North West Pro Bono Directory

Asylum Link Merseyside

St Anne’s, 7 Overbury St, Liverpool, L7 3HJ
Tel: +44 (0)151 709 1713
Fax: +44 (0)151 709 1734
Asylum Link is an organisation dedicated to assisting Asylum Seekers and Refugees and to raising public awareness around Refugee issues. We run a drop-in centre for all asylum seekers and refugees. We provide Asylum advice at OISC level 1 as well as referral to other organisations and solicitors. Caseworkers are avaiable Mondays-Thursday. We also provide services pertaining to: casework; clothing; furniture; English classes; destitution support; social support; and social events.

Freedom From Torture 


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1st Floor North Square, 11-13 Spear Street, Manchester, M1 1JU
Tel: +44 (0)161 236 5744
Fax: +44 (0)161 244 5577
Freedom from Torture, formerly the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, is a UK-based organisation that has been working for 25 years to provide direct clinical services to survivors of torture who arrive in Britain, as well as to protect and promote their rights. 

Mersey Aid

Tel: +44 (0)7590 424 742
Fax: +44 (0)7590 424 742
MerseyAid is a grass roots group, set out to help those in need without the hindrance of red tape, government policies and procedures. Our aim is to provide aid at the point of need, when it is needed.

Refugee Action

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Canada House, 3 Chepstow Street, Manchester, M1 5FW
Tel: +44 (0)161 831 5465.
Contact Person: Mary Keane

Refugee Action provide support to asylum seekers and refugees at all stages of their application process and after. They provide a One Stop Service giving advice on access to asylum support, the asylum application process, welfare benefits, employment and housing. They also advise clients facing problems such as racial harassment, domestic violence and destitution. What they can help with: If you are an asylum seeker who has just arrived in the UK, they can offer advice on: Emergency accommodation if you are entitled to it; Applying for asylum support; Asylum Support Tribunal (AST) appeals; Referring you to a doctor. If you are an asylum seeker who is already receiving asylum support, they can offer advice on: Problems that may arise with your asylum support; Help with complaints about your accommodation; Local refugee/asylum seeker community organisations and support projects, or other organisations who can advise you; Referring you to a doctor; Appeal if your support is stopped by UKBA. What they can’t help with: Immigration advice for migrants.

Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit

1 Delaunays Road, Crumpsall Green, Manchester M8 4QS
Tel: +44 (0)161 740 7722.
Fax:+44 (0)161 740 5172. 
Contact Person: Denise McDowell, Director
Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit provides free, confidential and independent specialist legal immigration and asylum advice and representation to people seeking entry or leave to remain in the UK.