Looking For Help?

We work with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants from all over the world offering English classes, practical support and community.  We welcome people regardless of where they come from, their immigration status, their age, their religion, their background or any other factor.   

We work with registered clients only – this way we are able to offer a high level of support, finding out exactly what each person needs from us and helping them with that.

High demand means that our register is full at the moment.  

If you are interested in our services, either for yourself or for a friend, we ask you to register for our waiting list. 

To register for the waiting list please fill in Form 1 below and you will automatically be placed on the waiting list and notified when we have space.

Please click here to fill in the Registration Form – Form 1.

In the meantime please see our recommendations below of organisations which can offer specific support.

Please note, if you are/are supporting a child or young person who is an asylum seeker, refugee, or migrant, it may be better to contact a specialist service such as Young Roots.


We have a range of online English worksheets available here.

Food and other essentials

Find your local refugee service centre with the British Red Cross, click here.

Little Village for baby banks, click here.

Interesting and social activities

We will post the information for Zoom sessions by our partner organisations here. These sessions are not organised by Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants. 

Non-urgent medical help

NHS NON emergency number – 111
NHS Book a COVID test – 119 
Dental Helpline for free an impartial advice – 01788 539780

Central London Action on Sexual Health (CLASH) – 0203 317 5252
Central London Action on Sexual Health (CLASH) HIV related help – 0203 317 5100

Emergency contact and crisis numbers

Emergency when there is a threat to life (ONLY IN EMERGENCIES)

Police, Fire or Ambulance – 999


NHS NON emergency number – 111
NHS Book a COVID test – 119 

Mental Health 

Samaritans – 116 123
NHS emergency mental health support – https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/where-to-get-urgent-help-for-mental-health/ . 


Crisis – 0300 636 1967 

Streetlink London (for street homelessness specifically) – 0300 500 0914 or https://www.streetlink.org.uk/

Immigration and Asylum Support

Migrant Helphttps://www.migranthelpuk.org/

Free asylum helpline (open 24/7/365): 0808 8010 503  

You can also contact Migrant Help via their webchat or online enquiry form

Notre Dame Refugee Centre are offering a telephone advice service. Call 0207 440 2669 to book an appointment. Free immigration advice available in French or English. 

Immigration Advice – Available Mondays 10:30 – 12:30 and Wednesdays & Fridays 10:30 – 13:30

Housing and Welfare Benefit Advice – Available Wednesdays 10:30 – 13 :30. 

Bail for Immigration Detainees
Detainee Helpline – Tel: 020 7456 9750 (line open 10am to 12 noon Monday to Thursday – outside these times leave a message)