Migrant Action is an advocacy and rights based organisation. Our mission is to empower migrants and reduce vulnerability. Through our work we aim to advocate for vulnerable migrants and increase access to justice. We work to overcome the effects of government policies that create vulnerability amongst migrants. Migrant Action is committed to Migrant justice and integration.
Since 2016, Migrant Action has been supporting new and vulnerable migrants (non-asylum seekers or refugees) including migrants with insecure and irregular immigration status in Leeds area. Visit our Facebook and website www.migrantaction.org for more information about our work. In April 2018, Migrant Action was made aware of the lack of appropriate service provision in Barnsley for other migrants who are not asylum seekers and refugees but who needed advice, guidance, advocacy and other forms of practical support.
Migrant Action’s consultation with local partner agencies in Barnsley confirmed the gap in specialist service provision for other migrants who are not asylum seekers or refugees. Consequently, from May 2018, Migrant Action operates drop-in service in Barnsley every fortnight from 1-4pm at The CORE, County Way in Barnsley. We are excited about the prospects of this new service development.
What help do we offer?
* Information, impartial/non-directive advice and guidance
* Advocacy support
* Monthly community Pop-up information & advice sessions
* Access to justice (legal advice & advocacy)
* A safe space to explore options
* Integration support
How can our work benefit local community?
* Volunteer opportunities
* Engagement and greater access to ‘hard to reach’ group
* Increase awareness and improve understanding and change attitudes.
* Improve community relations and social cohesion
Our new service in Barnsley is an exciting service development opportunity working closely with other organisations and local community.