AFRIL (Action for Refugees in Lewisham )

Who We Are:

Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL) is a small, local charity founded in 2006. We support asylum seekers, vulnerable migrants and refugees to lift themselves out of poverty and rebuild their lives. AFRIL provides advice and casework in the areas of housing and homelessness, NRPF, welfare benefits, asylum support, access to health and childrens’ education, and related matters. Casework is in depth and holistic and we work in partnership with our clients empowering them to move from dependence to independence. Our other core services include: Rainbow Club supplementary school, improving the educational attainment and wellbeing of 100 refugee and vulnerable migrant children at our weekly Saturday school; a Food bank providing regular culturally appropriate food to families with no recourse to public funds; and an immigration project in partnership with Southwark Law Centre. We also deliver wellbeing activities to reduce isolation and encourage integration including our Allotment of Refuge, art@home group and Together We Thrive women led network.

Who We Can Help:

We support asylum seekers, vulnerable migrants and refugees.

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