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Asylum Seekers: One-Stop Services

Volume 621: debated on Wednesday 31 January 2001

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What "one-stop-shop" support services for asylum seekers are currently supported with funding from the Home Office; where they are located; and which organisations provide them; and [HL433]What is the maximum distance that asylum seekers are expected to be located from the nearest "one-stop-shop" support service; and which "cluster areas" are further than this distance from the nearest one. [HL436]

The Home Office provides grant funding to a number of key voluntary organisations to develop a network of one-stop-services in the cluster regions. The following list indicates where such services are being provided within the regions and by which voluntary sector organisation. The voluntary sector one-stop services which are funded by NASS are not intended to provide a drop-in service to asylum seekers supported by NASS and therefore distance from one-stop services and accommodation within the cluster areas is not relevant.

LocationVoluntary Organisation
LondonRefugee Council
IpswichRefugee Council
BirminghamRefugee Council
LeedsRefugee Council
NewcastleNorth of England Refugee Service (NERS)
SunderlandNorth of England Refugee Service (NERS)
MiddlesbroughNorth of England Refugee Service (NERS)
DoverMigrant Helpline
FolkestoneMigrant Helpline
MargateMigrant Helpline
HastingsMigrant Helpline
BrightonMigrant Helpline
GlasgowScottish Refugee Council
EdinburghScottish Refugee Council
CardiffWelsh Refugee Council
SwanseaWelsh Refugee Council
LeicesterRefugee Action
NottinghamRefugee Action
ManchesterRefugee Action
LiverpoolRefugee Action
BristolRefugee Action
ExeterRefugee Action
PlymouthRefugee Action
SouthamptonRefugee Action
OxfordRefugee Action
NorthamptonRefugee Action