's Aid works from the principles of empowerment, collective action, self-help and mutual aid, inclusion and equality.Women's Aid recognises the diversity of women's lives and aims to be accessible to all women. Women's Aid is committed to ensuring that the principles that inform our work with women experiencing male violence, reflects the manner in which we operate internally as an organisation.

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Index

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ORGANISATION

SECTION

PAGE

Access for Black and Minority Ethnic Children and Young People with Disabilities and or chronic illnesses - ABCD Cymru

Children and Youth

10

Action for Children - Cardiff Breakthrough

Children and Youth

10

Action for Children - Newport Cymorth Family Answers

Children and Youth

10

Aelwyd Housing Association

Housing and Homelessness

34

Afghan Community South Wales

Refugee Community Organisation

41

African Community Centre - Cardiff

Community

15

African Community Centre - Swansea

Community

15

African Community Centre - Wrexham

Community

15

African Friendship Association

Refugee Community Organisation

41

African Light Association

Refugee Community Organisation

41

Albany Solicitors

Solicitors

46

Amnesty International Cardiff

Equality and Law

25

Arts Council of Wales

Arts and Culture

6

Asylum Justice Cardiff

Asylum Support and Statistics

7

Asylum Justice Newport

Asylum Support and Statistics

7

Asylum Justice Swansea

Asylum Support and Statistics

7

Barnardo's Cymru - Interpretation Servcies

Education, Employment and Training

22

Barnados - Cymru

Children and Youth

10

Barnados Caerphilly and Newport Young Carers Services

Children and Youth

10

Barnados Cymru Seraf Service Cardiff

Children and Youth

11

BAWSO - Black Association of Women Step Out - Cardiff

Women

49

BAWSO - Black Association of Women Step Out - Newport

Women

49

BAWSO - Black Association of Women Step Out - Swansea

Women

49

BAWSO - Black Association of Women Step Out - Wrexham

Women

49

Beath Easy

Health

31

Black Environment Network - BEN

Community

15

Black Voluntary Sector Network Wales - BVSNW

Volunteering

48

Bridge Christian Counselling Centre

Faith Based

28

British Red Cross Newport

Asylum Support and Statistics

7

Butetown History and Arts Centre

Arts and Culture

6

Butetown Youth Pavilion

Children and Youth

11

A

B

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C Cadwyn Housing Association

Housing and Homelessness

34

Cardiff & Newport People First Community Voices Project

Community

15

Cardiff Advocacy Project

Children and Youth

11

Cardiff Communities First, Ethnic Minority Communities (ECM) Team

Community

16

Cardiff Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service

Education, Employment and Training

22

Community Mental Health Team - NHS

Health

31

Cardiff Refugee and Asylum Seeker Welcome

Drop Ins

20

Cardiff Third Sector Council

Community

16

Cardiff University Centre for Lifelong Leaning

Education, Employment and Training

22

Cardiff University - School of Postgraduate Medical & Dental Education,

Education, Employment and Training

Cardiff Women’s Aid

Women

49

Careers Wales

Education, Employment and Training

22

Central Clinic Swansea - NHS Trust

Health

31

Child and Family Psychological Health

Health

31

Children in Wales

Children and Youth

11

Citizens Advice Bureau - Vale of Glamorgan

Equality and Law

25

Citizens Advice Bureau - Newport

Equality and Law

25

Citizens Advice Bureau - Swansea

Equality and Law

25

Citizens Advice Bureau - Wrexham

Equality and Law

25

Children's Commissioner for Wales

Children and Youth

11

Community House

Faith Based

28

Community Space Newport

Community

16

Crowley and Company

Solicitors

49

Darfu Community in Wales

Refugee Community Organisation

41

Displaced People in Action

Asylum Support and Statistics

7

Diversy Cymru

Equality and Law

25

Diversy Cymru BME Health Services

Health

31

Duffryn Community Link

Community

16

Duncan Moghal - Cardiff

Solicitors

46

Duncan Moghal - Newport

Solicitors

46

Duncan Moghal - Swansea

Solicitors

46

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E Equality and Human Rights Commission - EHRC

Equality and Law

26

End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes

Children and Youth

12

Eritrean Community

Refugee Community Organisation

41

Ethnic Minority Language and Achievement Service (EMLAS)

Education, Employment and Training

23

European Council on Refugees and Exciles

Policy and Advocacy

40

Evangelical Alliance Wales

Faith Based

28

FareShare Cymru

Community

16

Foodbank Network Wales (The Trussell Trust)

Community

17

Freedom from Torture

Health

32

Gofal Cymru, Newport

Health

32

Get Connected

Children and Youth

12

Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisation

Volunteering

48

Gwent Education Multi Ethnic Service (GEMS)

Education, Employment and Training

23

Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust Sexual Health Project

Health

32

Hafal - Maindee Mission

Health

32

Haggard Custom House

Housing and Homelessness

34

Home Start Cardiff

Community

17

Home Start Newport

Community

17

Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees - ICAR

Asylum Support and Statistics

8

Intercultural Development Education and art Services - IDEAS

Education, Employment and Training

23

Islamic Social Services Association

Community

17

Refugee Community Organisation

42

Education, Employment and Training

23

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I

K Kurdi Cymru

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M Maindee Festival

Community

17

Manchester Associates

Solicitors

47

MEIC

Children and Youth

12

Melin Homes

Housing and Homelessness

34

Mind Cymru

Health

32

Minority Ethnic Womens Network Cardiff

Women

50

Minority Ethnic Womens Network Swansea

Women

50

MOre Green Community Shop

Community

18

National Waterfront Museum Swansea

Arts and Culture

6

Neighbourhood Policing Teams

Equality and Law

26

New Direction for Congo

Other Services

38

New Pathways Across Wales

Children and Youth

12

New Pathways Anti Human Trafficking Project - LIBERATE

Other Services

38

Newport and District Refugee Support Group (R&DRSG)

