Hackney Migrant Centre runs an advice service providing immigration and housing advice alongside wellbeing support.
We welcome all migrants. It doesn’t matter what your immigration status, nationality or current place of residence is. But, we only have a small staff team and can only help a few people, so we must first help migrants who are destitute, homeless or on a low income. If this does not apply to you, we are still happy to give you information or tell you about other organisations that might help you.
Please note, we do not accept referrals from external organisations. The form must be completed by the visitor (help may be provided to them to complete it).
Our referral form is now closed until January. If your enquiry is urgent, and cannot wait until then, please follow the links on our website to find other organisations that could assist you. If you have an immediate deadline or issue and cannot find alternative support, please call our phoneline on 07856632796 between 10am-12pm Monday-Friday.
We will use the information that you provide in this form to decide if we can help you. If we can help you, we will contact you with an appointment time to come and see us. At the first appointment you will talk to a volunteer about what you need help with. Then we will let you know if we have a staff member with the right skills and time to help you with your immigration or housing problem. If we do, we will book another appointment for you on a different day. At both appointments we will give you a hot lunch.
If your enquiry is not urgent please send us a message via the Contact Us page.
Need urgent help?
You can find a list of other organisations that offer support and advice to migrants via the link below. Please note, as a result of the pandemic services may have changed and may no longer be open.
Where to find legal advisors?
If you need legal advice and assistance urgently, please use one of the below websites to find accredited and qualified solicitors (or OISC-accredited immigration advisers):
Law Society “Find a Solicitor” search engine – https://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/
Legal Aid lawyers in your area – https://find-legal-advice.justice.gov.uk/
Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) Adviser Finder – https://home.oisc.gov.uk/adviser_finder/finder.aspx
Our advice service offers free advice and casework on:
- Homelessness and insecure housing, including destitution cases with “no recourse to public funds” (NRPF)
- Poverty relief, including food bank vouchers and small grants
- Health advocacy, for help with access to NHS services, GP registration and problems with NHS charges.