Here are the sources of information we find useful and relevant for enriching knowledge and understanding on circumstances of refugees settling in urban areas; also to those interested in reaching out to more events and organisations working on related to migration and asylum seekers in the U.K..

Local Centres for Refugees and Migrants

Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network – a community charity which provides free services including information and advice on asylum, immigration, welfare, housing and health; skill training, employment information, women’s support, and emergency support.

Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants – a community charity which provides free advising services, English classes, Art and Writing classes, Music classes, Book Group, Hot Meal serving, and Dance classes. Open on Mondays (10:00 – 14:30) Tuesdays (10:00 – 13:00) and Wednesdays (10:00 – 15:30).

Hackney Migrant Centre

Haringey Migrant Support Centre – a community charity which provides free advising drop-in sessions, health advice regarding to NHS, hot meal, and a social space for everyone. Open on Mondays (12:00 noon – approx. 13:00).



SOOP  – a social enterprise which takes food to tackle the perplex situations refugees face when arriving the U.K.

Academic Literature

David Palmer & Kim Ward (2007) ‘Lost’: listening to the voices and mental health needs of forced migrants in London

Linda Morrice (2007) Lifelong learning and the social integration of refugees in the UK: the significance of social capital

Dr Sin Yi Cheung & Dr Jenny Phillimore (2013) Research Report for Nuffield Foundation: Social networks, social capital and refugee integration