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Support services for those seeking refuge

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If you’re seeking refuge, it’s important to get help if you need it. There are a number of local and national services you can contact for support.

Local support in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

British Red Cross Refugee Support in Leicester


Telephone: 0116 479 0900

More information about how the British Red Cross can help.


Leicester City of Sanctuary



More information about how Leicester City of Sanctuary can help.


After18 (for those under 25 years old in Leicester)



Telephone: 07851 022 125

More information about how After18 can help.


National resources and other useful websites

British Red Cross: Find your local refugee service

If you are based outside of Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland, you can find your local British Red Cross refugee service here.

More information about how the British Red Cross can help.


Migrant Help UK – Support for those claiming asylum

More information about how Migrant Help can support you.

Telephone: 0808 8010 503



Resources for those who have experienced trauma

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called Chat Health. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.

Page last reviewed: 04-11-2021

Next review due: 04-11-2024