Drop Ins

20

Newport Children and Young People’s Partnership

Children and Youth

12

Newport City Homes

Housing and Homelessness

34

Newport Housing Trust

Housing and Homelessness

35

Newport Immigration Advice Centre

Solicitors

47

Newport Mind

Health

33

Newport Somali Association (1994)

Refugee Community Organisation

42

Newport Sudanese Association

Refugee Community Organisation

42

Newport Women's Aid

Women

50

North Wales Race Equality Network (NWREW)

Equality and Law

26

NSPCC National Child Trafficking Advice and Information Line

Children and Youth

13

Oasis Cardiff

Drop Ins

20

Oxfam

Other Services

38

Pathways Project

Refugee Community Organisation

42

Persian Welsh Cultural Society

Community

18

ProMo Cymru

Children and Youth

13

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R Race Equality First

Equality and Law

25

Raven Trust House

Community

17

Ready Homes

Housing and Homelessness

35

Refugee Action

Asylum Support and Statistics

7

Refugee Voice Wales

Refugee Community Organisation

41

Serenuu Children's Centre

Children and Youth

13

SHARE Tawe

Community

18

Shelter Cymru - Cardiff

Housing and Homelessness

35

Shelter Cymru - Newport

Housing and Homelessness

35

Shelter Cymru - Swamsea

Housing and Homelessness

35

Shelter Cymru - Wrexham

Housing and Homelessness

36

Solas - Albert Street Hostel

Housing and Homelessness

36

Solas - Rightmove (The Newport Bond Scheme)

Housing and Homelessness

36

Solas-Cymru

Housing and Homeslessness

36

Somaili Integration Society

Refugee Community Organisation

43

Somali Progressive Association

Refugee Community Organisation

43

Somali Women Cymru

Refugee Community Organisation

43

South East Wales Race Equality Council - SEWREC

Equality and Law

27

South People's Project - SoPPro

Refugee Community Organisation

43

South Riverside Community Development Centre

Community

18

South Wales Churches Refugee Network

Faith Based

28

South Wales Intercultural Community Arts - SWICA

Arts and Culture

6

South Wales Police - Equality and Diversity Unit

Equality and Law

27

SOVA Cymru/Wales

Volunteering

48

Space 4 You

Drop In

20

STAR - Cardiff

Other Services

38

STAR - Swansea

Other Services

38

Sudanese Community Association

Refugee Community Organisation

43

Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers Support Group

Drop In

20

Swansea City of Sanctuary

Other Services

38

Swansea Women's Centre

Women

50

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T Taff Housing

Housing and Homelessness

36

Tai Pawb

Housing and Homelessness

37

Terrence Higgins Trust

Health

33

The Cardiff Story

Arts and Culture

6

Faith Based

28

The Congolese Community of Wales

Refugee Community Organisation

44

The East Cardiff Multicultural Network

Education, Employment and Training

23

The Fan Charity

Community

18

The Henna Foundation

Community

19

The Parade ESOL Service

Drop In

21

The Salvation Army - Cardiff

Faith Based

29

Faith Based

29

The Salvation Army - Swansea

Faith Based

29

The Salvation Army - Wrexham

Faith Based

29

The Sprout

Children and Youth

13

Refugee Community Organisation

44

The Valley Race Equality Council - VALREC

Equality and Law

27

The Voice of Congo

Refugee Community Organisation

44

Trinity Methodist Church

Faith Based

29

Tros Gynnal Organisation

Children and Youth

13

Ty Arian Ltd Solicitors

Solicitors

47

Ty Caredig - Part of Taff Housing

Housing and Homelessness

37

Ty Enfys - Part of Taff Housing

Women

50

Ty Golau - Part of Taff Housing

Housing and Homelessness

37

Ty Seren - Part of Taff Housing

Women

51

United Kingdom Border Agency

Other Services

39

United Reform Church

Faith Based

30

Vanguard Project - SCAS

Refugee Community Organisation

44

Victim Support

Equality and Law

27

Virgo Consultancy Services Ltd.

Solicitors

47

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W Wales Center for International Affairs

Other Services

39

Wales Council for Voluntary Action

Volunteering

48

Wales Ethnicity Research Collaboration - WERC

Other Services

40

Wales Interpretation and Translation Services - WITS

Education, Employment and Training

24

Wales Migration Partnership

Policy and Advocacy

40

Welsh Government

Policy and Advocacy

40

Welsh Refugee Council - Cardiff

Asylum Support and Statistics

8

Welsh Refugee Council - Newport

Asylum Support and Statistics

8

Welsh Refugee Council - Swansea

Asylum Support and Statistics

8

Welsh Refugee Council - Wrexham

Asylum Support and Statistics

9

West Africa Community Association

Refugee Community Organisation

44

Women Connect First

Women

51

Women Making a Difference Project

Education, Employment and Training

24

Women Seeking Sanctuary Advocacy Group - WSSAG

Women

51

Wrexham English as an Additional Language Service

Education, Employment and Training

24

Wrexham Methodist Church

Drop In

21

Wrexham Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support Group - WRASSG

Drop In

21

Wrexham Women's Aid

Women

51

Yagosha Association

Refugee Community Organisation

45

You are Not Alone - YANA

Drop In

21

Young Asylum Seeker Support - YASS

Children and Youth

14

Young People Speak Out

Children and Youth

14

Youth Cymru

Chidlren and Youth

14

Refugee Community Organisation

45

Y

Z Zimbabwe Voluntary Association

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