Links and information.

Use these links to find out more about asylum, refugee and migrant worker laws, in policy and in practice.

Find other organisations working with refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers in Wigan and beyond.

Wigan Council

Provides details of council services as well as tourism, recreation, arts, culture and commercial information.

UK Visas and Immigration

Government department with responsibility for immigration control in the UK, including granting refugee status and setting policy covering refugee entitlements, obligations and restrictions.


The information centre about asylum and refugees in the UK : an academic research and information organisation situated in the School of Social Sciences at City University . Useful resources and publications on a wide range of refugee issues.

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees

The UN Refugee Agency : The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) protects and supports refugees and assists in their return or resettlement.

Employability Forum

Independent organisation that promotes the employment of refugees and the integration of migrant workers in the UK.

Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association

A professional association of lawyers and academics practising in or concerned about immigration, asylum and nationality law.

The Refugee Council

The largest refugee agency in the UK providing advice to asylum seekers and refugees.

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

Immigration, nationality and refugee law and policy.

International Labour Organisation

The UN specialised agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognised human and labour rights.

Refugee Action Manchester

Maintains links with a large number of voluntary and statutory organisations across the region.

Citizens advice

Citizens advice in the Wigan Borough.

Migrant Rights Network

Getting heard in the public debate on immigration and inclusion.

The ASHA Foundation

Bridging nationalities, religions and cultures.

The Boaz Trust

This is the place to find out what drives Boaz to work with destitute asylum seekers in the Greater Manchester area.

Bolton Refugees and Asylum Seekers Support

BRASS provide a drop-in centre to befriend and support refugees and asylum seekers.

Refugee Action Liverpool

Maintains links with a large number of voluntary and statutory organisations across the region.