AFRIL provides a number of services to support vulnerable asylum seekers, migrants and refugees. We have three core services: the Rainbow Club supplementary school; the Helping Hands Foodbank; and the Advice and Advocacy Service. We also run a number of arts-based wellbeing projects, an Allotment of Refuge, and an immigration advice project in partnership with Southwark Law Centre.
Since AFRIL was founded in 2006, we have made a real difference to the lives of hundreds of asylum seekers, refugees, and vulnerable migrants. Our work enables service users to meet their crisis needs, resolve complex problems, and develop the skills and knowledge they need to meaningfully integrate into the community. Find out more here.
AFRIL is a small charity: we would not be able to support the most vulnerable members of our community without your help. We rely on donations and grants - but you can support our work in other ways. We need donations in kind for our foodbank, volunteers across all of our projects, and support to raise awareness of the issues our service users face. Find out more about ways to support our work.
If you do one thing today – watch this film. No child should be forced to leave their home and seek sanctuary, however children currently make up a quarter of people seeking asylum in the UK. It is with both sadness and pride that we launch – A Place to Call Home. This short film […]
It has come to our attention that some webpages state that Refugee Cafe is located in AFRIL’s office at the Leemore Centre. Refugee Cafe is not linked to AFRIL and is not based at the Leemore Centre. To contact Refugee Cafe, please visit their instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/refugeescafe/?hl=en We are sorry to anyone who has travelled […]
Free activities for children over the Summer 2023. Please contact the providers directly to sign up or if you need more information about a specific activity. Children can register for activities if they live or attend school in the borough. Places are allocated on first-come, first-served basis and are free for children receiving Free School […]