Local services for and open to Refugees and Asylum Seekers
* If you are looking for a national Refugee organisation, UNHCR provide an excellent list HERE.
Anglo – Chinese Cultural Exchange
Encourage cross community exchange of culture and arts.
Address: c/o Volunteeing Matters, The Old Crown Count, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2DX
Email: [email protected]
Tel: Lydia Tse 07867 614 349 or Natalie Chu 07903 165 039
Bangladeshi Support Centre
Provides information, help and support; advances the education of individuals and the community as a whole. Address: Bangladeshi Support Centre, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
Tel: 01473 400081
British Red Cross
Provides support to Refugees and Asylum Seekers from their centre in Chevallier Street.
Address: 15 Chevallier St, Ipswich, IP1 2PF
Tel: 01473 219260British Red Cross are offering
- British Red Cross coordinate the International Family Tracing service. For further information please visit www.redcross.org.uk/trace.
- The British Red Cross also offer free courses aimed at tackling the stigma faced by Refugees, Asylum Seekers and other migrants. These courses are aimed at young people aged 10-19 and can be booked by schools and youth groups in Ipswich and the surrounding area. You can read more about these workshops in the Red Cross course leaflet ( Stigma workshops leaflet ) or HERE For further details and to book please contact Ruby Clift (Youth Education Coordinator) on 07834 525352 or [email protected]
Emmaus offer homeless people a safe home, work and the chance to rebuild their lives in a supportive environment.
Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE)
Provides information, advice and support to individuals and families who have experienced or are experiencing discrimination/harassment.
Address: 46A St Matthew’s Street, Ipswich IP1 3EP
Tel: 01473 408111
Ipswich Suffolk Indian Association
Promotes cultural events, activities and workshops across Ipswich and Suffolk including the Indian Summer Mela, Diwali and Holi Festivals.
Address: PO Box 757 Ipswich, IP1 9ND
Tel: 0844 8844 825
Ipswich & Suffolk Muslim Council
The Ipswich and Suffolk Muslim Council (ISMC) is the umbrella organisation of Muslims in Ipswich and Suffolk. It aims to promote cooperation, consensus and unity on Muslim affairs, and to establish a position for the Muslim community within British society that is fair and based on due rights.
Address: 50 Grimwade Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1LP
Julie Begum: 07990 735330
Ipswich and Suffolk West Indian Association
Meet on Tuesday’s. 10.00am till 2.30 pm St Margaret Church Hall next to the school, Bolton Lane Ipswich IP4
Telephone: 01473 723997 mobile: 07980 979132
Contact: Mr Albert Grant
Karibu African Women’s Support Group
Provides information, advice, help, support and signposting. Also runs activities for children.
Address:Burlington Baptist Church Hall, Burlington Road, Ipswich, Suffolk PostcodeIP1 2EU
Newsflash East of England
The Newsflash is a weekly round up compiled by the Strategic Migration Partnership from the East of England LGA of publications, information, events, funding and jobs relating to Asylum Seekers, Refugees and migrant workers, for anyone who wants to keep up-to-date with the latest developments.
Marginalised Adults Team
70 -74 St Helen’s Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 2LA
Tel: 01473 341750
Promote health,opportunity, equality, benevolence & empowerment for black and ethnic minority women and children.
Address: 19, Tower Street, Citizen Advice Bureau Building, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3BE.[email protected]
Tel: 00 44 1473 231566
Suffolk Refugee Support Runs a drop-in advice and advocacy service for Asylum Seekers and Refugees to receive free advice and support on a broad range of subjects from housing and employment to how to make friends and learn English.
Address: 38 St. Matthews Street, Ipswich IP1 3EP
Tel 07847 111865
Martin Simmonds – [email protected]
Suffolk Inter Faith Resource (SIFRE)
Promotes understanding between people of different faiths.
Address:The Inter-Faith Centre, Brightspace,160 Hadleigh Road, Ipswich, IP2 0HH