The Refugee and Migrant Project (RAMP) supports migrants, asylum seekers and refugees who are destitute or facing destitution 

We support people who have migrated to the UK through a whole range of routes and reasons. their immigration status is either unclear, undocumented or not yet finalised.  Often the individuals and families we support are homeless or in unsuitable accommodation, have serious health issues and may be suffering from the trauma of being trafficked or sexually abused or exploited. 

Help Accessing Food

Every Tuesday & Friday our food bank is open at our base in Manor Park from 10am-2pm. We provide a parcel of dry food such as pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes and beans, tinned fish, tea and biscuits. Occasionally we are able to provide nappies and wipes. The content of the parcel depends entirely on the donations we receive so we cannot guarantee particular items.

We have now expanded out criteria due to the Coronavirus outbreak so any individual needing urgent assistance can access this service

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Advice & Advocacy

Our Refugee and Migrant Project caseworker offers advice and advocacy on:

  • Housing

  • Welfare grants

  • Accessing healthcare

  • Education

  • Employment, where applicable

  • Benefits, where applicable

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Hear Tami's Story

Tami fled here from Malawi as a teenager after her parents and brother were murdered.  She met a man in the UK also from Malawi and they have children together. Sadly the relationship became abusive when Tami was pregnant with her third child.  Tami had no idea how to legalise her position in the UK and lived in constant fear. The Renewal Programme supported Tami whilst she was applying to the Home Office and provided Tami with food and friendship. Tami says that without the help from our food bank, her daughter would not have sufficient food to take to school for packed lunch, nor would her daughter have suitable shoes to wear to school.  These things are important to Tami and she is horrified that her poverty means she could not provide her children with the basic things in life.

Tami recently won her appeal to the Home Office and is looking forward to being able to work and live in the UK. She said:

“I’m so grateful for everything, for all the support, the food, the clothes, over the last 7 years. If it were not for RAMP, I just don’t know where I would be or how I would have coped.”

 

Click here for more information about eligibility for RAMP services.