At Migrant Help we have over 50 years of knowledge and experience of giving advice and support to vulnerable migrants in the UK.

  • What we do

    We help vulnerable migrants across the UK feel protected, safe, informed and supported so that they are able to move forward with their lives. Find out more about our services.

  • What we believe

    Our vision is for a global society that protects vulnerable migrants, treats them with respect and enables them to become successful members of their communities.

  • Where we work

    Migrant Help offers a range of services across the UK. To find a service near you search our interactive map.

  • Who we are

    Over the past 50 years, Migrant Help has developed services and projects based on our core belief of listening, understanding and supporting individual vulnerable migrants. Find out more about our leadership team, staff and volunteers.

Get involved

Your support can help transform the lives of vulnerable people who have fled persecution, escaped from slavery or found themselves in a situation that they do not understand. There are lots of ways you can make a difference including volunteering, making a donation or fundraising. Find out how you can get involved.

  • Volunteer

    At Migrant Help volunteers are a crucial part of our organisation. Join our friendly group and make a difference.

  • Trusts and foundations

    Many of our projects would not be possible without the support of trusts and foundations. They make a tremendous difference to what we can achieve.

  • Corporate support

    We recognise the important role that the private sector can play in positive social development and tackling exploitation. You can help us by donating to a project or event or by giving in kind support.

  • Give monthly

    Your regular donation can help rebuild the lives of families who have fled persecution; give hope to those imprisoned in slavery; and give re-assurance to those who find themselves in a situation that they do not understand.

Latest news

  • Migrant Help UK shortlisted for the Charity Awards 2016

    09 May 2016

    Migrant Help UK has today made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector. The charity has been shortlisted in the Advice, Support and Advocacy category for its Asylum Help service, which provides free, independent advice and guidance to asylum seekers across the country. Charity...Read more

  • Catherine Johnstone joins as Interim CEO

    05 April 2016

    Catherine Johnstone has joined Migrant Help UK as Interim CEO, a role she has held in a number of other charities. Her last permanent position was with Samaritans, which she left in August 2015 after six and a half years as their CEO. Catherine has been a CEO for 23 years, primarily in the charity...Read more

  • Migrant Help extends migrant pastoral care to Cardiff

    17 March 2016

    Migrant Help has set up its fourth multi-faith chaplaincy. The service was launched in Cardiff this month. The team of chaplains offers pastoral care with non-religious agenda and includes Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Mormon and Eastern Orthodox members. They give faith-based support, either personally or via a colleague, but their primary purpose is to restore the...Read more

  • Minister praises Migrant Help’s advice line

    16 March 2016

    Lord Bates, the Minister of State at the Home Office, has described the free telephone advice line run by Migrant Help as ‘an excellent service’. Speaking in the House of Lords during an Immigration Bill debate on 15 March, he  said: “Many refugees have much to contribute to our economy as well as to our...Read more

  • Migrant Help sporting initiative featured on BBC Radio Kent

    16 March 2016

    Listen to BBC Radio Kent’s Jo Burn interviewing our Chief Executive, Robert McCrea, and Community Liaison and Volunteer Co-ordinator, Graham Dunkerley, about our partnership with Canterbury Rugby Football Club, and our plans to promote integration through sport.  ...Read more

  • Cristian’s Story:
    Two years ago I had nothing. No food and nowhere to live. I’d managed to shower maybe twice a year. Now, thanks to Migrant Help, I have safe accommodation, new clothes and they have helped me see doctors for my health problems. Most of all, they have listened to me. I’m so thankful for everything they’ve done. They’re like a family to me now.
  • Stefan’s Story:
    Many nights my children would go to bed hungry. My wife Tasaria and I gave them whatever food we had, but it was rarely enough. Their clothes were worn through. But with no money, I’m ashamed to say I’d even looked in rubbish bins for clothes other families had thrown out.