British Red Cross – Bradford

British Red Cross – Bradford

c/o Bradford Action for Refugees, 40A Piccadilly Bradford BD1 3NN

Destitution Drop-in. A welcoming and safe space for asylum seekers to get advice, use computers and meet others.

Every Tuesday at the Millside Centre, 131 Grattan Road, Bradford, BD1 2HS from 10:00 – 14:00.

Contact the coordinator Zeraslasie on 07860 401974, 0113 201 5258 or [email protected]  for more information (Monday – Thursday) or contact the office on 0113 2015240 and ask to speak to Refugee Support on Fridays.

We assist asylum seekers and refugees to find a route out of destitution by:

  • Providing short-term emergency provisions in the form of food vouchers, food parcels, toiletries and clothing.
  • Reading through client’s paperwork and suggesting a course of action
  • Referring/ Signposting to solicitors and volunteer organisations that help people with asylum applications (and family reunion and welfare advice)
  • Referring/ Signposting to asylum support organisations (BAFR, Asylum Help)
  • Referring clients to emergency accommodation providers (Hope Housing, Nightstop, LASSN Shortstop, Inn Churches)
  • Referring/ Signposting to Healthcare providers (GPs and dentists) and Mental Health Services and volunteer organisations promoting mental well-being (Bradford CMHT, Solace)
  • Referring to orientation and befriending organisations (HALE, BAFR)
  • Referring to specialist organisations who provide support for refugees and asylum seekers (Bradford Women’s Aid, Bradford Rape Crisis)
  • Providing advice on volunteering opportunities with the Red Cross and signpost to Bradford Volunteering Centre
  • Advice on English Classes and other Educational courses in Bradford (Bradford College, BIASAN, BAFR, Landmark Centre)
  • Information about and referrals to other Red Cross Services such as International Family Tracing and Family Reunion Travel Assistance


Trained volunteers help:

  • Filling in forms and providing information about housing, benefits, and asylum
  • Making phone calls
  • Finding a doctor, dentist or solicitor
  • Providing information about jobs and courses
  • Using libraries, museums, etc
  • Using public transport

Issuing food parcels and sleeping bags to asylum seekers and refugees who are destitute.


Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
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