Comfrey Project – The Comfrey Project is a registered charity which works with refugees and asylum seekers on allotment sites across Newcastle and Gateshead with the aim of improving their conditions of life and general wellbeing.
Newcastle Law Centre
1 Charlotte Square
Telephone: 0191 230 4777
Fax: 0191 233 0295
Immigration and Asylum drop-in: Thursdays 10 am
(must arrive early – before 9 at least as only 12 places
David Gray Solicitors
Old County Court
56 Westgate Road,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
Tyne And Wear
0191 232 9547
Brar & Co
Brar & Co Solicitors and Estate Agents
240a Chillingham Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
0191 2766880 (tel)
0191 2766882 (fax)
Info on joining libraries here: www.multikulti.org.uk/en/education/welcome-to-your-library
Map showing location of Newcastle city library here maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&rlz=1B3GGGL_en___GB231&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=newcastle+city+library&fb=1&gl=uk&hq=city+library&hnear=newcastle&cid=0,0,16706647565119782858&ei=aorVS-9foLLSBIzBoeUN&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CAcQnwIwAA Opening hours Mon-Thurs 8.30-8, Fri-Sat 8.30-5.30, Sun 11-5, Free Internet access, info on different area’s libraries.
North of England Refugee Service: Advice, language services, etc. www.refugee.org.uk/welcome.htm
Regional Refugee Forum: Coalition of refugee organised community groups. Extensive list of groups. www.refugeevoices.org.uk phone 0191 233 2000
NHS: Welcome packs, translated appointment letters and links found here www.newcastlepct.nhs.uk/services/community-health-services/health-development-and-improvement/health-development-service/newcastle-refugee-and-asylum-seekers-health-action
Council offers free legal advice and includes multi-lingual services and ‘Refugee move on service’ Phone 0191 277 1144 or visit council offices here www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=424431&y=568292&z=0&sv=NE3+1JL&st=2&pc=NE3+1JL&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf
Food, shelter and support offered for free by the People’s Kitchen: Evening meals 6.30 – 8.30 pm in the centre on Bath Lane, 8.45- 10.00 pm on Trafalgar Street, Breakfasts at Eldon Square at 8.30am and Westgate Road Cemetary from 10.00 am. More info Here www.peopleskitchen.co.uk/index.html
List of homeless shelters found here www.newcastle.gov.uk/core.nsf/a/nhf_nhlp (Link to it on the blog, assuming someone on a blog has internet, print out details of a few for leaflet?)
Where to eat for free leaflet www.newcastle.gov.uk/wwwfileroot/regen/… some of it is out of date…
Free English Language class at Star and Shadow Cinema, Ouseburn!!
East Area Asylum Seekers Support Group – charity in east end of Newcastle offering support and info. Also has a clothing and bric a brac store for anyone in need.
EAASSG, ‘Common Ground’, Churchwalk House, Churchwalk Centre,Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 3DH.
Tel : 0191 262 2522
Fax : 0191 263 8281
West End Refugee Service – registered charity working with refugees and asylum seekers living in the West End of Newcastle. Regular drop-in, clothing store, emergency hardship fund, befriending scheme, counselling service.
St Philip’s Vicarage, St Philip’s Close, Arthur’s Hill, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5JE
Tel: 0191 273 7482
Advice claiming benefits: Tyneside Claimants Union