We aim to ensure people can live safely in the UK

We provide immigration advice and casework services to individuals and families who are referred to us by other advice and community agencies, such as South London Refugee Association, Action for Refugees in Southwark, Local Authorities and health professionals. Our services are free of charge, paid for by legal aid and grant funding.

We specialise in asylum and human rights cases, medical grounds, family, private life and long residence cases, Windrush and EUSS. We can take on cases with a long and complex immigration history and make further submissions to the Home Office.

We are able to assist clients with capacity and mental health problems, children and young people, survivors of gender-based violence and other vulnerable people. We always use qualified professional interpreters and clients may request a caseworker of any gender.

Homeless Patients Legal Advocacy Service.

We work in partnership with the homeless teams at Guys, St Thomas and Kings College hospitals and the discharge team at Lewisham Hospital to provide casework and representation for homeless patients, and training and second tier consultancy for the hospital teams. The project at Guys and St Thomas project won the second prize in the London Homeless Awards 2021

Please click on link to the recent evaluation of year 2 of this project.

We have now received funding from the South East London Integrated Care Board to set up a similar project for Lewisham Hospital homeless patients

Advice on EU Settlement

We have received funding from the Home Office and from Southwark council to provide assistance with more complex applications for settlement from vulnerable EEA nationals. We work in partnership with New Europeans and Citizens Advice Southwark.

For more information on immigration advice services in Southwark and Lewisham click here.

Immigration Advice in Southwark and Lewisham

What to expect from an Immigration Adviser. Click here for more details.

Examples of cases we may take on

  • Cases for particularly vulnerable people who would be unable to deal with cases themselves or be able to access the specialist advice services they require elsewhere
  • Cases that have the potential to protect or advance access to justice and the rule of law
  • Cases that have the potential to benefit many people
  • Cases that are especially factually and/or legally complex
  • Appeals to the upper tribunal and higher courts
  • Cases involving a discrimination claim
  • Cases where there is a cross over with welfare rights and housing rights
  • EU Settlement applications

    To refer a client please complete this form – EUSS referral form

Cases that we cannot deal with

  • Business related cases and cases for individuals who can afford to pay for representation.

Our Organisation

We are a registered charity and are governed by a trustee board of local residents.
Please click here to view our 2021 Annual Report
please click here to view our Audited Reports for the Year Ended March 31st 2021
To view our Privacy Policy click here.
Company registration number: 1418763 • Charity registration number: 277927
Office of the Immigration Service Commissioners reference is N201000009