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Welcome to SWAP

Support for Wigan Arrivals Project (SWAP) supports asylum seekers and refugees who are living in the Wigan Borough.

Our vision is for everyone living in Wigan to feel welcome, to be given an equal chance to build a decent life, and to know where and how to access support when necessary.

SWAP provide practical hands on support through a range of services, including 1:1 advocacy and case work, educational and support groups.

Volunteers play a key role, helping to deliver both group work and befriending support, as well as volunteers from our client base who help with interpretation and translation.

SWAP recently moved into Penson Street Community Centre and this has allowed us to develop and deliver additional group work to help a larger number of asylum seekers settle into the Borough and contribute to community life.

We also have close working relationships with a large number of specialist providers that we can signpost people to. Please note that SWAP does not give legal advice on immigration matters, and we are unable to help clients to fill in legal forms, but we can signpost people to agencies that provide this help.

For more information about SWAP, our services and how you can get involved call the office on 01942 825750.

Support for Wigan Arrivals Project (SWAP) is a community based Registered Charity (1124034 registered 13 May 2008) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (06245117 incorporated on 11 May 2007) working across Wigan Borough, including Leigh, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Hindley, Standish, Golborne and the areas in-between.

Registered Company No. 6245117