To assist in the response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and in line with current government advice, many face-to-face and drop-in services for migrants are currently suspended.
A list of current services provided by partners can be found here:
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Useful information about asylum and immigration policy and practice
Changes to the asylum and immigration process due to Covid-19 from Right to Remain.
Changes to Home Office asylum and immigration policy and practice from Refugee Council.
Coronavirus and the UK immigration system by Free Movement.
Food Deliveries for those isolating
Groups in Birmingham are working together to support those most in need. For more information, or to request assistance, please click here
NACCOM have also produced guidance for those without valid forms of ID.
Health advice in a number of languages can be found here.
If you have a medical condition that makes you vulnerable to COVID-19, you can register on this website.
Birmingham City Council has launched a dedicated helpline for those in critical need:
- Online information: birmingham.gov.uk/coronavirus_advice
- Online support request: here
- By phone: 0121 303 1116 (Mon-Fri:9am-5pm)
Social Isolation and Befriending
TimePeace aims to bridge the social gap between refugees, asylum seekers and locals. Members can message, have group discussions or share info and join events, courses and activities. Join the TimePeace Slack community.
Restore provides befriending and social activities for those in Birmingham who are currently seeking asylum
A list of free online resources for home study can be found here
Details for further support available in Birmingham can be found here
The West Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership have a list of resources available here
A searchable UK-wide database can be found here