We offer advice, practical assistance and friendship to all refugees and asylum seekers regardless of race, religion or political opinion.

The drop in advice sessions take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets are given out from 8.30 in the morning, and clients are seen from 9.30 onwards. This occurs on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive by 9 to ensure entry and avoid disappointment.

The General Advice service provides advice, information and assistance on a wide range of issues. These include; destitution, housing, debt, welfare benefits, health, legal and asylum support.

The objective is to provide basic support and assistance to service users, resolve queries, signpost to external services, refer to specialist in-house projects and partner agencies, as well as liaise with various agencies and organisations on behalf of the service users.

The advice sessions act as the main point of contact for new and existing service users, and also offer a way of screening those who are eligible to access the Forum’s services.