About the Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants

The Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants (ICRM) was founded in 1997, offering English classes to asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants. We registered as a charity in 2010 (no. 1135205). 

Our aims are:

  • to reach all who need our support;
  • to help people make positive transitions in their lives by overcoming practical barriers;
  • to help people overcome language barriers preventing them integrating;
  • to provide immediate relief from poverty, hunger, and other issues;
  • to support people to feel connected to the community and the community to be supportive to refugees and asylum seekers.

We currently have five members of staff, 3 freelance workers, and are supported by around 30 volunteers each year. Our work is overseen by an 8 member Board of Trustees. We are funded entirely by grants and donations. We operate as a walk-in service, with all comers welcome to register with us.

You can find our annual reports here.

Find out more about how we maintain the safety of our Centre space here: Safeguarding Policy Statement.

For more information, contact us here.