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NNLS Destitute Asylum Seekers Drop in

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Unfortunately, because of coronavirus, we have had to temporarily close the drop-in.
In the meantime, please see suggestions below for support:
https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/get-support/services/covid-19-signposting-project/
For help with food: Call your local council to request a free food package delivered. Or contact one of the organisations (according to where you live) listed below for help:
North London:
Brent Council:
Barnet Council:
BRS Food bank: 07983437425 or send an email to farida@b-r-s.org.uk
West London:
Salma Food: 07767164246 or see https://www.salma-foodbank.org/
East London:
https://www.renewalprogramme.org.uk/food-bank (Offer a food bank in Manor Park every Tuesday & Friday from 10am-2pm)
South London:
South London Refugee Association: 07743466894 or https://www.slr-a.org.uk/
Brixton Soup Kitchen: open to the public on weekdays between 10am to 2pm on Mondays to Fridays (297-299 Coldhabour Lane, SW9 8RP).
Norwood and Brixton Foodbank: 020 8670 0070 for foodbank vouchers. Or try this: 0808 2082138
To view Public Health Information about Covid-19 – translated into 51 languages: see https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/
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The Drop in supports over 450 destitute asylum seekers and their children every month. Our volunteers offer legal signposting, appointments with doctors and therapists, nutritious cooked food, nearly-new or new clothing and footwear and a welcoming, warm and friendly space. Every client also receives a supermarket voucher and travel expenses.

We set up the Drop in because we became aware of the desperate needs of destitute asylum seekers, many of whom go hungry and survive predominantly on the kindness of friends.

The project launched in March 2006 with just one asylum seeker attending – today we welcome people from more than 60 different countries. The asylum seekers travel to us from across London and sometimes beyond, and the project is run entirely by volunteers.

A large number of our clients are survivors of torture and/or rape and have chosen destitution over deportation because they fear for their lives if they are returned home.

The Drop in is a registered charity no. 1177599

For details of next Drop in, please click here.

For more information about who we are and how we are run, click here.

To make a donation to the Drop in, please click here.

To volunteer please email us at: dropin@nnls-masorti.org.uk or find out more information here

 

All photographs courtesy of Sam Pearce www.square-image.co.uk