Who we are

Migrant Help was founded as a charity in 1963 by Helen Ellis (MBE) and was originally known as the Kent Committee for the Welfare of Migrants (KCWM). The charity was established to give support to the high number of distressed migrants arriving through the ports of Kent. Since then Migrant Help’s services have expanded across the UK and we have become one of the leading national charities working to support vulnerable migrants.

The day-to-day operation of Migrant Help is overseen by an Executive Leadership Team comprised of the Chief Executive and 2 divisional directors. The Chief Executive is responsible to the Trustees for the management of Migrant Help. Our Executive Team, Trustees, staff and volunteers are all dedicated to delivering services to improve the lives of vulnerable migrants in the UK.