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Merton and Wandsworth Asylum Welcome

We warmly welcome asylum-seekers, refugees and those recently arrived in the UK. Our drop-in centres are a place where you can get help and advice, learn new skills, enjoy a healthy lunch and meet new people. We work with other organisations and are trusted in the community. Our services are free and confidential.

Wandsworth Asylum Welcome, Mondays 10am–2pm (term time), St Mary’s Church, Balham High Road SW12 9BS

Merton Asylum Welcome, Tuesdays 10am–1pm (term time), Vestry Hall, 338 London Rd, Mitcham CR4 3UD

020 8646 6564, 07956 990 671

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The Equality Act 2010 (EA) gives disabled people important rights of access to everyday services. Service providers have an obligation to make reasonable adjustments to premises or to the way they provide a service. Sometimes it just takes minor changes to make a service accessible.
A refugee is someone who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.