Support Organisations: Tyne & Wear
Signposting our refugee friends to support organisations
At HostNation, we don’t ask you to provide professional support. Instead, our scheme offers friendship and all its benefits; helping a refugee feel more at home in the city, having somebody to talk to and have fun with. You can also help your refugee friend with their English skills.
However, if your refugee friend needs more specialist or integration support, this signposting guide provides a range of regional organisations that you could help to connect them with.
Refugee advice and support
West End Refugee Service
Daily drop-in advice sessions, counselling service, befriending scheme, clothing store, hardship fund.
St Philip's Vicarage, St Philip's Close, 0191 273 7482 firstname.lastname@example.org
North of England Refugee Service
Information, support and advice for refugees and people seeking asylum in the North of England. 2 Friars St, Newcastle, NE1 4XA Phone 0191 245 7301
British Red Cross Refugee Support
Refugeesupportnortheast@redcross.org.uk 0191 2737961
For refugees and asylum seekers - food parcels, form filling, hardship payments, befriending, ESOL, advocacy, legal advice drop-in. The Walking With Centre, Church House, Hugh St, Wallsend, NE28 6RL. 0191 263 5029
ACANE - African Community Advice North East.
1 Raby Cross, Newcastle, NE6 2FF
0191 265 8110 email@example.com.
Activities, advocacy, advice for African refugees and asylum seekers in the North East.
Peace of Mind Drop-in
Wednesdays 12.30-2pm in Gateshead.
Gateshead. Practical, emotional and educational support and sign-posting to other services. Plus tea/coffee and a chat with friends and volunteers. Arts and cracs for children. 07595 300326
JET - Helping you find your way in the UK
Employment, training, integration activities, careers advice, ESOL and learning resources
We help people from the BME (Black Minority Ethnic) community, asylum seekers, refugees and New Migrant communities to find work, improve their skills and to integrate with the neighbours and understand their new surroundings. By appointment 0191 273 5761
Justice and Peace Refugee Project
Food, information and support Vincent’s Support Centre, New Bridge Street, Newcastle, NE1 2TQ 07407 091184 firstname.lastname@example.org
Places to go for activities & well being
Crossings - Free music project
Weekly sessions, choir, musical instruments and volunteering opportuni)es in Gateshead & Newcastle. email@example.com
Gardening, informa)on, support, promo)ng health and wellbeing among asylum seekers and refugees. Windmill Hills Centre, Chester Place, Gateshead, NE8 1QB
Tyneside Women’s Health
Helping women improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Courses, advice and information. 30 Half Moon Lane, Gateshead, NE8 2AN. Also have an office in Newcastle. 0191 477 7898
The Angelou Centre
Courses and information for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Women. Brighton Grove, Newcastle, NE4 5NR 0191 226 0394
West End Women and Girls Centre
Stephenson Building, 173 Elswick Road, Newcastle, NE4 6SQ. 0191 273 4942 firstname.lastname@example.org
North East Law Centre
Legal advice on immigration & asylum, welfare, discrimination & employment law. Mea House, Ellison Pl, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8XS
General Advice Line: 0191 2304777 email@example.com
Right to Remain
07756562384 answer service (leave a message or send a text), firstname.lastname@example.org
The Skills Hub brings together a range of partner organisations who offer young people and adults living in Newcastle:
Careers advice and guidance
Help getting into work and training
Advice setting up a business
Email at email@example.com. Or simply call into see us on level 2 of Newcastle City Library .
Support access to language tuition, higher education, finance and meaningful employment in the UK
Refugee education for equal opportunities in the UK Mentoring, professional training and free laptops
English classes (ESOL)
Free ESOL classes. The CastleGate, Melbourne Street, Newcastle, NE1 2JQ firstname.lastname@example.org
Ring to make an appointment 0191 231 3113
Café, information, free courses, ESOL, culture group.
City House, 1 City Road, Newcastle, NE1 2AF email@example.com
0191 222 0622
North East Solidarity & Teaching (NEST)
English for All UK
Face to face informal ESOL class on Thursdays at DiverCity Hub, Buckingham St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5QU. There are also online classes. firstname.lastname@example.org
Newcastle, NE4 5JE
Newcastle City Learning
ESOL classes in Heaton and Westgate Road Westgate College, Newcastle NE4 9LU
Welfare, housing & advice
Citizens Advice Bureau
Building 33 New Bridge St West, Newcastle, NE1 8AX 0844 499 4717
Advice and information. Inside City Centre Library, Charles Avison
Housing problems, debt problems, welfare benefits. 140-150 Pilgrim St, Newcastle, NE1 6TH.
Free Advice Helpline 0808 800 4444
The Hub Welfare Rights and Advice Service
Benefits information & help
Westgate Baptist Church
07500 338126 or 07547 393191 email@example.com
Information, advice, free to use the computers, books. There are also libraries in Baker, in Fenham, in Gateshead and other places in Newcastle.
City Centre Library, Charles Avison Building, 33 New Bridge St West, Newcastle , NE1 8AX
Access to higher education
Higher Education - scholarships for refugees and people seeking asylum
Supporting LGBTQ people seeking asylum
Volunteer Centre Newcastle
Find out about places to volunteer in Newcastle.